Wednesday, January 4, 2012

From pillar to headboard?

This past summer we F I NA L LY got our porch pillars replaced. I wish I would have thought to take pictures of what they looked like. Suffice it to say that one of the pillars was not even mounted into the porch floor due to a certain yellow lab  and a few chipmunks. She may look pretty and sweet but boy, when she is chasing chipmunks, she is a wildabeast umm, I mean a hunter first and foremost! 

Myndi the wildabeast!

So, that and the fact they were just plain ugly my hubby finally replaced them with some beeeeautiful new ones. This left us with a pile of 1x6 boards that both me and my hubby looked at for several days laying out in the yard. Of course, my mind was churning the whole time thinking about what I could do with those boards. Boy was I surprised when my hubby said to me "you should reuse those boards somehow." Wow, guess we've been married a little too long...he's even starting to think like me!

Boards laid out for sizing and cutting.

Boards laid out, jigsaw cut, and being reinforced.

Hah, I had already thought 'headboard' in my mind and when I mentioned this he really liked the idea! Wow. Did I say 'wow?' So, I laid them out and measured. Cut (first time using a jigsaw my friends) and sanded and my hubby assembled them into the final headboard product.

Sanded and ready to paint.

Painted and mounted to bed.

Then came the painting. After a lot little bit of sanding, I base coated with a beige paint that I had on hand. Glazed with pickling glaze, antiqued with some brown glaze, waxed with some IKEA bees wax. Final detail was to add the medallion. That was the only cost into this project was $5. for the medallion. Not bad I say!

Linking up this week to:

Before and After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick
Power of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking
Homemade Weekend Linkup at
Pink Saturdays at

Have a great week chicas!


  1. I LOVE this headboard!!! Our bedroom is needing a headboard. Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog, All In A Day, and for your sweet words about my stenciled dining room wall. Our walls are textured too! They have that "knock down" texture. Stenciling it still was a breeze! Good luck if you decide to do your ceiling! xoxo

  2. I am loving this headboard....nice job!!! xoxo

  3. This headboard is fantastic! It is so shabby chic and the bedding is beautiful too. What a wonderful way to repurpose. Happy Pink Saturday! ~Marti

  4. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I love tha you did the headboard yourself and recycled. It looks amazing and more so considering the jigsaw was used for the first time. New follower! Look forward to seeing your ceiling when it's done.

  5. it's beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday. I hope you will stop by Katherines Corner and enter the Pink Poodle Giveaway. xo

  6. Wow, what a lovely transformation! Great job! Happy Pink Saturday!

  7. Very creative!

    Come see my PINK, when you get a chance. Have a great weekend!


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