I had some pressed-back oak chairs sitting around in my workshop forever!! Someone gave them to me for free back when I’d never turn down free. (I’ve learned to be a little more discriminating in what I’ll take up valuable workshop space with.) They weren’t in good shape to begin with. The wood on the seats was split, and grew more so over months of sitting in the workshop. The legs had been chewed by a dog. Overall, completely yucky! But I have such a hard time throwing things away! I kept thinking “The backs are so pretty! I’m sure I could think of something to do with them.”
I’m not sure what happened to my before picture, since I took it SO long ago, but they were these kind of pressed-back chairs that you see everywhere, but in much worse shape.
I had the idea to turn the chair backs into a headboard, and as it turned out, three chair backs put side-by-side was JUST the right width for a queen size bed! It was meant to be!
I lined them up and attached them together with some scrap wood that I cut to size.
Then primed them with some cheapo black spray primer.
I then spray painted them with my favorite silver metallic spray paint, Rustoleum Bright Coat Chrome, and added a black glaze to antique it and make it look like pewter:
How I wish I had a queen size bed in my house so I could stage it up all nice for you guys! (sigh…) You’ll just have to use your imagination. ;)
I’m just glad I could salvage some part of these chairs and repurpose them into something cute and unexpected. It makes me happy.
I’m really getting discouraged with the sales and marketing aspect of furniture upcycling lately, so I guess the forced break for birth and newborn days is coming at an opportune time. (Baby is scheduled for induction two weeks from tomorrow!!!)
Since I don’t want to sell this headboard, and I have no use for it here since there’s not a queen bed to be seen, how about a giveaway?!?!?! (I’m not able to ship this, so unfortunately this giveaway is only for locals, within pick-up proximity to Prescott Valley, AZ. Please pass the word along to any Arizonans you know who might be interested as well!)
Here’s what you need to do:
1. Be a public, Google Follower of this blog. (If you’re not already, you can go ahead and click follow over to the right on the sidebar.)
2. “Like” us on the Twice Lovely Facebook fan page.
3. Leave a comment that you’ve done both of the above.
For an extra entry, stop by Cara an my new(ish) Etsy shop, Garden Laundry (a place for soft, vintage bedding and linens) and comment back here about your favorite item we have listed, OR something you wish we had in the shop. :)
I will draw and announce a winner on Monday, July 25th.
I have a fantastic giveaway coming up next week as well, so stick around. ;)
P.S. – One of my best friends, Tiffany of Tiffany Lee Photography took some great maternity pics of me the other day. I thought I’d share one for those of you who are curious as to what I’m looking like these days. :)