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Topic: What to do with a headboard  (Read 1946 times)
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« on: April 30, 2010 09:23:04 AM »

My future MIL has a headboard sitting in her garage that she offered to me. I don't particularly need it for a headboard, but I love the way it looks, and I want to use it for something. It's black and white, kind of fan-shaped, and handmade, so I don't want to tear it up. It kind of matches the colors of my kitchen and living room, so I thought of using it somehow in there... I'm open to suggestions.
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2010 02:50:58 PM »

If it doesn't weigh too much, it would make a great wall hanging! But even if it's heavy, it can be leaned against the wall as a decorative element.

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2010 09:15:32 PM »

You could use it as a "deacon's bench". I saw on HGTV where they built a small bench and then attached the headboard to the back as a support. It was used in the entryway as a place to sit and remove/put on your boots.

Maybe you could screw in a row of coat hooks into it, and attach it to the wall as a place where kids/visitors could hang coats in the entryway. (I'd saw off the "legs" from the headboard first, though)

How about a decorative mantle piece (also remove the legs)
Or...Re-Use the removed legs by screwing them to the underside of the flat edge as a support and place in front of a fireplace as a decorative screen (not while the fire is going, though  Wink

If your kitchen has the space to do this, I'm envious - Remove the legs, screw in a row of larger sized cup hooks to the underside of the flat edge of your headboard, so they're hanging down. Mount the headboard on your wall and hang kitchen gadgets from the hooks - if you have crummy plastic ladles and spatulas, invest in some stainless ones, they'll make you look like a real pro...and an organized one too!


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