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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Beds...Not Just For Sleeping Anymore

Everyone enjoys a peaceful, uninterrupted night of sleep. The Cranky Queen is even "crankier" when she does not get her beauty sleep! Buttttttt....sometimes, beds become rickety or out of style or even (God Forbid), old...& people find themselves discarding head and footboards.
Above is the Cranky Prince, Logan, who helped me create this "headboard hanger." We found it on the side of the road in a trash pile. No rails. Dirty and chippy...no longer beneficial for a good nights rest!
It started out looking like this...excuse the mess...Cranky King's workshop is NEVER clean! Just because he thinks he is "royalty", doesn't mean he cannot pick up a broom every once in awhile!
As you can see, the varnish was peeling off...it was headed to the "old bed's heaven" before we snatched it off the road!
We added vintage hangers to be used to hang coats, hats, bags, etc.
 
So after power spraying the headboard to get all of the peeling paint off, Logan cut off the legs of the bed using a power saw.  We then added the old hardware & attached heavy duty hanger on the back for easy hanging.
This was our mother-son (queen-prince) "do-it-yourself" project.  And the Headboard Hanger sold last week! WE were thrilled.  And Cranky Prince had a good night sleep. The End!
KEEP CALM & SLEEP WELL
Tiffany

20 comments:

  1. What an awesome road-side find! It turned out great and it looks like you both had lot's of fun putting it together!

    ~Trisha

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  2. So smart, thanks for sharing. I see these head boards sometimes and just pass by, not any more.
    Lisa

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  3. OHHH I love finding treasures on the side of the road! Your redo is perfect, I can see why it sold so fast! t.xoxoxoxo

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  4. I think I'm driving down the wrong roads! Great upcycle idea -- especially since it sold already. :-)

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  5. Well....good to hear from you again Your Cranky Highness! Hope all is well in the kingdom - near and far....I see that the creative genes run deep in the royal family! How fun is that that Prince Logan is sharing in the family tradition! Great re-do....but LOVE that last photo!!! Why is it that sweetness multiplies when they sleep? Happy September! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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  6. Love what you have both done here! Great idea! What a lucky find too!

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  7. That is a great idea. I am surprised that a young fellow like this was interested in projects of this nature. Looks very nice.

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  8. FABULOUS repurposing!

    Deborah (happily visiting from
    http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com)

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  9. What a wonderful red on an old headboard! It turned out great and even greater that it sold so quickly! Thank you for joining TTF and have a fun week!

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