Repurposed Headboard Coffee Sign5:30:00 AM
You just never know what you are going to find for free...
and free is good because today is my birthday!
Happy Birthday to me and free headboards for the birthday girl!
I knew when I saw these 2 headboards on a Facebook site that they had a ton of potential and the best part was they were for FREE. I was hoping I would be able to disassemble them and use all the parts for other projects.
And I could!
First of all they had so many fabulous pieces and they came apart very easily!
I began by popping out the little wooden caps on the top and bottoms of each spindle then unscrewed them from the headboards.
I pulled off the top and bottom boards and trimmed all the pieces with my chop saw.
You can bet you will be seeing each of these pieces in future projects.
The piece I was most interested in was the curved top of the headboard.
It had a beautiful shape and I knew just what I wanted to do with it...
I painted the piece with Pure White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®
Next I used one of my favorite coffee stencils from Old Sign Stencils. They have an amazing selection of high quality stencils and this one was the perfect size and shape for this project.
I sealed the sign with clear wax then applied a coat of dark wax to give it a beautiful aged look. Using clear wax before you dark wax gives the dark wax a surface to blend on without coming out too dark.
I'm happy to say that this beautiful sign is being donated to a local fund raiser for Breast Cancer Awareness.
A birthday gift I'm more than happy to pass along to others.
I have another headboard just like it waiting in the wings (Remember, I found 2 free headboards)... I think I'll make another sign similar to this one but with a LUNCH stencil...
which is one of Donna's newest stencils over at Old Sign Stencils.
Stay tuned for projects containing the spindles and the straight boards from these FREE headboards.