One month ago, I bought a spindly old fashioned twin headboard at the local thrift store with every intention of turning it into a bench. I’d seen the idea traveling around on some blogs, and loved it. The headboard cost me a total of $12 dollars.
After some thought, I decided I had less use for a bench, and greater use for a coat rack in my guest space. I had a bare wall, so why not fashion the headboard into a rack for scarves, sweaters, jackets, robes, or hats for my guests ? You may recall, I’ve done this before, turning a footboard into a message center with some white and chalkboard paint.
So I decided to do it again, but this time with a headboard. I also used a different paint technique to give my coat rack an antiqued look. Now, the twin headboard has been transformed into an architecturally decorative piece, providing both form and function.
Follow along and I’ll show how I turned this: