Thursday, March 22, 2012

head board, foot board, king size bed....

Last year I came across this great all wood bed I grabed it without really thinking and it wasn't until I was loading it into my truck that I realized it was for a King size bed. Um huge.. I took it home and it sat in my basement for about 6 months. I finally got around to painting it and it is really cute all distressed but I odnt need or want a king sized bed and it must me really old because the head board is about 2 feet tall.. I think it was made for a lepracaun that likes low long beds?? I don't know i am trying to think of what I can make it into maybe a bench or add longer legs or saw it in half and make a couple of twin beds?? you got any ideas??

any ideas would be greatly appreciated..Thanks for stopping by..


  1. Daybed? Would it work to cut the side rails use it "sideways"?

  2. I like this new look!!! I done the same with mine :-)

  3. Cute! I love the distressed look:-)
    How about try and make them into a type of shelves?

  4. I buy things at yard sales or at good will all the time and wonder why I did but the second I get rid of it I see millions of ideas on how I could have used it. thats frustrating! lol I dont know how heavy your boards are BUT i have seen where they take head boards and make them into shelves. SOOOOO pretty! I have a twin headboard Im going to use to make a shelve for my sons room when I get time. Also I have seen that you can put hooks on them for a coat rack. OR I have seen REALLY pretty flower "BEDS" made out of them. I have wanted one for years:) I wish I had a link to share with you but i saw it in the front of a house in my town. SO STINKEN CUTE. To me it looked like she just made it like a headboard bench but dropped the seat in. It was low to the ground like yours. Good Luck! cant wait to see what you do with it:)

    1. Thanks for all the great ideas Mary! Yeah i love the idea of a bench. They are heavy so I dont dare try shelving. Glad im not the only one who buys things and has no idea of what to do with them.. ha ha. Thanks for the comment.

  5. oak dresser
    Great look furniture.i have seen where they take head boards and make them into shelves. SOOOOO pretty!

  6. You could make it into a daybed. Use the footboard by cutting in half and making it the left and right sides and using the headboard as the piece against the wall. Would be beautiful!

  7. I love this site for making benches out of headboards!