Sunday, July 28, 2019

Repurposed Footboard to Shelf

Hi Everyone!
Where I live we have something we affectionately call-
THE CURB ALERT!
Which means something is left out usually with a FREE sign attached,
come and get it now......and that is where this came from.
Most often you find a headboard but this time just the footboard.
Too low to make a bench PERFECT for a shelf.



I plan to flip the board so the legs point up and the flat underside is where the shelf sits.



The footboard was from a full size bed.



After measuring I went to get a piece of pine about 54''.











I had help attaching the shelf.



Thanks Babe!



The nail gun scares me!









The shelf piece is flush with the wall, there was space
between the back piece so I did not need to add hanging hooks.






I sanded the shelf edges to round them up a bit.








I used Chalky Finish spray paint on this project.

You can find it at most stores that sell spray paint.

I was able to get it at Joanns' Fabric with a coupon.








I used FOLK ART Clear Wax to seal the finish








The sun was not on my side.



 It has a beautiful smooth finish but the pictures look blotchy.



 Decorative hooks could be added but I did not have any on hand,



My plans were to get it ready for the Flea Market the next day!









Update: 


 The shelf sold quickly at the Flea Market to a women who planned to



hang it over their T.V.  - She did not want hooks anyway :)


Let me know in the comments about an item you may have found on the side of the road.

Thanks for stopping by !

xo Lisa S





45 comments:

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    1. Anita
      Thank you so much!
      I am so glad you stopped by-
      xo Lisa S

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  2. Lisa,
    I love French design, and your footboard-turned-shelf is beautiful. Great vision and execution.

    Judith

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  3. I never would have thought of this idea for that footboard. Great repurpose project. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's!

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    1. Ann
      Thank you so much. I had to think of something, my husband doesn't like things hanging around too long without a plan :)
      xo Lisa S

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  4. So simple but such a stunning piece! I’m not surprised it wasn’t with you long! Great repurpose!

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    1. Sarah
      What a sweet comment! Thank you so much.
      xo Lisa S

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  5. I love this Lisa! What a great up cycle! I'm a shabby chic gal too & love diy!
    I found 3 timber & cast iron chairs on a free kerb give away (we have that here in Australia too!) Bought them home & cleaned them up. They're perfect for our outdoor dining area & look great around a round timber & cast iron table I already had :-D
    You're most welcome to join me for a cuppa,
    Bless you,
    Jennifer

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    1. Jennifer
      Thank you so much! I loved hearing your story. It's great to be at the right place at the right time.
      Your patio sounds lovely.
      Wow it's great to hear from a friend in Australia!
      xo Lisa S

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  6. Great upcycle project I want to find some cool stuff too.
    Happy weekend,
    Kippi

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    1. Kippi
      Thank you so much! It's the only benefit for living in the city close to neighbors :)
      xo Lisa S

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  7. Love it, Lisa! Think I have one of these in my storage; now I know what to do with it!

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    1. Lora
      Thank you so much. I have been on the lookout for a bed frame to turn into a bench. This one was too low to the ground, but the smaller size was good for a shelf.
      I love a good freebie!
      xo Lisa S

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  8. Hi Lisa,
    My first time to visit you, and what a delightfully cute idea.
    Love your shelf and thanks for sharing your idea.
    Blessings, Nellie

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    1. Nellie
      It's so nice to meet you! Now we are friends-
      I appreciate you taking the time to visit and comment.
      Hope we can visit again :)
      xo Lisa S

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  9. Beautiful! And clever! To attach if you don't own a nail, use L brackets to attach the shelf to the foot board

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  10. Lisa, that is soooo clever! Love it! So glad I saw your link at #BloggersPitStop!

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  11. Wow! What a creative use for this footboard. Lovely!

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  12. Wonderful repurpose, Lisa! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm--pinned!

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    1. Thank you so much! This was an easy one.
      I am always thrilled to party with you-xo Lisa S

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  13. Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 3! Shared.

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  14. So pretty! I would love to have you share this post on Farm Fresh Tuesdays! Hope to see you there, Lisa!

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  15. I am loving your re-purposed idea, its amazing how you can take something old and make it something new!
    Thank you for stopping by last weeks #omhgff for sharing, this week it is my pleasure to feature your post!! Be sure to stop by again!! Have a great weekend!
    Karren

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    1. Karren
      Your comment was so sweet! Thank you so much for the feature. I am grateful :) xo Lisa S

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  16. Now tell me, how do you see that bed end and think - aha, that'll make a great shelf? It looks fab but I'd never think of that in a million years - you are so clever!

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    1. Julie
      You are such a sweet friend! It had such pretty legs- I had to think of something. Thanks for visiting :)
      xo Lisa S

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  17. Super smart idea, and this would look great over a sofa, too! Thanks for visiting us at Tuesday Turn About!

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    1. Julie
      Thank you! You are so right it would look great over a sofa. It was an easy transformation, I would definitely pick up another if I find one. xo Lisa S

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  18. This is an amazing transformation, Lisa! I love how you have made something beautiful and useful out of something that could have been discarded. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link party!

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    1. April
      Your comment was so sweet!
      I appreciate you and I'm happy to be able to link up with you! xo Lisa S

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  19. Omgoodness! I would have never have thought to turn this into a shelf. It makes for a fun and whimsical garden decoration. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday! Pinned.

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    1. Erlene
      Thank you so much. I am happy to be able to share with you. xo Lisa S

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  20. What an inspiring idea to repurpose this. I love when items get a second chance to be beautiful. I'll be featuring it tonight at Merry Monday. Hope to see you at the party.

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    1. Jenny
      I appreciate your sweet comment!
      Wow- Thank you for the feature :)
      I will see you on Merry Monday-
      xo Lisa S

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  21. I love upcycling project and yours is very creative! Love how it turn out! I've picked your post to be featured at You're The Star - Hello Fall on Creative Week this Monday, congrats! Thank you for linking up at You're The Star Blog Hop!

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  22. This wonderful post is a CREATIVE feature on the September You're the STAR blog hop: https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/2019/09/youre-star-week2-creative-september-2019.html
    Thanks
    Angie

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    1. Angie
      Thank you so much for the feature! I am so thrilled.
      I have been on vacation and now I am catching up on comments. I appreciate you so much!
      xo Lisa S

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