Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Inspiration for a Roadside find......

We were driving along, the hubby, kids and I, and there it was....just laying on the side of the road. It spoke to me and said something like this, "Carmella....take me home...and make me beautiful again......please!"

What was I to do? It did say, "please" and I am all about good manners. So the only thing I could think to say was, "STOP the car!! We have to take that home!"

My hubby's response was a little like this, ".........crickets chirping............What in the world do we need that for?"

Oh silly, silly husband of mine.....we'll turn it into one of these beautiful benches......

 I love, love this idea...distressed to perfection!

This would be stunning on a front porch

So simple...but would you just look at that it!

Just give me a glass of iced tea and a good book, and I could sit here a while
I don't think I'll be looking at a headboard the same way again....
What have you made from an old headboard?


  1. Yikes, this reminds me of an orphaned headboard I bought for $2 at a garage sale a couple years ago. It's languishing behind the shed-still. Thanks for the inspiration to actually do something with it! blessings on your day!

  2. Can't wait to see what you are going to do with it. Please post pictures as I'm sure you will.

  3. I can't believe you found that on the side of the road...I am so jealous!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, glad you enjoyed my Mini Cake "Cake Pops" tutorial!

  4. That is such a good find. Your husband sounds a little bit like mine. They don't see the vision that we see until it is done and right in front of them.

  5. What a great find! Lucky you. Can wait to see what magic you weave!

  6. Lucky you, indeed!! I've seen a lot of headboard benches on Pinterest. I can't wait to see what you make!

  7. I would make a bench fact I have a wrought iron headboard on the side of the house (...for the last three years. EEK!). I just love these benches.

  8. That is one good find! And free!!! That deserves a spot on "Trash to Treasure" for sure. I've been on vaycay...thanks for the blog love today. It was pretty special :)

  9. It's wonderful! This would be a fantastic bench! Love your inspirations! The first looks quite doable!

  10. SCORE! Great find, can't wait to see what you do with it. Have a great day! :)~~Robyne~~

  11. What a great find! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I'm your newest follower:)

  12. how to people just happen upon COOL stuff like this!!?? So jealous :) Can't wait to see what you do!


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