Oh how we love a good Reader Reveal and adore hearing from our awesome and amazing readers too. Today's reveal is from my sweet younger cousin, Miss Jamison S, and I'm astounded with the headboard project she whipped together with her Mom and sisters help. Seriously, get ready to be impressed.
Here's what Jamison had to say:
"I got the headboard at a Salvation Army store and it was originally $5 but since it had been there for 60 days (rule they have) they marked it down 50% so I got it for a whoppin' $2.50! This one was really beat up, paint on outside was green and natural wood was underneath and it came with a knocker but no knob. We went home, sanded it down for about a good hour to get most of the green off and to have the wood show through.
Next, we went to Home Depot and got some stain and did a coat. Then we used a coat of varnish/sealer so that the paint wouldn't fall of. They were small containers for like $5 each so...SUPER CHEAP! We screwed the door knocker back on and then went to ANTHROPOLOGIE and got a clear $18 door knob. It's so ironic that out of the entire project the door knob was the most expensive!
The total project cost was around $30! Also, at the Salvation Army, they had old shutters so I grabbed one and sanded it down as well and bought some cute colored knobs at ANTHROPOLOGIE again and hung my earrings in the opening of the shutter and necklaces on the knobs on the side too...so cute!"
We are giddy with excitement to share these awesome pics...so let's just cut to the chase!
"Door from the Salvation Army for $2.50 total! Looking kinda rough and about to be worked on for my headboard!"
"Close up on the finished product including door knob from Anthropologie and knocker!"
"This is how my Dad connected it to the bed frames."
"Finished product! My cheap-o headboard and creative idea thanks to my Mom!"
How amazing are these pics! And how affordable, chic and creative is this headboard. Bravo to that fact that these amazing women are my family. But you already know we're blessed with a creative family when it comes to design, HERE!
We love and adore this idea and couldn't be prouder of our cousin. We also hope she shares the picture of the aforementioned shutter earring/necklace holder project too! We're dying to see how that piece turned out! Thanks Jamison for sharing these awesome images with us and hopefully inspiring our readers to step outside the box and find furniture in unexpected ways. You're awesome, lady...cheers to you!
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