Headboard Turned Distressed Quilt Rack

Date
Oct, 15, 2014

Thank you to DecoArt Paint for supplying the product for this project. All opinions and thoughts are 100% my own.

Hi friends! I’m super excited to share this project with you today that I made as a birthday gift for my mom. She loves to quilt and needed a new place to display some of her creations. She originally mentioned that she wanted a ladder, but after visiting the antique store down the street, I spotted this old spindle headboard and knew it would be perfect!

HEADBOARD TURNED DISTRESSED QUILT

RACK

Headboard Quilt Rack

I teased some of you last week when I posted this picture on my Facebook page

Distressed Quilt Rack

And someone did guess blanket holder which was very close! And how I used it to take pictures 🙂

I started by sawing off the ends so they weren’t sticking out so far, and then got to work with the paint.

Thrifted Headboard

I was super excited to finally getting around to trying out some DecoArt paint! This color is called Smitten 🙂 It goes on really smooth and distresses very easily. I put on two coats and made sure not to cover the spindles entirely. I loved the way the original wood looked as well as the dimension it gives the piece.

Deco Art paint

Painted Headboard

So once that was done, you know I couldn’t just leave it as is 🙂 I had to add SOMETHING to give it that extra special Brepurposed touch and I remembered I had this lace burlap left over from another project and knew it would be absolutely perfect!

Lace Burlap

I paired it with some lovely nail head to secure it on there and am pleased to say this was the easiest time I’ve ever had with these darn things. They went in quite easily and no curse words were spoken 🙂

Nail heads

Burlap and Nailhead Trim

I used a blanket for photographing purposes, but my mom will be using it for her beautiful quilts! I gave it to her when I was home this past weekend and she absolutely loves it 🙂 I’m so glad I was able to find this headboard and love the uniqueness of it.

Headboard turned quilt rack

Smitten Quilt Rack

Fun Coral Quilt Rack

Distressed Spindels Quilt Rack

Have you ever seen any old headboards like this and turned it into something new?

Hope you all have a fabulous hump day 🙂

Quilt Rack

brepurposed

131 Comments

  1. Reply

    Carol M

    January 14, 2015

    LOVE this! I want to make one!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      January 15, 2015

      Thanks Carol! You should, it’s so easy!

  2. Reply

    Reema Marquez

    December 5, 2014

    Looks good and beautiful, it is a great idea of converting a headboard into a rack. Thank you for sharing your cute innovation.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      December 5, 2014

      Thank you so much Reema! Glad you stopped by 🙂

  3. Reply

    Tante Mali

    November 7, 2014

    Bre, this is one of the best things I’ve seen!!! What a fantastic and bright idea and work! Congratulations! I love if someone is able to make strow to gold!!! Fantastic!
    Have a happy happy weekend and all my best from Austria
    Elisabeth

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      brepurposed

      November 7, 2014

      Thank you so much, Tante! I appreciate you stopping by and for the kind words! Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  4. Reply

    Li

    October 27, 2014

    I love this! I always see lone headboards and footboards at the thrift store. I will SOOOO be stealing this idea for my thrifter quilts.

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      brepurposed

      October 28, 2014

      Thank you!! And yes, please do!

  5. Reply

    Audrey Bretz

    October 24, 2014

    Whoo Hoo! You made Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Feature Friday – congratulations! I love this!!

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      Audrey Bretz

      October 24, 2014

      And, Bre, I’d love to see a picture of it with your Mom’s quilts – I’m a quilter too!!

      • Reply

        brepurposed

        October 24, 2014

        I need to have her send me a picture and I will be sure to share it!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 24, 2014

      Ahh it made my day! I was so excited to be featured on MMS! Thank you 🙂

  6. Reply

    Kelsey @ Vintage Storehouse

    October 24, 2014

    Thanks for sharing over at ReLoved Fridays! You were one of our features this week. I hope to see you again at this weeks party!

    Kelsey @ The Vintage Storehouse & Co.

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      brepurposed

      October 24, 2014

      Woo hoo, thank you so much Kelsey!!

  7. Reply

    Mindi

    October 24, 2014

    I love this so cleaver and perfectly repurposed! So happy to have found your blog. Pinned!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 24, 2014

      Thank you Mindi! So glad you stopped by and thanks for pinning 🙂

  8. Reply

    karen

    October 22, 2014

    You are too clever! Of all the headboards I have picked up over the years, this never occurred to me. Thank you so much for linking up at The Handmade Hangout at Redouxinteriors. Featuring tomorrow! 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 22, 2014

      Why thank you! Now when you see one next time you’ll have a new idea to try! So excited for my feature, thank you so much, Karen!

  9. Reply

    Serena @ Thrift Diving

    October 22, 2014

    How cute!! I love seeing things repurposed in such a cool way. I never would have thought to turn it on its side like that. Nice! I have an old crib that I can’t sell or even donate (since it has a drop side, and they’re now “banned” to sell or donate). I think I’ll do something similar with its sides.

    Serena @ Thrift Diving

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      brepurposed

      October 22, 2014

      An old crib would be perfect for something like this! You should definitely do it 🙂

  10. Reply

    Dusty @All Things G&D

    October 22, 2014

    Saw this on Pinterest and thought it was the cutest thing. Repinned for sure! Wonderful job!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 22, 2014

      Thank you so much! So glad you stopped by and thanks for repinning!

  11. Reply

    Sherry Fram

    October 22, 2014

    Love, love this redo of a headboard! Such a clever idea!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 22, 2014

      Thank you so much!!

  12. Reply

    Mandee Thomas

    October 21, 2014

    So beautiful! I wanted to let you know that this post is being featured tonight at the Create & Share Link Party (7:00 PM MST)! Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to see what you share with us this week 🙂 http://designsbymissmandee.blogspot.com/

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 21, 2014

      Woo hoo! Thank you so much, Mandee!!

  13. Reply

    Bre @ Average But Inspired

    October 20, 2014

    Oh, Bre it’s just beautiful! The lace fabric and nailheads really do give it such an special touch. I’m sure your mom is just thrilled to have it.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 21, 2014

      Thank you so much Bre!! She loves it 🙂

  14. Reply

    Jamie | anderson + grant

    October 20, 2014

    So inventive! It is amazing what something can become when you turn it sideways or upside down.

  15. Reply

    Lindsay Eidahl

    October 19, 2014

    Bre, I am so happy you linked this up to Show Me Saturday! I love this project!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 19, 2014

      Thanks Lindsay!!

  16. Reply

    Leigh Anne - Houseologie.com

    October 17, 2014

    I love this so much! It’s beautiful!!! You rock!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 19, 2014

      Thank you Leigh Anne!! 🙂

  17. Reply

    Jenny

    October 17, 2014

    Love the quilt rack! That was a brilliant creation!

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      brepurposed

      October 19, 2014

      Thank you so much, Jenny!

  18. Reply

    Erica

    October 17, 2014

    Woohoo! I totally love this. The color is perfect! I love that your mom will use it for her quilts – what a great present 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 17, 2014

      Thanks, Erica! I kind of wished I could have kept it haha

  19. Reply

    Stacy&Eric @ Anastasia Vintage

    October 17, 2014

    What an awesome project, Bre! So simple, and yet so eye-catching! I absolutely love the burlap lace!

  20. Reply

    Stacy&Eric @ Anastasia Vintage

    October 17, 2014

    This is such a creative project, Bre! I absolutely love the lace burlap!

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      brepurposed

      October 17, 2014

      Thank you so much!!

  21. Reply

    Leslie @ House on the Way

    October 17, 2014

    What a brilliant idea! I love it and am so glad you shared it at the Twirl & Take a Bow Party! I shared today on my FB page too!
    Have a great day.
    Leslie

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 17, 2014

      Thank you so much Leslie! And thanks for sharing 🙂

  22. Reply

    Terrie

    October 17, 2014

    I love it, what a great idea! The headboard alone is gorgeous, I’m so glad you found a way to reuse it.

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      brepurposed

      October 17, 2014

      Agree, it was beautiful as is, I just love the spindles!

  23. Reply

    Robin All Things Heart and Home

    October 16, 2014

    I love this Bre! The color is scrumptious ! and you are sooo creative! Thanks so much for linking to Twirl and Take a Bow my friend xo

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      brepurposed

      October 17, 2014

      Thank you Robin!! Love partying with you guys 🙂

  24. Reply

    Amy @ Homey Oh My!

    October 16, 2014

    Oh woah! Never even thought of the possibility! It’s AMAZING- I’m in awe.

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      brepurposed

      October 17, 2014

      Aw thank you friend! xo

  25. Reply

    Kim @ The Cookie Puzzle

    October 16, 2014

    Oh m loveliness! How pretty… I have an old headboard that has been hanging out, just waiting to be used, and some chalk paint begging to be used….I see a new quilt rack in my future. What a wonderful and cleaver idea. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Party in Your PJs.

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      brepurposed

      October 17, 2014

      Thanks Kim! And yes you should totally turn it into a quilt rack!

  26. Reply

    Christie

    October 16, 2014

    This is an awesome idea, and looks great! You did a wonderful job.

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      brepurposed

      October 17, 2014

      Thank you so much Christie!

  27. Reply

    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

    October 16, 2014

    Wow Bre! You have such creative ideas! How many of these have I seen at yardsales and never given a second thought! Love the color you chose and especially the lace burlap! So gorgeous! Enjoy the rest of your week!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 17, 2014

      Aw thank you Kendra!! Now you will have to pick one up next time you see it! Enjoy your weekend!

  28. Reply

    Tara @ Anything & Everything

    October 16, 2014

    Bre, this is so pretty! I love the lace and the nail head trim! You always choose the most amazing color choices. Your mom is going to love it!

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      brepurposed

      October 17, 2014

      Aw thanks friend! She loves it!

  29. Reply

    Jillian

    October 15, 2014

    I knew blankets would be hanging on that baby! The burlap and nail heads were a surprise though and they look great.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 17, 2014

      haha yep! Thanks Jillian!

  30. Reply

    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

    October 15, 2014

    What a fantastic repurpose Bre – your Mom must’ve been pleased! I love the color (and it’s name) and adding the pretty lace burlap with nail heads is perfect. Hope you’re going to share it this weekend at the DIY Sunday Showcase Party *hint* *hint*

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 17, 2014

      Thank you so much Marie! I will definitely link up on Sunday 🙂

  31. Reply

    Christina @ Operation Home

    October 15, 2014

    This came out absolutely adorable, Bre!!! So charming and unique!!!!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 17, 2014

      Thank you Christina!! I was so excited when I found it!

  32. Reply

    Sarah @ Little Red Brick House

    October 15, 2014

    You are amazing, Bre! This is so cute. That color is gorgeous and I love that you added the lace burlap. Perfection!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 17, 2014

      Thanks Sarah! I’ve been wanting to use that lace burlap for a while now and am so glad it worked for this piece!

  33. Reply

    Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness

    October 15, 2014

    Love this idea so much!! The burlap and little nail head trim completes it perfectly. What a great birthday gift!! 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 17, 2014

      Thank you Amanda! She loved it!

  34. Reply

    Tris

    October 15, 2014

    This is an awesome idea. I love that color.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 17, 2014

      Thank you Tris!

  35. Reply

    Kristi

    October 15, 2014

    Brilliant Bre!!! LOVE the spindles!!! The burlap and lace, nail head trim and THAT colour … SO pretty!!!

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      brepurposed

      October 17, 2014

      Thanks Kristi!! I’m so glad the burlap fit on there so well 🙂

  36. Reply

    Donna Wilkes

    October 15, 2014

    Though I do not receive free samples of the Americana Decor chalky paint, I have been using it for about a year. I love its smooth finish. The headboard is lovely repurposed as a quilt rack. I have yet to try Smitten, but I am attracted to the way it looks on this piece. If you have time, I have a link party Make It Monday which begins oddly enough on Sunday nights at 7PM Eastern, I would love to see your headboard there.

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      brepurposed

      October 17, 2014

      It’s a great paint, and I know I’ll definitely be using it again! I would love to link up to your party, thanks for the heads up 🙂

  37. Reply

    Lindsay Eidahl

    October 15, 2014

    What a great idea! Pretty color!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 17, 2014

      Thanks Lindsay!!

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