Monday, March 09, 2009

Repurposing...

This is another photo from Serendipity Market. Here, an antique mantel became a twin headboard. I'd seen this done before, but was waiting for the perfect mantel. I loved the original Robin's egg blue chippy paint on this one and was thrilled to find the original aged mirror to be in great shape! And the firebox?.....exactly the width of a twin bed frame......it was meant to be!!

As for the canopy hanging beside the bed......it's a vintage hoop skirt!!
Don't you love repurposing?

LaurieAnna


Some items pictured above can be purchased on-line. Click on the following to purchase:
Burlap bolster;
Burlap pillow cover on bed;
Burlap tufted cushion
on stools;
Mercury glass pendant light
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9 comments:

Holly and Sean said...

What a great idea for an antique mantle~

Tootsie said...

I love that idea!!!!

bj said...

just fabulous! great idea!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Love the blue mantle bed! Everything else looks great too. I love the creativity and the environmental aspect of repurposing - plus it's chic when it's done like you do it!

unique unique design said...

Yes, it is fun thinking of how you can use a piece differently than its intended use. Gets the old creative juices flowing. How was your treasure hunting trip? Fruitful, I hope!
marcie

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Yes indeedy, it was very fruitful....I'll share soon!

LaurieAnna

cindy said...

Love the burlap pillows and "re-purposing"!

c

Caroline in the City said...

What a beautiful photo. We visited your store during Serendipity Market and were astonished by it!

Thank you for posting photos, keep them coming!

Caroline

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

It all looks beautiful. My friend had a head board used the same way from an old mantel, cute idea!