Monday, March 09, 2009


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 was meant to be!!

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


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


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!

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

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


cindy said...

Love the burlap pillows and "re-purposing"!


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!


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

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