My First Post!

February 25th, 2010 in member junk     
Junk_Newbie Junk_Newbie, member
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The top used to be an old waterbed headboard (does anyone actually use waterbeds anymore?!?) and the dresser was one that my mom was getting rid of.
Removed the paneling and mirror from the headboard and replaced with beadboard.
Added some new hardware.
How cool is this? Its old advertising on the inside of the dresser drawers!
Painted and distressed the entire piece. Accessorized with some of my more recent flea market & sale finds. Dont you just love that kerosene can? Got it for $3 - what a steal!
The top used to be an old waterbed headboard (does anyone actually use waterbeds anymore?!?) and the dresser was one that my mom was getting rid of.

The top used to be an old waterbed headboard (does anyone actually use waterbeds anymore?!?) and the dresser was one that my mom was getting rid of.


I did this project before I realized the benefit of "before" pictures! Lesson 1 from my fellow junkers :) Part of this used to be from a bed and part of it is a dresser. Together, they are a beautiful country hutch. Without further ado, here is my first post!


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk

Comments (18)

ried writes: that is so cool.Itlooks like the two pieces were made for each other. Posted: 6:45 pm on November 23rd
ried writes: that is so cool.Itlooks like the two pieces were made for each other. Posted: 6:45 pm on November 23rd
shabbychick writes: What a wonderful transformation and marriage of two pieces of furniture! I love the finish.

Welcome to JUNKMARKET Style and looking forward to more of your posts!

Kathy Posted: 12:56 pm on March 4th
bluebucket writes: Great job. What a wonderful piece of furniture. You would never guess that it was originally two different pieces. The kerosene can is awesome - what a steal. Also love the wire cage. Welcome to the site, you'll be addicted.
doreen Posted: 8:21 pm on February 26th
RobJ98167 writes: love the look! Aren't those waterbed head boards just the coolest? My aunt and uncle used one form a twin water bed for a bar shelf in their rec room! Posted: 7:53 pm on February 26th
ninnarae writes: This is such a great re-use! You see these waterbed headboards at garage sales all the time- never would have thought of making something so nice! Glad you are on the site!! Posted: 4:32 pm on February 26th
suewhitney writes: Hi There Junk Newbie,

Welcome to JMS....glad to see you posting. You had me in hysterics when I read the top of your hutch was a water bed headboard. Ahh, reminds me of my good old college days when my water bed blew up and flooded my apartment while I was at class! What a fabulous idea to use this for a beautiful countrified hutch. Nice attention to detail... Thanks so much for sharing and I look forward to more of your posts!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 12:50 pm on February 26th
MakinItHappen writes: Very cool; great job. LOVE it!!! Posted: 11:59 am on February 26th
racers7 writes: Welcome to the site! I can just imagine how it use to look and the redo now...just awesome. Keep up the work, its wonderful! Melody Posted: 11:53 am on February 26th
RustyDiva writes: Wonderful first post Newbie! I love your homemade hutch. I turned a waterbed headboard into a buffet for my kitchen and thought about a hutch but haven't found the perfect bottom yet. My sweetie actually had a water bed when we met ~ they are soooooooo ugly sometimes. Now that you've posted this there will be a rush on them ~ great job!!!!!

Oh yeah and welcome! You're gonna love it! Posted: 10:37 am on February 26th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Transformations like this are fascinating! Thanks so much for sharing on the JMS site and I look forward to seeing you around.

And I agree, your kerosene can is wonderful!
Candy
Posted: 6:41 am on February 26th
fellowjunker writes: A wonderful transformation.....I totally know what you mean about the "before" pictures. Welcome to the JMS site....will look forward to more of your posts!
xojanis Posted: 1:07 am on February 26th
54girl writes: Great Post! Love the redo! It turned out awesome! Mary Posted: 11:00 pm on February 25th
oldnews writes: Great post! Keep them coming! Marie Posted: 10:40 pm on February 25th
alicemom writes: Welcome Heather, Great first post! The kerosene can is the start of a great lamp!! You did such a great job on the married piece!!
smiles, alice Posted: 9:56 pm on February 25th
DownHomeDIY writes: Welcome! Awesome first post. I love this piece. I can't believe it was a waterbed headboard. Can't wait to see more of your posts.
~MB
Posted: 9:17 pm on February 25th
Junk_Newbie writes: Hey - I got the caption thing figured out :) Posted: 8:36 pm on February 25th
Junk_Newbie writes: Still learning....my captions didn't show up with my pics. But, I removed the paneling and mirror from the old waterbed headboard and replaced it with beadboard. I added new hardware to the dresser. Then I painted and distressed everything. The drawers have some sort of cool old advertising in them. The last pic shows some of my more recent flea market finds. Enjoy! Posted: 8:28 pm on February 25th
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