Monday, August 25, 2008

What would you do?

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Help me out here people. I picked up this head board and foot board to a baby crib this weekend and I need your input. It does not have the side rails, just the 2 pieces pictured.
The head board is flat and the foot board has a slight curve to it and a tiny piece that could be a small shelf. The center is a metal that looks like cane and the cherub head is also metal and shows on BOTH sides. Original pale pink semi gloss just the best shade.
A few things that came to mind were to make each one into either a coat/hat rack or towel rack, and the other into a small bench seat. I wish the pieces were a little smaller so they could be made into a doggie bed! I think it would make a darlin little bench seat with a bark cloth cushion with cushion to floor dust ruffle. What do you think?

Whatever we decide, my junkin partner Jane will have her talented husband whip it up in no time. Well..maybe not the barkcloth cushion. :)

*UPDATE: AUGUST 29* The little crib is now in the hands of the carpenter who will transform it into a sweet little bench seat. I will be sure to post the finished product here in about a week!


Lady Jane Vintage said...

Ooooooooh! My heart is all a flutter! I vote for a small bench fashioned out of that headboard!!!:) Jen

My Shabby Roses said...

Nancy, I'm not real quick with an idea but I can say, "Boy, is that darn cute!" I just love those old style beds. And this one being a crib makes it cute and tiny.

countrygirl3031 said...

Oh my....I would definitely make the headboard into some type of small cute! And the perfect color!


Cottage Way of Life said...

ooh, that is so, so wonderful. The chippy paint is perfection around that sweet little cherubic face. I vote for using the headboard for a bench too. Or ... if you can connect the headboard and the footboard (despite the lack of bed rails), turn it into a little daybed. It would be a wonderful little place to pile up with cushions and lounge around on. Or ... use the headboard for that bench, and put the footboard out in the garden as a really ultra chic (and oh so cool) trellis for a pretty plant.


BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

I'm sold on the bench idea, too! What a wonderful find!!!

Denise said...

I love the bench idea with barkcloth seat. Maybe just leave the other piece and put it in the shop and someone will buy it as is..just an idea.

A Sentimental Journey said...

Wow! Love Those, I vote for a bench, too ~ but in the right setting, it would be fabulous just as it is, too ~ you could really have some fun with those. what a sweet girly dawgy bed it would be if you could make it work. . . . Now you know we wanna see it after you work your magic!

Joy Zaczyk said...

How cool Nancy - I have two panels like these listed on my website - they are white though and have a basket of flowers of them. Same bg though!


Sweet Repose said...

Can't wait to see the results, that is one of the things I miss about my X-carpenter husband...hmmmm...I think that's the only thing...LOL