Rustic hanging headboard - from a door!

Hi everyone! In case you missed it at the end of the last post, the next Chelsea's Garage sale is set for Saturday May 4! I am so, SO excited for this next sale. I think it might be my favorite one yet! I am located in Herndon, VA and would be happy to send the address to anyone who wants to come by that day. Just email me at chelseasgarage@gmail.com!

A little while ago I posted about how we turned this old door....

...into an awesome bench!

As you can see, there is a lot more door than what we used for the bench. So what happened to the leftovers? I fit them together like a puzzle, screwed each piece onto a leftover piece of pdf board, and a headboard was born! This was a custom order and the client requested a hanging headboard because of the unique space that her bed is in. Using a couple hooks and chain, she can hang this piece straight from her ceiling at the spot where a headboard would usually be behind her bed! I'll definitely ask her to send pictures of this in her room so we can all see. Such a cool idea!

Here it is from behind so you can see how it was put together. We just used a leftover piece of 1/2" pdf board to attach the pieces of the door to make it all one piece. Then screw your hooks onto the side that you want to be the top. Make sure you measure the space from your ceiling to your bed, then subtract the height of your headboard so you know exactly how much chain to get. The chain and hooks came from Home Depot all for around $12. If you have the wood, it is a great way to get a one of a kind headboard for hardly any dough!

And in case you're in need of a little pick-me-up, here is my daily dose first thing in the morning. This little bouquet arranged in the vintage aqua Ball mason jar from my husbands grandma, (posted last week), is the first thing my, (groggy), eyes fall on when I come downstairs in the morning. The time change has been kicking my butt in the mornings, (yet somehow the kids are waking up at the same time as usual). 

Very thankful for this simple perk. 

Fresh flowers are so calming; such a treat for the eyes and the soul.

What an artist our heavenly Father is.

Friday we'll take a look at how to transform a dusty piece of furniture, (that probably most of you have in your closet), into something glamorous. See you then!

~Chelsea

This post was originally featured under Chelsea's Garage, now affectionately known as StyleMutt.

Garage Games - Make it work!

Hi there! Wow, I can't believe we're down to 3 days left of the Olympics! The past (almost) 2 weeks have flown by and it feels like they've just begun. I have so enjoyed our little Garage Games over the past couple weeks and will be sad when it's over! I might have to do this again soon, rather than waiting another 2 years for the next Olympics.:)

If you are new to my blog, WELCOME! Please see this post to find out what the heck the Garage Games are so you can participate and enjoy! Photos will be accepted until Sunday August 12, (closing ceremonies of the Olympics).

The photos I've posted so far for the Garage Games have been just. plain. awesome. Creative, inspiring, unique, sentimental...and today's photos are all of the above!

Our first photo is from a gal who probably could have sent a hundred more.:) She is wildly creative and talented and we both share a love for furniture refinishing.

"This was a dark stained desk and I used Annie Sloan's duck egg paint on it then waxed it with a combination of dark and clear wax.  Love it.  Definitely an upgrade to the Ikea model that was in my office :)" -T
A stunning desk like this would have me wanting to work overtime! Nicely done, T!

Our next photos are from a beautiful girl who's beautiful wedding I had the honor of attending during a historic blizzard a few years ago. While the conditions on their wedding day were not what they were expecting, this wonderful couple, (and their photographer), seized some amazing photo opps! When I saw her Garage Games photos I got so excited! She found a beautiful, out in the open way of displaying some of her favorite wedding and engagement photos!

"These are pictures of our bedroom and our makeshift headboard.  I wanted to actually get a real bed with a headboard and all when we moved into this apartment, but I couldn't find one that I liked AND was in our budget.  So we kept the free metal bed frame from the mattress store and I went to work arranging some of my favorite photos into a "headboard".  I LOVE photos and all of these photos are of our engagement and wedding...so it's something that's no longer just a fill-in but something that I really like!" -CS


Wow. Are you looking at these pictures?! So dreamy....and it would have taken me for.ev.er to get these frames arranged 'just so'. It looks awesome, C!

These photos were so fun! Thank you girls VERY much for taking the time to send them!

Remember, 3 days left to get yours in! Anyone and everyone is welcome to participate and if you read the original post about the Garage Games, you know there are jewelry prizes involved :)

Thank you for popping in!

~Chelsea