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Before and After: Thrifted Headboards Get Glam Update

When Country Living editors Larry Bilotti and Robin Long Mayer discovered twin headboards at a garage sale, they grabbed them for $10 total, with the idea of transforming them into something new. Taking a cue from the indented panel in the headboard's design, they brainstormed ways to highlight this feature.

To see what they did,

They turned the headboards into a daybed! The editors hired a woodworker to construct the frame, and then added fabric panels, patterned pillows, and a cool checked fabric to the bed. I love the transformation, and the daybed looks perfect in this attic space!

Get all of the steps to make your own daybed at Country Living.


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macchiatolove macchiatolove 8 years
wow! that looks really good! I bet it wouldnt look that great if I tried though...
CUPCAKEchatter CUPCAKEchatter 8 years
It gives a really homely feeling and the Shih Tzu on the couch doesn't hurt either ;)
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 8 years
beautiful room all around
jewel123 jewel123 8 years
So cute! I am going to do this for my sun room in my apartment. I also love the use of old books as a night stand! Sugar, you should write an article on how they made the Night Stand to the right in the picture.
vunder vunder 8 years
very nice. I like those headboards a lot.
lady_jade lady_jade 8 years
It didn't even occur to me that this was a daybed until I read it. I thought it was a couch at first. :P
4blankwalls 4blankwalls 8 years
Love the green against that wall paper. And the dog is adorable.
OHmeetsBK OHmeetsBK 8 years
A day bed just for the dog! How nice!
hanako66 hanako66 8 years
awesome...I love this room
wmoonw wmoonw 8 years
Wow, I'm really enjoying that wallpaper . . . and the posed puppy is perfect :)
Peggasus Peggasus 8 years
I've been looking ALL OVER for a daybed that doesn't cost a million bucks, but never thought of this! what a great idea! I will now amend my search!
smileyface smileyface 8 years
Wow thats so nice! I love the green color.
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
Wow, that is really nice. I also love the room too, especially the wallpaper.
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