Footboard "Fretwork"

May 31st, 2009 in member junk     
susyn susyn, member
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Footboard fretwork (AFTER)
Footboard (BEFORE)
Footboard fretwork (AFTER)
Footboard fretwork (AFTER)

Footboard "fretwork" (AFTER)

Photo: Susyn Stecchi

My little cottage home has only two rooms, both of which are dual use.  The living room/kitchen needed a little something to separate the living room from the kitchen without obstructing views and ventilation, and sticking with my eclectic/shabby chic/junk wench style.  I got a footboard from a thrift shop for just $10 (its before photo is in white), inserted eye hooks into its base posts, spray painted it red, and hung it upside down from ceiling hooks. between the living room and kitchen portions of the cottage. There is still enough clearance, with its arch, for 6-foot tall people to walk under it without smacking their heads, but gives that visual feeling of two separate areas. 

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Susyn Stecchi
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Comments (6)

junkermidge writes: I LOVE this idea! Way to go.
Midge Posted: 8:18 pm on June 8th
JudiD writes: This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing. I have a HUGE living room that needs to be divided somehow, but not actually broken into two rooms. Hmmmmmmmm.


Judi Posted: 2:09 pm on June 1st
shabbychick writes: Great reuse for the headboard - and love the "red" - it goes perfectly with your red door! What a cheery, welcoming home you have!

Thanks for sharing,

Kathy Posted: 10:38 am on June 1st
alicemom writes: Clever, clever, clever! Love the color too!
alice Posted: 9:33 pm on May 31st
monakent writes: Fun, fun, FUN!!! Besides being my favorite color, red adds so much to whatever and wherever you choose to put it. In your case, this piece stands out and says "let's have a good time" (and of course, "watch your head" to the super tall). I can bet your friends will marvel at this wonderful idea. Can't wait to see more. Enjoy! gailmarie Posted: 12:16 pm on May 31st
suewhitney writes: First of all...I ADORE little cottages and yours looks very sweet. Secondly, this is a wonderful idea! Love the bright red too. Great job!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 11:21 am on May 31st
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