Have you ever put off a project only to find you wish you'd done it a long time ago? Well ~ I bought this antique child's bed headboard way back in the spring. It had a metal rack attached to it and some funky hooks and was a strange shade of green. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but I couldn't seem to walk away from it. That's probably why I put off doing anything with it for so long.
Finally I had a vision to use it as a coat rack and would hang it on my screened porch, so I cut the legs off of it and found some cute hardware, but still ended up putting it off for another few months.
Now, at long last, just as the season is over, I finally repainted it, attached the hardware and hung it on my porch ~ and I love it!!!
I hung a cute little tool carrier on one hook since obviously I won't be hanging any coats on it because it's outside.
The polka dot on the tool carrier matches the center knob perfectly.
I found this darling green polka dot pitcher on sale at Joss and Main and put it on the porch table and it matched the dots on the cushions and the tool carrier.
I didn't start out with a polka dot theme in mind, but somehow it all just happened to come together perfectly. I love polka dots and for some reason they make me happy.
The beautiful detail work on the head board is why I fell in love with this piece in the first place and I'm so glad I brought it home with me, even if I do have to put it away soon for the winter.
I'm a mother of one "out-of-college" daughter, inheritor of one cat,a dog and four chickens, full time medical secretary, gardener, painter of furniture, fixer-upper and handy woman around my house, passionate about decorating, lover of flea markets and yard sales, restorer of old things, but most importantly, a daughter of God. Blogging is a way to journal and share my life, passions, and journey with anyone interested enough to follow along.