this beautiful before & after comes from lindsey smith in louisiana. as newlyweds and first time homeowners, lindsey and her husband didn’t have a big budget to spend on new furniture. expecting their first child only a few month away, they decided to focus on spending money preparing for their little one instead. so when it came to decorating their bedroom, lindsey got resourceful. inspired by a gustavian bed at viva terra, she decided to create her own version of the headboard using salvaged wood. working on the visual team at anthropologie in baton rouge, lindsey was lucky enough to inherit a pile of wood that had been salvaged from fallen trees during katrina and used as part of an in-store fireplace display (below). when the holidays were over the display came down and lindsey lugged the wood home. working with her father-in-law (who knows to mill wood), lindsey used a projector to get the shape onto the wood and then it was cut and the pieces were attached. the final result is a beautiful (and budget-friendly) new headboard. congrats, lindsey!
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[image above: some of the wood in use at the anthropologie store display]
CLICK HERE for lauren’s vintage fan makeover after the jump!
lauren from elephant on a wire sent in this vintage fan makeover. after finding this discarded fan for free, she decided to clean it down and freshen it up with some paint and a little elbow grease. the finished product now has a new home on lauren’s window seat. thanks for sharing, lauren!