Friday, February 19, 2010

Ghost town headboard...

You can make a headboard out of anything. Literally. My post today is proof of that.

I believe I may have mentioned a time or 100 that my mom is a pack rat. Comes in handy tho, so I can't complain. 50+ years ago, my grandfather owned a trucking business. They hauled lots of things, but mostly livestock. So, one day while rummaging through my moms outbuildings, I came across an old gate used in one of the trucks to keep the livestock separated. It was ugly. Filthy, ugly to be exact, but a light bulb went off in my head.

You see, my little man, LOVES horses, cowboys, and anything to do with the wild wild west, his room is even decorated in a wild west theme. And when I saw this gate it reminded me of something you'd see in a ghost town. So, I knew I must have it. The assembly was simple, bolt 2x4's to the frame of the bed and then use about a billion screws to hold the headboard in place. It turned out great, and I get a TON of comments on it when people come over!


20 comments:

  1. That looks great! Perfect for a wild west room... I bet he loves it! :)

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  2. AWESOME!!!!
    clicky heel

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  3. What a great idea! When you said Ghost Town, I thought you were going to post that you had pieces from the old Ghost Town sign near Ridott/Pec (remember that? lol).
    I can't believe he leaves the cowboy hat & decorations alone. My sons would have that room trashed in 5 seconds flat, lol.

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  4. So cute for a little boy's western style room. Good job and thanks for showing us! Lisa~ www.livingmybestlifeii-lisa.blogspot.com

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  5. That is so cool! What a great story behind this piece!

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  6. Oh my gosh I LOVE this! Very, very cool!

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  7. So cool! I remember going to ghost towns with my parents in the 70's, such fun. This looks great in the "bunkhouse". thanks for sharing

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  8. I really do love his room. It's so cute!

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  9. How cool does that look. Very wild west.

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  10. really great idea
    I'll have to feature it on my blog
    megmacdesigns.blogspot.com

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  11. This is soooooooo cute! It has that authentic look:o)

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  12. Wow, that is perfect for a cowboy loving little boy! I bet he loves it!

    Kat :)

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  13. What a perfect western headboard for a boy!

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  14. That is too cute! What a great idea. My son had a cowboy room also. I loved it. He has since moved on to Marvel comics. Awww man....not nearly as cute.

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  15. This is such a fun idea for a little cowboy (or girl) It looks great, what a fun way to give the room a custom look!

    I am so glad you stopped by to join our little the party, I hope to see you there again! We have them every Friday. (And we are now doing a recipe link up on Wednesday!)

    Cassity @ Remodelaholic

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  16. So cute! I bet your little cowboy loves it. Very creative!

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