Donna painted the headboard white and attached a rack with hooks, transforming the headboard into a towel or coat rack for guests. The rustic finish is perfect for a family room — you can put your feet up, spill soda on it, not use your coaster – it doesn’t matter – it’ll all add to the natural, rich patina.

Painted rack

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The easy construction requires no miter cuts, no trim pieces, no dovetails, just a few fastened together.

The cupboard drawers allow for an abundance of storage space, and the size of the cupboard provides plenty of room for equipment. Floral patterns were blocked out over the original wood finish while the whole was painted white.

A salvaged-lumber table is made to multi-task when simple red squares are painted on top to make a checkerboard.