Before you toss that old headboard, try these cool 12 ideas first

Do you have an old headboard laying around but have no idea what to do with it? Tossing it away may be the first thought that comes to mind, but wait! There are other, better possibilities.
We have collected the best DIY tutorials on how to transform your old headboard into a unique piece. From quilt racks to benches to swings, there is a project for you to turn your trash into a treasure.
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1. Upcycle into a quilt rack
Do you like to quilt or know anyone who enjoys quilting? The fun and easy project below by Brepurposed is for you. Turn your old headboard into a handy rack to show off your latest designs! For what it's worth, it even works well as a towel rack.
2. Create a chalkboard
The chalkboard project below by Canary Street Crafts is perfect for your living room or kitchen to add a touch of coziness to your home.
3. Repurpose into a bench
The bench below by Roots & Wings Furniture will look divine on a front porch or even in the living room. This treasure will make everyone ask you where on earth you bought it. It's amazing to think that this was once your headboard bought from a church sale.
4. Turn it into a wall shelf
This vintage looking wall shelf by Junktion is super easy to create. All you need is your headboard, iron brackets, and a thin wooden plank.
5. Make a porch swing
Doesn't the swing below by The Rustic Pig look nice and cozy? Imagine enjoying the morning sun while sipping on your tea on this porch swing.
6. Make a corner bench
Need some storage space and want to make good use of the corners in your home? Create your own corner bench like the one below by Home Talk.
7. Turn it into a clipboard
This clipboard by My Repurposed Life will keep your life organized. Once you clip your bill or letter to this board, you will not lose it again. Put this up in your entryway. It can also double as a coat rack.
8. Light up headboard
A boring headboard can feel especially stuffy for those with a penchant for art and style, and this is the right project to breathe some life into an outdated bed. Requiring just a few inexpensive materials and a whole lot of creative vision, this upcycling DIY will leave your bedroom feeling fresh and individualistic. A darker color of paint will help accentuate the lights. Get the full tutorial here.
9. Repurpose into a gate
Turn trash to treasure with the project below by Away To Garden. Transform an old rusty iron headboard into this whimsical gate.
10. Upcycle into a coat rack
How amazing does the coat rack below by Confessions of a Serial DIYer look? It would look great in the entry way of your home, and is a practical solution to keep all your coats organized.
11. Make a garden bed
Need a pop of color in your garden? Turn your old headboard into a flower or garden bed with the idea below by Empress of Dirt. You can customize the colors of the garden bed to whatever suits your style. We love the shabby chic vibe of the project below!
12. Make a holder
This holder by Just Imagine is perfect for hanging little important bits and pieces that you don't want to lose, such as your keys.
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