From a thrifty standpoint as well as an eco-friendly one, I am a big fan of re-purposing building materials and pieces of furniture. Not only is it often cheaper and better for the environment, these pieces also tend to add interest and texture to a room. After making my old headboard from a coffee table that we sawed the legs off of, (see Shebajoux Headboards) I became interested in what other things could be turned into one of a kind headboards. Here are some that I found:
Fancy a go? Here are some sources for materials in the Greater Vancouver Area:
Front Street Emporium: 617 Front Street, New Westminster, BC for all sorts of materials like vintage windows and doors.
Surrey New and Used Building Materials Inc. for iron gates, antique doors and windows.
Vancouver Timber services for reclaimed wood.
Demolition sites, Craig’s List, garage sales and even the side of the road are all good options too.