You know the old saying “opposites attract”? My husband Tom and I aren’t complete opposites, just in certain areas. He loves old cars, working on them and driving them, I love anything French, traveling and flea markets. More often than not, we meet in the middle. He went to a couple of French flea markets with me last year and I’ll spend a whole day (!) at a car show in August.
So when I found a front grille from a late 40’s car at a flea market, Tom wasn’t surprised. When he asked what I planned to do with it, he was thrilled. After all, what car guy wouldn’t want a vintage car as a headboard?
The grille has sexy curves and just needed a little cleaning up and polishing. Tom screwed old boards (found in the shed) to two pieces of iron rod. When it was finished, he attached it to our bed frame.
At another flea market we found a pair of red headlights in perfect condition. I love a touch of red, so we left them as is.
Tom, not one to leave well enough alone, found replacement bulbs and bought a transformer so they actually light up. This is one unique DIY project that was truly collaborative. I guess opposites do work well together.