Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Headboard Is {Finally} Done!

I never thought I was going to get this headboard done!  I’ll bet you were starting to think the same!  If you recall, I purchased this headboard at a thrift store and talked about it here.

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I was so taken with the shape and detail, and we had been without a headboard for three to four years.  Monday I finally had the time to paint it and I used my Annie Sloan Old White chalk paint.  Here it is after one coat.

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After two coats it was looking better, but I have to tell you that I was wishing for a paint sprayer while getting in all the nooks and crannies on this piece!

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Once it was dry I applied the clear wax and let it sit overnight.   Tuesday I applied the dark wax and tried to keep most of the focus of it in the detailing.  Thankfully, any overuse comes away easily with some clear wax applied on top.

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It’s hard to see the dark wax used here, although you can probably notice a difference between the area I still have to paint that I did a little outline of the Old White on its own.  This area will be hidden by the box spring and mattress, so I’m just going to give it a quick coat.  Some close ups might help.

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I am so glad this headboard is done and off my list of projects!  I can’t show it all prettied up until we are actually in the new place, but I’ll be sure to follow up with some pictures.  

Linking up with:

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

Open House Party at No Minimalist Here

Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence

Potpourri Friday at 2805

Kathy

45 comments:

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

oh my goodness.. thats absolutely fabulous~!

You've outdone yourself on this piece.. not under done or over done but done JUST RIGHT..

I am so happy for you...

Sonny

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Love it! Definitely take that piece with you to your new house!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Gorgeous Kathy!! Martina

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It really is a fabulous headboard and you did a wonderful job painting it. Hugs, Marty

The Olde Farmhouse on Windmill Hill said...

Very pretty! You've done a fabulous job. ~Rachel

Patti said...

Just stunning - love all the detail on this headboard! Beautiful!!

Lisa said...

Simply beautiful!!!

Sassy Marsha said...

It turned out great, Kathy!!

xxoo
Marsha

Karena said...

Kathy your headboard looks so great, I love it with the Olde White shade of paint!! Perfect!

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xoxo
Karena
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Gail said...

Kathy, your headboard turned out beautiful! Looking forward to seeing it in your new place.

Enjoy your day,
Gail

Red Door Home said...

Your headboard looks gorgeous. I remember when you found it. Can't wait to see it in your new home.

sissie said...

Hi Kathy,
Your headboard turned out beautifully! I love it. The curvy details took the wax really well and shows all the great detailing. I cannot wait to see it in your new home and your new bedroom.

hugs
Sissie

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

That is such a pretty headboard! It looks great with the old white and wax...I bet you can't wait to set it up with pretty bedding.

KATHY said...

Hi Kathy,
Your headboard is gorgeous. I love the way it turned out.It has beautiful detail.

Kathy

Becca said...

Absolutely fabulous, Kathy !!! You should be thrilled with the transformation !!

xinex said...

That is such a gorgeous headboard, Kathy, and you made it even more gorgeous. I love the elaborate carvings, so pretty. I would love to find something like that....Christine

Kristens Creations said...

Oh wow! It turned out beautiful!! I am really going to have to try that chalk paint sometime.

Chase is really liking his room! I hope it turns out like I have in mind...if you have any ideas please let me know! Have a great Labor day today! Kevin is looking at the instructions for that desk...lol.It might take all day! Kristen

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

It looks fabulous! Can't wait to see it in your new place.

Hello, I'm Laura said...

Make sure you link up on "Fall In Love" Wednesday too! I love it!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

How fun and Fabulous is this! great job!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful headboard. I love ornate things. Great job. Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Blue Creek Home said...

It turned out beautiful - the dark wax really brought out all of the design.
You did good...again!!!
Rhonda

Kathleen said...

It came out great, Kathy! I am sorry you are moving to O! I was going to try to do a lunch here for NY/LI bloggers next summer!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

It looks fantastic Kathy. Spraying may have been easier, but nothing beats the character added by doing it by hand. You did a great job.

Debra from Bungalow said...

Wow! What a headboard. It sure is a beauty with it's new finish.

Thanks for coming by my blog!

Rettabug said...

That is just INCREDIBLE, Kathy! I love the total effect & would never have dreamed it could look so good.

I see you're moving to Springboro, OH...you'll be close to Sue from Sullivan & Murphy, I think. One of these days, I'll be able to join in the Ohio Bloggers gatherings & perhaps we'll meet as well.

Best of luck to you in your move.
fondly,
Rett

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

You did a great job but I have to agree with your comment about a sprayer. Way easier!

Pamela said...

Kathy this turned out amazing! Can not wait to see it in your new home!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Kathy,
Hop over and show this beauty off at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY PARTY...looks outstanding!

Blessings,
Linda

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Stunning! Perfect and ready for it's new home! I love the way this turned out. Just beautiful!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

It's so beautiful! I love all that scrollyness!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

This is SUCH an amazing piece! I've never seen anything quite like it. You did a great job of bringing back to beauty!

Betsy (BB) said...

Kathy, your headboard looks great! I love the details in it and the dark wax made them pop! I know it will be perfect in your new home!

Honey at 2805 said...

The headboard is beautiful, Kathy! The detail on it are gorgeous and it was a terrific find.

Hoping you will bring one of your projects or posts to my Potpourri Friday Party this week. Link-up starts on Thursday afternoon. Without a doubt, your participation will help make the party better!

Connie said...

Can I say FABULOUS!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Loved seeing this again. Thanks for linking up to Open House Party!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Just gorgeous, love all that detail, Kathy. Great job, can't wait to see it after the move! xo Debra

S said...

Ooo la la! Enough said.

Honey at 2805 said...

This is such a beautiful headboard! Look at those curves and details! I'm so happy for you that you found it and that you gave it a new life. You did a wonderful job!

Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. Your participation makes the party more successful. I appreciate you!

Interior Design said...

You did a wonderful job. This head board is for the royalty.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

WOW!! Fabulous Kathy! I really love it! However, I am not a fan of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!~ I must be the only one in the WHOLE blog world who doesn't like it! I feel that
I can get the same look with my paint and glaze and can leave out the clear wax step. I am doing buffet in my dining room and it is wearing me out!lol

I am sure I am in the minority on this, but your headboard is FABULOUS!!

Lou Cinda

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by to visit your blog for the first time as I am also a participant in 2805 Potpourri Friday. I have enjoyed your post today, what an attractive headboard.

CosmoGirl Carla said...

AHHHmazing, Kathy!!! What an absolutely beautiful piece you've created. This project was certainly worth the wait. Can't wait to see it in your new home.

Ellen said...

Wow what a beautiful headboard, and you really did a great job remaking it. I bet it will be awesome when its in a room all fluffed and puffed.
Jugs,
Ellen

Iris said...

What a wonderful find!!! That headboard is gorgeous and you've done a very good job making it your own. I just came across your blog today and you have really inspired me to get out my paintbrush and rags!!!! :-)

I have an antique chest of drawers I've been thinking about pulling out of storage to use in 13-year old daughter's room -- I hope to transform that room over the winter. My antique chest of drawers is the perfect piece for a MacKenzie-Childs paint job.

Choosing the right look and mix of patterns is the hardest part. So, when I pull it out of storage, I will post a picture in hopes of getting some good feedback on how to tackle it.

Iris

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