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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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