I am trying to catch up on a bunch of emails and questions, so I thought maybe doing a series of "How To's" would be the best way to answer everyone.
I got a lot of questions about my headboard and where I got it when we had the Summer Home Tour and Fall Home Tour.
It was a fabulous thrifted find that I painted and distressed.
I shared my tutorial a couple of years ago but it is worth repeating. I think it shows how you can turn an ugly duckling into a swan.
This was the before.
I found it at Hotel Liquidators. I like the upholstery, black and gold in a classic pattern. It is a gorgeous high quality fabric textured viny.
The wood however was really orange and super ugly.
The price convinced me that I could paint it and make it fantastic.
A light sanding to scuff it up, then a coat of flat black paint.
baby steps, just a little at a time.
I wanted some more character to the color, so I took a red marker and put a few streaks in here and there.
After that, another coat of walnut stain to tone down the red and to give the raw distressed wood a walnut color.
As you move around the room and the light hits it in different ways you can see the red as a great subtle undertone. This ties it in perfectly with the red in the mahogany dresser and nightstand. You can see those makeovers here and here.
It looks like it was painted several different colors over time and well worn.
It is definitely the focal point of the bedroom - -
If you missed all the questions about my Kitchen - I answered those here.
All Those Pillows - Where Do I Keep Them here.
More Furniture Makeover Tips and Tutorials here.
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