Hello friends! Thanks so much for stopping by! Today, I’d like to share with you my thrift-store score of the year and how I changed it from a dingy, old piece of furniture to something beautiful!
A few months ago, I found this antique headboard at one of my fave thrift stores for (drum roll, please!) $30!!! You read that right! It was old and boring, but I looked past that and saw that it had great bones and great potential!
Here’s the before pic…
Chalk paint is so easy to use! There’s no stripping, sanding or priming required, and because it doesn’t have smelly fumes, you can use it inside your home! Woohoo!
What I used for this project:
- Rub N Buff
- foam sponge brush
- blue painter’s tape
- Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
I used two different colors of chalk paint….The base coat was the “Pure White” and the next coat was the “Old White.” And I applied two coats of each color. After that was complete, I taped off and painted the medallions.
Usually, when using chalk paint, applying a clear wax coat on top is so important. But since it’s just pillows that are leaning up against our new headboard, I skipped that step….And it’s held up great!
What do you think of this headboard of mine? I’m so pleased with it, and I love the freshness that it adds to our bedroom!
And what do you think about the diy lamps? If you’re interested in those, check this post out on how to make yard sale lamps look like a million bucks! And do you recognize the bedside tables? There’s a fun post on tweaking them just a small bit!
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Update: Hey y’all! Here’s an updated photo of our headboard and the Ikea dresser on my side of the bed. I recently shared it on Instagram. 😉 And if you’re interested to know….Yes, the chalk paint on the headboard has held up extremely well!