Jessie picked this up for me at a neighbor's estate sale a few weeks ago. It looked like this before.
The sweet old lady who owned it had done a very drippy paint job on it probably 40 years ago. She told me she bought this furniture a few years before she was married (late 1940's). I would have liked to take home the whole set, but I had neither the room, nor the budget for it that day.
Since it's a full size headboard, and that size of bed is not used often anymore, I wanted to refinish it with an alternative use in mind. I think pretty headboards make great backdrops for decorating.
|Could not wait to cover up that goopy copper paint on the floral detail.|
I originally painted the broad section a mint green, but it looked too crisp after I had antiqued the trim, so I brushed this blue over it, letting the green show through a bit.
Not exactly BHG, but you get the idea.