Friday, August 12, 2011

Take a gander

at my most recent project.

 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 finished it pretty quickly (for me) once I actually dragged it out and got busy. I did change direction a few times in the process, but I'm pretty happy with the end result.

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.

Then I had fun playing with it on top of my piano for a little photoshoot.

Not exactly BHG, but you get the idea.

1 comment:

Kristy said...

That's beautiful! Great job!