Saturday, October 15, 2011

White Painted Headboard

 I finally put up our "new" headboard!
Here is the before

I had painted some old canvases and hung them above the bed just to have something there.  I got really tired of hitting my head on the bottoms of them every time I sat up reading in bed.
I didn't want to spend money on a frame so I painted one right on the wall.  This solution worked for a while but I figured it was time for a big-girl headboard.

My friend Andi from Jane of All Crafts took me thrifting a while back.  She introduced me to the most awesomely awesome store for furniture finds!  My first time there, we found this

It was originally $35, marked down to $25, and we talked them down to $18.  Andi says it looks like it's mid-century modern.  I don't know what that means.  I call it mid-century awesome.  Do I use the word awesome enough?

I tried this paint/primer for the first time and I have to say, I'm pretty happy with it.

The coverage isn't spectacular, but I liked the fact I didn't have to buy a separate primer.  And it was cheap.  Have I mentioned before that I'm cheap?

Behold, the "weeny roller"!  I love painting walls and loathe painting furniture so I'll use whatever I can to speed up the process.  It took about 3 coats.

We anchored the headboard right to the wall with screws since I wanted it higher on the wall than the bed frame would allow.  Mattresses didn't used to be as tall as they are now.

I really don't know how or why my husband puts up with me.  When we first hung this thing, it was this height
Perfect, right?  Not when you put the pillows on the bed!
Too much of the gorgeous detailing was covered up for my liking.

So we raised it up higher
That looked just crazy.

I promised him this would be the last time we moved it.  I don't know if he believed me, but he did it anyway.  I love that man!
Ahhhhh... just right

the wall color is Benjamin Moore Ashley Gray

Did you need to see that many angles?  Probably not.  But I'm a little excited about this thing.  Do you see how the pattern on the headboard coordinates with the lamps?!?!

Let me know what you think in the comments.  Do you have a vote for a favorite height? (not that I'll be able to talk the hubs into moving it again).  Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,
Jamie
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50 comments:

  1. I like the height you picked!! I love how calming and serene your bedroom is (even though there's a drumset in the corner). Amazing how paint changes things. Good find!

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  2. i LOVE it!!! so sleek- and i love the look of the bedroom- very crisp, clean, and serene!

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  3. What a great headboard. Love the transformation!

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  4. This looks amazing!!!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  5. You got the perfect headboard at the perfect height! It looks great! Saw you at I heart Naptime.

    Kim
    www.todayismysome-day.blogspot.com

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  6. found ya on a link party - i love thrifty finds! your headboard turned out great! :)

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  7. I found ya through the Craft-O-Maniac linky party. That looks awesome! What a great find!

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  8. The new had board is great. What a change it made in the room.
    Lisa

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  9. Gorgeous! What an amazing transformation! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next..
    Hope you stop by and enter my giveaway for a chance to win up to $100 in MDF craft goodies.. only 8 have entered!
    http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/10/mr-woody-giveaway-win-up-to-100-in.html

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  10. That is a gorogoues headboard! The detail on the headboard now white just pops out. You got a great piece for a great price, not much better than that!. I would love it if you shared this at my 1st Sunday's Best Link Party.

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  11. So beautiful! Hopping over from Craft O maniac. Love your blog! Moore or Less Cooking.

    Nettie

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  12. I like it just that height. You're right, the high one was really high. We need a headboard. I'll have to go thrifting.:)

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  13. I love a good furniture find! Looks fantastic!

    Thanks for sharing at Craft and Tell!

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  14. That headboard is such a steal! Lovely thing what you did to it, looks awesome ;)

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  15. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Looks awesome!!! I think the height is perfect!! And I use awesome so much it's now my middle name ;)

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  16. Fantastic Jamie!! What a great score, it's so unique! Love this and want it at my place!!!

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  17. Wonderful headboard!! So simple, yet so pretty! Love it!!

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  18. I am searching now for a new headboard to give some love to...I'm so in love with yours! Great find!

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  19. Can't beat $18 for a "new" headboard. That's awesome!

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  20. Beautiful! Especially in your glossy white. Mid century modern stuff is the "modern" clean-lined pieces from the 1950's and 60's usually. Think boomerang tabletops, angles, curves and straight lines on one piece of furniture. Your bed is a great example! Love it.
    -Revi

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  21. That's a great find and I love it! And, I think it is impossible to overuse the word awesome. So glad you shared this on my blog.

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  22. This looks so awesome. Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  23. I found your blog from The Idea Room

    I love that beautiful headboard! I'm in need of a headboard and haven't decided what to do yet. I'd love to find a great piece like that!

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  24. Found your blog from Night Owl Crafting - this headboard really turned out beautiful!

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  25. I just LOVE what you did with your new headboard!!! As for height, I think third time was a charm ;-)

    And, just in case you're wondering - YES, I did need all those photo angles! Love them!

    I also made myself a new headboard (OK, to be fair, my hubby did help a little). Hope you'll check it out sometime {here}

    Take care,
    Christina
    designingbynumbers.blogspot.com

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  26. this is some kinda lovely!!!

    come visit anytime--and hope you will enter my shabby chic giveaway:

    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2011/10/why-is-pearl-blushing.html

    warmly,

    michele

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  27. Very pretty. I love the details!! I've been trying to find a snazzy headboard - hope I'm as lucky!
    shannonsews.blogspot.com

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  28. Very chic! It's amazing what three coats of white or black paint can do to anything. I love the look of your bed. Great!

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  29. I can't even express how much I love your bed!!! ohmygosh...it is awesome! love your lamps too!

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  30. What a great find and an even better deal! I love all the details!

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  31. What a wonderful find and awesome transformation! It looks GREAT. Thanks so much for sharing at this week's BFF Open House.

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  32. Hi! I featured this here, pinned on Pinterest and posted on fb. Thanks for linking up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  33. I agree with your "mid century awesome!" Your headboard turned out beautiful. Thank you so much for linking it up to Freshmen Friday!

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  34. Wow I LOVE the lines of your headboard! Lucky you!

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  35. This is absolutely beautiful! I really love how you transformed this, such great fresh color! You really did a fabulous job! Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share! I love having you here!

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  36. 3rd move is the charm--perfect height. I love the curves on it, you're right, it IS awesome!

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  37. Gorgeous! So modern and sophisticated.

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  38. What an awesome idea, so creative. New follower, found via blog hop. Hoping you will follow back.

    http://mischeviousmonkeys.blogspot.com/

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  39. beautiful work! You are being featured again at my party this week:) Thanks for linking up, it will be up in a few hours:)

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  40. Wow. I love it. I would love for you to stop by and link up your headboard to More the Merrier Monday. It lasts through Wednesday so you have plenty of time to link up.
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

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  41. Love this! You are one talented lady. I love your blog!

    Your newest follower,
    Abby
    i---create
    (come take a look if you like)

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  42. It's looking absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing it at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  43. I am smiling that you painted a Broyhill Brasilai white. Have you taken any flack for that? Honestly it looks awesome. I do frequent many MCM blogs and they would go nuts. But it turned out perfect and is a very different take. Good job.

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