Better late than never!
Here is my headboard we were so blessed to get as an old door from our church a few weeks back.
This door was original to our Church building which was built in 1899.
Here is the before. She had a few chips but not enough to make her chippy. I wasn’t sure what to do with her and got a lot of suggestions and lovely comments from you all. I thought about removing the old paint but didn’t want to get into the whole lead thing. Even after a cleaning she still seemed a little “dirty” looking to me. I knew I had to finish her off in a way that I would feel comfortable spending all my nights with her!
Hubby and I put up some molding on the top to give it a finished look and provide a little shelf. I gave her a couple coats of Ben Moore’s “cloud white” which also match the night tables. I wanted to keep the paint color a little uniform to create a sense of space as the room is not that wide on this end.
As soon as I put my first coat of paint on her I knew I had made the right decision for me.
I love it!
I added baskets under the table for extra storage space. I placed a couple of lovely crocheted pillow cases I got from GW in there for the pic but I’ll be using the baskets for junk magazines and books.
She’s not shabby or chippy but hey! If you get to be 112 years old you may want a little paint job too! I’m really pleased with how she turned out!
I will probably post a part 4 to this mini makeover because I’m trying to milk it for all it’s worth I’ve got a couple of ideas for my blank wall. Stay tuned!
I’ll be partying with these ladies this week:
Transformation Thursdays @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Decorating Shoestring
Show off your cottage Monday @ The house in the roses
Metamorphosis Monday @ BNOTP
The DIY showoff
Show me your style @ In my own Style
Power of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking
Furniture Feature Friday @ MMS