Thursday, October 13, 2011

New Headboard Details

THANK YOU for your comments on our new headboard - I was 'wowed!' I love doing projects like this at minimal cost and The Hunt is almost as fun as the actuality! This dream began when I came across The Old Painted Cottage blog (sorry, I wasn't able to do a link), showed it to Hubs who gave a manly 'nice' and began The Hunt for a fireplace mantle.

I found the mantle shelf at a yard sale in the raw.
We bought two 8x10 pine boards and trim at HD for the 'legs,' penciling a pattern and using liquid nails to fasten the trim to the boards. 
I wanted to use these tins for the back but only had four of them. Sigh! - the were a perfect fit.
Instead, I used beadboard left over from another project. The garage is one of my CREATIVE PLACES.
I glued the wooden scrollwork on but couldn't forget my dream of the dainty roses found  HERE.
So...I got my hammer, screwdriver and sander out and removed it - it wasn't easy! But I wanted it to look decades old so the dents didn't matter.
They come like this and are easy to glue and paint on.
Happiness! I kind of slapped the paint on as I wanted it to look like it was painted many times.
How was it I didn't notice the pillows weren't centered? Oh well, minor detail! :) The bedspread came from Target but the fabric flowers were added - if interested how it was done, you can read about it HERE.
Now on to the next project - it will involve wallpaper.

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Katie said...

Love your new headboard!

Revi said...

Hi - I'm so glad to find you! I was wondering around and I'm not sure where I came from, but I love your style and your new headboard. I'm a big fan of white, and a new follower!
-Revi from

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Wow! Just WOW. It's so gorgeous! Thanks for linking!! ♥

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

I absolutely LOVE this headboard. It is just beautiful!! What a great blog you have! I am now following you from Inspiration Friday; and I hope you will follow me, too! Be blessed!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Awesome! Love the details.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous! Followed you over from French Country...

Honey at 2805 said...

You created a magnificant headboard! It is gorgeous!

I appreciate you linking to Potpourri Friday and help to make the party a success!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Esther...

Ohh my goodness...your headboard turned out sooo beautiful! I love the pretty garland and roses that you added...sooo beautiful and with such a sweet, romantic feel too! You and your honey are so talented! I also love how you decorated the headboard shelf! What a lovely bedroom, my friend...thank you for sharing it with us!

Warmest autumn wishes,

Blondie's Journal said...

This is just beautiful, Esther! You really have a great eye for detail and I love your method of makes it look really authentic!! Well done!


A Cottage Muse said... stunning!!

Tammy said...

This is Gorgeous!!!! I absolutely love it! I love the idea of being able to decorate my headboard. I don't have one yet. This may be it for me! I am your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime.

Willow's Quiet Corner said...

Esther, this truly is gorgeous! Great idea! Great job!

Shiloh said...

What a beautiful headboard. I wonder if I can convince my hubby.:)
New follower from Chalk and Chocolate.:)

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

This is just amazing!! Thank you for linking it up to Latest and Greatest Friday at I was so happy to see it linked's just lovely!!

michele said...

fabulous! great job on this gorgeous piece.

come visit anytime.


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is so grand and beautiful!!!

Shasta @ intheoldroad said...

Just saw your headboard on Pinterest. All I can say is WOW! You did a great job. I'm your newest follower.

Ruby Jean said...

Coming over from The Vintage Farmhouse...I LOVE your headboard.... Just signed up to follow.. : )

Anonymous said...

just love thia smart headbroard idea...

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