Headboard Project: Phase 2

Several months ago I scored a few antique doors, and had high intentions of turning them into a fabulous shabby-chic headboard for our bedroom. However, that was before our Iowa winter weather really took force and kicked my ass into the doldrums.

Fast forward to today, and here I am tellin' ya'll that I've made some progress on my headboard project, and by "progress" I mean I've finished it. And it looks pretty stellar, if you ask me.

Which you aren't.

But it's my blog, so I call the shots.

Here's the before:




I really liked all of the colors in this lead based paint, so I decided to gear up and do some sanding.


And more sanding.


More sanding still needed.


So I continued to sand.


And here's what I came up with.


Beautiful.


Chippy.


Colorful.

And after we washed them up and carried them upstairs, I could see a masterpiece starting to take place.


Yep. This is starting to look goooooood.


John was a bit skeptical.


But trust me, he loves the final product. Don't you?






Over and out.


4 comments:

  1. Is it really lead paint? Did you seal it with poly?

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    1. Hey Beth! I don't know if it was lead-based or not, so out of precaution we did seal it. I don't really know how old the doors are, so we wanted to be safe. Thanks for visiting!

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  2. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  3. Pretty cool.
    Thanks for sharing at Wildcrafting WEdnesday.
    http://visionherbs.tumblr.com/post/44705174579/wildcrafting-wednesday-seventy-eight
    Jennifer

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