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.




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.


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

    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!

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

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick


  3. Pretty cool.
    Thanks for sharing at Wildcrafting WEdnesday.

  4. So cool! The end result looks so much better than I thought it would, to be honest :P

  5. Awesome pictures. thanks for sharing with us looking gorgeious. thank you letter samples for donations


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