How To Easily Give Your Old Headboard A Dreamy Farmhouse Makeover
If you love upcycling your furniture then you are going to really love this transformation. I easily transformed an old and forgotten headboard into a farmhouse style dream using Vintage Furniture Paints. You too can learn how to easily give your old headboard a dreamy farmhouse makeover.
I recently turned an additional office in our home into a guest room and was in need of a headboard for the new bed. I popped into a local antique shop and saw this unique headboard which turned out to be a perfect fit for my vision. It was solid wood and in great condition and my imagination went to work detailing the nuances of how I knew this could work.
The best part is this headboard only set me back $40! What a great deal.
I chose some stunning colors from Vintage Paints which were, Antique Blue, Heron, Lonestar, and a Matte Finishing Creme. The quality of this paint is like no other and the colors are vibrant and opaque.
Vintage Market & Design – Since 1969 their chalk based paint and decorative finishes have been made in America. VM&D Professional Paint and Decorative Finish products are formulated to work together to enable anyone, from the novice to the professional painter, to create a beautiful and long-lasting finish on wood, metal, glass, rigid plastic or fabric.
The colors are vibrant and the quality outstanding!
I knew these three colors were exactly what I was envisioning for my headboard. Vintage Furniture Paint colors are alive with vibrant pigments and the finish is perfection!
This is how the headboard before it received a farmhouse dreamy makeover. Plain and nothing exciting but packed with potential. There are 75 colors to choose from!
The best news was I didn’t need to do a stitch of prepping. Well, I did clean it well and removed any grime, dust, or old wax. That was super easy and just required some soapy water to get that job done.
I wanted to create an ombré design to the trim so I began experimenting with layers of paint colors emphasizing on a darker to lighter look from left to right. I also used small brushstrokes of the deeper blue and blended them out.
I knew I was on the right path and needed to deepen the color palette using a gradient effect which was easily attainable by adding more of the blues to one side and blending into the lighter tones.
I also wanted to add some stenciling too and found my favorite fleur-de-lis design. To give it some depth, I layered some of the lighter blue and white over it.
I think it really added some farmhouse appeal!
I’m so thrilled with the transformation of my new guest room and this headboard really sealed the deal.
I love how my handmade ceramic table fits perfectly with the entire room. If you would like to learn how to make one too, be sure to visit the tutorial!
I love the tones of white and blue – this headboard now has a dreamy look and feel to it and, I hope it translates to pleasant dreams for my guests too.
Vintage Market and Designs has a beautiful assortment of furniture paints as well as a shop filled with amazing products such as Curtains & Drapery, Decor and Accessories, Fabric & Textiles, Floral Decor, Garden Decor, Holiday Wonder, Linens and Pillow, Rugs, and so much more. Be sure to head on over and check them out.
If you have any questions please leave them in the comment section below. I’m so thrilled with the outcome of this project and Vintage Furniture Paints helped me to easily achieve the look I so desired.
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