To be accurate, I actually put two headboards together & sold the footboards at a garage sale. I hated the footboards because they were half the height & had music lairs. They sat in my barn for years & when my youngest daughter moved out I brought them in for the spare room.
This is the space where I've put our manly-family mementos. Although feminine, this room is a tribute to my Northern California, outdoor lifestyle. Living a "Huck Finn" childhood, I cherished the masculine treasures as much as my mother's old cookbooks. Fusing our families' memories, creates the perfect visual connection.
I digress, everything has a back story for me - but that is how I connect to everything I own! That is why I continue to make improvements to the things I already have. This is where I tell you how I upcycled this old bed . . .
I neither sanded nor stripped this bed frame. I used my homemade chalk paint recipe. My first 2
coats of paint were a dark, charcoal gray. Next I did another 2 coats but in white. I will admit I used a bottle of $2.99 white craft paint with the chalk paint recipe. I sanded to taste & applied a coat of wax. The dark base coat gives an extra
dimension after lightly sanding.
The "Secret" Chalk Paint Recipe
1 TBSP unsanded grout to 1 cup of paint, add minimal water to retain smooth coverage. Store in covered container.