Thursday, October 29, 2015

Bedroom Shuffle-Part 2, Craigslist Headboard


As we move bedrooms around we were needing to downsize daughter #2's bed from a queen to a twin. This was totally her choice! She says it easier to care for a smaller room and it will force her to edit out things she really doesn't need. What? Where did she learn that?

She has a definite style of her own and I must say that I do like the direction that she is headed in. That being said, she was very specific about what kind of headboard she was looking for. I started scouring Craigslist. It took about a week and a little negotiation to get the right metal headboard.



My girl wanted a white, metal headboard; not a shiny new one but one that looked a little used and a little chippy. I did not want something that was old and potentially painted with lead paint that would be chipping off into her bed sheets so we compromised. I will paint it! (I know, you're shocked.) The metal finish on the headboard I found had a hammered finish that would lend some texture to the paint job it was about to receive.

A little blurry but you can see the finish-sort of.
I mixed up my p-o-p paint (the recipe is in this post) and used the same white paint we painted all her trim in. It is the same white we have used for trim in the downstairs rooms . It took three coats to cover it well. We are both happy with the results!


Just a peek for now....
I will keep you posted on the progress of the room..... Thanks for visiting with me! 



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24 comments:

  1. The bed post looks so nice now that you have painted it. So bright and pretty, even m odern because that color is a breath of fresh air.

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    1. Thanks, Mary and thanks for visiting with me! Can't wait to show the finished room!

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  2. Right color for the right choice of headboards.

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    1. Aww, thanks, Donna. I am so glad you stopped by today.

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  3. We also got our headboard on Craigs list and mine is so similar! It was already a painted and distressed cream and the only difference is ours has crystal finials. Your daughter and I must have the same taste :) Thank you for sharing this week on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

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    1. I do like the direction my girl has gone in! I would love the whole house to look like that but I am married to a manly sort of man and he had definite ideas on what kinds of spaces he wants to live in. I'll have to be content just knowing at least one room in my house is girly pretty. Thanks for hosting the party.

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    2. You are a wonderful and considerate wife! May God bless you for it! :)

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  4. This looks so great!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  5. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

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  6. Hello Sweet Friend, You always have the best projects!!! I love that you painted the headboard...and your daughter sounds like a gem! Thank you for sharing with us at the Friday Favorites Link Party, where every link is pinned and tweeted! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs - Christine at Must Love Home

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    1. Thanks for visiting with me, Christine and for the kind words. All my girls are gems, I am a very blessed mama. Thanks for hosting the party!

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  7. I love this so much Jolena! My daughter had a similar bed but outgrew it. She's so tall and lanky...lol! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou last week. Mimi xxx

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    1. Hi Mimi, I smiled at your comment about your tall and lanky daughter! That is a good description for my youngest who has outgrown her daybed. She was the reason this whole bedroom thing started.

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  8. Loving this new paint color and the headboard is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Circle link party and I look forward to seeing you again soon :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting and for the kind worrds! Gotta love Craigslist finds! Thanks for hosting the party!

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  9. Your daughter sounds like she has great style, like her mother! Love the headboard and the new color. Can't wait to see the room! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Aww! Thanks, Jann. What a lovely thing to wake up to! I can't wait to show the finished room!

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    1. Oh, thank you and thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Love it. I bought an old one of these, too. It's in the cellar. ha ha..

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    1. Can't wait to see what you do with it. Thanks for visiting with me.

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