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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 8, 2012
6:53 AM

Post #9156815

I found this headboard on the side of the road, and brought it home. I was thinking of stripping it, and painting it a different color, but what color, and what type of paints?
Any and all suggestions greatly appreciated!

I will then frame it in, and make it my, "Bed of roses"!

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postmandug

postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2012
7:09 AM

Post #9156822

Distressed whitewash.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 8, 2012
7:11 AM

Post #9156826

Do you have instructions?

postmandug

postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2012
7:14 AM

Post #9156830

http://www.hgtv.com/handmade/how-to-distress-furniture/index.html

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 8, 2012
7:25 AM

Post #9156850

Thanks, I will go get the items, and see what kind of trouble I can get into! LOL!

ifantail

ifantail
Englewood, FL

June 8, 2012
9:31 AM

Post #9156965

Tatters, if this will be exposed to the weather, you should put a coat or 2 of polyurethane on it to protect it, but even at that, it will start to fall apart in in 4 -5 years as water seeps into the joints & loosens the glue & rots the wood.

ifantail

ifantail
Englewood, FL

June 8, 2012
9:51 AM

Post #9156976

Tatter, here's an idea for a flower bench.

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postmandug

postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2012
10:51 AM

Post #9157031

I like that idea!!

Don't use plain polyurethane, use spar varnish. It is a type of poly, but it's made for marine applications such as wooden boats etc.

Doug

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 8, 2012
12:48 PM

Post #9157132

I like that idea for a bench. Thanks for the heads up on the varnish! it will be outside. Not so much rain here in Texas, but the heat is terrible!
Looks like it is summer time!


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Samigal
(Pegi) Norwalk, CA
(Zone 10b)

June 8, 2012
1:53 PM

Post #9157255

I really like that head board! Suggestions are great and the marine varnish as protecting it is advisable, after all they use it on boats and they sit in the water. Be sure you post a picture for all of us to drool over when finished.
frogymon
Lisle, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 8, 2012
2:26 PM

Post #9157327

taters, we'll be 106-106 everyday for the next 10 w/no chance of rain here in central AZ.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 8, 2012
2:49 PM

Post #9157362

Paint it blue I just love the color blue in a garden. Really shows off the flowers. I like the darker royal or cobalt blues.
There are so many ideas for headboards. They do make great benches.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 8, 2012
4:36 PM

Post #9157485

I have been sanding it this afternoon, and hubby says we will probably make it a bench. We both like the one posted above.
Thanks for all the tips! I will keep you all posted as it progresses!
Frogymom, that is pretty hot!
frogymon
Lisle, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 8, 2012
5:33 PM

Post #9157533

We got back from a cruise to the Baltic last Friday and luckily we missed some 110's while we were gone.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 8, 2012
7:32 PM

Post #9157653

That must have been nice. A cruise is on my bucket list!

ifantail

ifantail
Englewood, FL

June 8, 2012
8:59 PM

Post #9157734

you don't have sand it if you're going to paint it, just a light scuffing & a wash down with some mineral spirits to remove any wax.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

June 9, 2012
2:17 PM

Post #9158371

Linda!! I see we are crossing paths on ANOTHER section of DG! I LOVE your headboard and can't wait to see pictures of your finished project.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 9, 2012
2:27 PM

Post #9158381

Well, I have it painted, just waiting to get some board to make it a bench! I really like the one posted here.
denisemb
Ocala, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 9, 2012
2:35 PM

Post #9158389

So what color did you decide on? Inquiring minds need to know, lol.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 9, 2012
3:05 PM

Post #9158418

Ivory. I think I may put some blue accents, or find some stencils and put some vines or butterflies on it?
denisemb
Ocala, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 9, 2012
3:07 PM

Post #9158424

I vote for vines. :)
Countrymom
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
(Zone 5a)

June 10, 2012
8:07 AM

Post #9159089

I really love the bench idea. Can't wait to see it finished !

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 23, 2012
1:09 PM

Post #9215889

Well, after many failed attemp's of trying to get it to look antique, I ended up painting it blue, I still need to make the side rails and foot board, or make it a bench, but this is what I have so far. I like the blue!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 23, 2012
1:12 PM

Post #9215894

Sorry, forgot the picture.
I also got this wire chair from a neighbor, painted it blue, and placed my boston fern in the seat.

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Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

July 23, 2012
1:18 PM

Post #9215898

Love the blue!!!!!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

July 23, 2012
6:59 PM

Post #9216385

WOW Linda, I LOVE them both!!!

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 23, 2012
7:43 PM

Post #9216432

Looks great!!!!
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 23, 2012
7:53 PM

Post #9216450

I love it. Blue is my fav color in the garden. Just seems to make the flowers pop.

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 24, 2012
8:20 AM

Post #9216811

LK, did you paint it ivory before you decided on the blue? I have done two different ways to junk or antique a project. 1. Paint the color you like first, in this case blue. Then dilute a waterbased paint so that it doesn't cover in one coat, like white or ivory. Paint over the blue, just one coat so that the blue shows through kinda. When it is dry, take a sand paper to the corners and other wear places to create artificial age. 2. Get a crackle medium from a crafting store and crackle the paint. I built a vanity from a door and shutters. Painted it blue then chartreuse and crackled the chartruese so that the blue showed through the cracks. Did not get as much crackle on it as I wanted but it works. It is in the guest bathroom.
Just a thought.
Joy

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 24, 2012
9:33 AM

Post #9216873

Thanks for the instructions, I will give that a try.

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