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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"!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.