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

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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Bardstown, KY(Zone 6a)

Distressed whitewash.

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

Do you have instructions?

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

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

Englewood, FL

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.

Englewood, FL

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

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Bardstown, KY(Zone 6a)

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

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

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!


Today 95 | 70

Saturday 97 | 73

Sunday 100 | 75

Monday 102 | 75

Tuesday 97 | 75

(Pegi) Norwalk, CA(Zone 10b)

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.

Lisle, IL(Zone 5a)

taters, we'll be 106-106 everyday for the next 10 w/no chance of rain here in central AZ.

Dover, PA(Zone 6b)

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.

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

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!

Lisle, IL(Zone 5a)

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

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

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

Englewood, FL

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.

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

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.

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

Well, I have it painted, just waiting to get some board to make it a bench! I really like the one posted here.

Ocala, FL(Zone 9a)

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

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

Ivory. I think I may put some blue accents, or find some stencils and put some vines or butterflies on it?

Ocala, FL(Zone 9a)

I vote for vines. :)

Cuyahoga Falls, OH(Zone 5a)

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

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

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!

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

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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Salem Cnty, NJ(Zone 7b)

Love the blue!!!!!

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

WOW Linda, I LOVE them both!!!

(Joy) Hempstead, TX(Zone 8b)

Looks great!!!!

Dover, PA(Zone 6b)

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

(Joy) Hempstead, TX(Zone 8b)

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

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

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