Hello beautiful people! Today I am sharing what I did with an old headboard. I found this headboard at a yard sale for $5! My car was already packed, but I squeezed her in!
Here she is as I found her:
Still got the $5 sticker in tact…
And here’s how I repurposed her:
Aint she perty??
The previous owner had already spray painted it black which was the perfect background for my Cottage White DIY chalk paint.
I’ll tell you, after going back to Annie Sloan chalk paint to paint an entire dining set, I did not see a difference. The ASCP has a bit more of a yellow undertone, but I only used it because I wanted to keep the color consistant with my hutch.
I won’t be shelling out close to $40 for another quart of paint anytime soon! On an up note, though, the one quart did do all six chairs and the table base, two coats on each!
I added the hanging brackets to add function.
Can’t you imagine it just inside the door of a quaint little cottage, a place to hang your hat when your’e finished working in the garden?
I hand painted the letters using the old school transfer method.
It’s August, but my garden is still hanging in there! You can see the full tour here.
I added hanging hardware to the back to for hanging.
I wish I had a place to hang her, but I just don’t. She’ll be for sale at the Christmas Market!
Charming, yes? It’s so fun to repurpose things and give them new life!
See you later, Alligator!
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