If I had little girls, I would be in so much trouble. I mean, come on…with all the gorgeous clothes and hair accessories, and of course, room decor! Sweet friends, it is a really good thing because I surely would not be able to restrain myself! This is one of my favorite days of the month. I and five of my talented friends are all sharing furniture fixer uppers today! Be on the lookout for links to their projects at the bottom!
Some of y’all might remember me sharing this photo on my facebook page a couple of months ago:
I was so excited I found these two headboards for only $12 each!! Um yes, please. Load them up!! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
I knew I wanted a super feminine look for these headboards to fulfill my need to create girly things. Sadly, that meant saying good-bye to those snazzy rollers on the bottom.
Painting the Headboards
I let them dry overnight before applying another coat of Cotton and thank goodness, no more bleed-through! It did need one more coat of paint for solid coverage though.
I added two coats and removed the tape immediately after applying the second coat.
When the stripes were dry, I sanded lightly all over using 220 grit sandpaper which I like to wrap around an old sanding block. I vacuumed the dust with my shop vac and then gave both headboards a final wipe-down with a clean soft cloth just to be sure the surface was dust-free before applying the transfers.
The one I used is called Chatellerault and I found mine HERE. You may remember Nancy used the same one on her night table she shared for Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday. I have a few transfers on hand, but most ended up being way too large. I had purchased this transfer back when I bought the one for this dresser, but I only had one of them and I had two headboards. Luckily this transfer comes in three separate pieces that can be combined to create one large design, or each one can be used separately. They were the perfect size for these headboards.
Applying the Transfers
Applying the transfers could not be easier! You simply line them up where you want to place them, fold one edge of the backing back and adhere it to your surface. They will be slightly tacky so this is a one-time shot. Once it’s stuck, it’s stuck! Then pull the remaining backing off as you smooth the transfer onto your surface.
Then use the burnishing tool that is included and rub the short edge across the entire transfer using medium pressure:
When you’re done burnishing the entire design onto your project, pull the plastic layer on top off slowly…
If any of your transfer sticks to the top plastic layer, just lay it back down a burnish it a bit more.
Applying a Sealer
I love how girly these headboards turned out!
And the stripes really add a sweet detail.
Headboard number two is slightly different since I used another section from the same transfer:
They coordinate with each other but aren’t exactly alike and I think that works just fine!
These only needed a little bit of distressing…
And here is the other design again…
I hope y’all enjoyed this fun, girly makeover! Now to decide how much to charge for them…what do you think?
My friends have several more makeovers for you today:
Only six more projects left from my Fall haul!!
If you missed any of these makeovers so far, you can catch up here:
I’ll be back next week with the shelf I started before I left for my conference. I actually found it on the same trip as these headboards!
And that mirror?? Ooh la la, right?? If I am blessed with granddaughters, watch out! 😀
UPDATE: No need to come back! See what I did with that shelf HERE!
See ya Tuesday!!
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