Hello beautiful friends! Today I’m sharing what I did with a headboard that has been hanging around my stash since the end of 2014:
That would be almost four years! I came across a large stack of these at a thrift store and they were all marked…ready for it…$3.49!! Here is the tag from one of them:
A nearby hotel must have been doing some updating and donated several of these. I bought three of them. I redid the first one back in 2015, and the other two have been sitting in our storage unit. When we sold our old house, we also cleared out our storage unit and so these have been taunting me ever since!
Here is how this very hotel-esque headboard looks now:
I turned the first one into a sign and loved it, so I went the same direction with this one. You can see what I did with that one HERE.
I decided to go more beachy with this one.
I started by painting the headboard in two coats of Bit of Sugar by Behr made into DIY chalk paint. (Recipe HERE.) Then I gave it one coat of Peaceful Blue, also by Behr.
I created the larger letters in Word (See how to do that HERE.), then cut them out and spaced them how I wanted them…
Then I traced around each letter.
And painted them in using white acrylic craft paint…
It took three coats and I think my craft paint was old because it didn’t go on very smoothly at all. Luckily sanding it when I was done helped a lot.
I added the crab and the smaller words at the the bottom using “stencils” I cut out of contact paper using my Silhouette:
I gave them three coats of paint also and carefully pulled the contact paper off as soon as I applied the third coat of paint.
When everything was dry, I sanded liberally using 220 grit sandpaper to smooth down the imperfections in the letters as much as possible.
I sealed my new sign with Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax.
Not too bad for costing less than a Big Mac! I still have one more left, and now it will probably sit another couple of years ha ha!
If you liked this, then you’ll love what Jack and I did to this dresser:
See how it turned out HERE.
I’ll be back on Thursday with my furniture fixer upper girls sharing what I did with this TV cabinet:
Se y’all then! 🙂
UPDATE: Check it out how I made this TV cabinet functional again HERE!
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