June 10, 2010

Revisiting The Guest Headboard Redo


It has been a while since I joined the “Transformation Thursday” party at “The Shabby Chic Cottage”.  In Celebration of the one year anniversary of getting stuff done,  Gina invited us to repost our favorite post.


The headboard makeover in our guest bedroom is definitely high on my list of favorites.

So, here it is again.





BEFORE:   The before bed is just so-so! Not great.  The faux suede fabric took on a pink cast that made me unhappy!  Truthfully, this picture makes me unhappy!!!! What was I thinking with the mixed up bedding and the too tall piece by the bed?  Your water could spill on your head in the middle of the night!!!


You can see that the headboard didn’t have very much batting in this photo.


I added the mattress pad and the extra batting right over the old fabric.   This is better, but my mattress pad was wimpy – that’s whatcha get for trying to save money!  Doubling it would have helped a lot, but I purchased a twin size so there wasn’t enough.  Sometimes being  frugal just doesn’t pay!


I had G-Man cut off 6 inches from the legs before I started to work.  I added some small molding to the top (I wanted traditional crown, but just can’t seem to get the miters right on crown!) This was flat on the back so it was a piece of cake! 

Doesn’t the linen with more poof look better???  I think so.

Instead of investing in pillow shams, I  purchased two sets of pretty pillowcases.  TJ Maxx and  Tuesday Morning both had nice selections for decent prices. The small linen pillow with the bows was a $3.00 find at an antique mall.  This is the back, but I like the satin ribbons…And the front is monogrammed with TRINA anyway!!!!


I used an unfinished over mantel for this headboard.  I did this finish on it two years ago when I first came up with the idea of making it into a headboard.  I still love the finish and it goes perfectly with the room, so I didn’t change it.   I used the wall paint (Benjamin Moore’s Silver Marlin) for the background and then just went crazy trying to make it look old.


Side details -  These pillow cases are yummy!


I hope you enjoyed it the second time around - We do!!!

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  1. OMG Rhonda what a beautiful transformation!!! I love it, what a great job! Blessings~~~Daphne

  2. I cannot compliment you enough on the transformation of your headboard. It is 2di4!!!
    It's stunning!


  3. What a beautiful headboard. I love the color of your furniture; so romantic.

  4. Rhonda,
    I'm still in love with this beautiful headboard!


  5. It just looks so much more luxurious now!! I am so in love with this headboard. It has great detail and the fabric and finish makes it pop now! You changed the positions of the buttons too. Great job!

  6. What a gorgeous headboard! I think the molding piece you put on top really added to the great look of this piece. Love the bedding, too!

  7. I'll never get tired of seeing your gorgeous headboard! And all the white bedding is the perfect backdrop!

  8. Stunning!! I had not seen this before!! SO GORGEOUS!! Seriously...GORGEOUS!!

    I wish I could crawl inside your brain and garner some of your creativity!!

    You truly inspire me~!

    Lou Cinda :)

  9. It went from beautiful to Versailles Fabulous!

    Love this piece!!

    The Gilded Barn

  10. That is TO DIE FOR.
    It is amazing.
    Just amazing-

    White Spray Paint

  11. There is nothing in this picture that is not beautiful! I love the headboard! What a great piece of furniture and the bedding is beautiful! I love your style!

  12. What a difference. Love the added molding. Your headboard is fabulous!

  13. This head board is beautiful! Love the redo.

  14. Just found you via Savvy Southern Style! This redo is amazing! Please share this on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Would love to have you visit! Rory

  15. Wow! How beautiful! I love the details you added!

  16. Love this! It is just luxe and fabulous and I am jealous. Your paint treatment gave it just the right antique feel and the upholstery boosted it up into stylish and chic. Wonderful!

  17. That headboard looks like a million bucks! I have serious headboard envy...I can't use a headboard because my bed has to slide under the eaves, and there is no room. Yours is to die for!

  18. That is gorgeous! And it does look old~and very Belgian.

    Well done!

  19. I'm so glad you were able to make it to the party! Hope to see you next week on Modern Craftswoman Monday, too! Rory

  20. that just takes my breath away. gorgeous!

  21. Where did you get this fireplace mantel in the first place? I want to do an exact replication... However, I need it for a king size bed! Thanks


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