Sunday, July 5, 2009

Headboard Makeover - Guest Bedroom

When my niece Lacey stayed with us for a few days in May, we decided to redo the headboard in the guest bedroom and it was a project she was up to helping on. This is the headboard that was in my room growing up and let's just say it's a tad bit outdated and has seen better days. Having never ventured into a project like this before, I decided to read the "how to's" section of the This Young House website and of course they had step by step instructions on how to tackle this project. A trip or two to the Home Depot to buy sandpaper, primer, paint, and polyurethane and we were off to the races.

Here's the beauty that has seen better days.

Lots of sanding

2 coats of primer
(Note: primer sticks to your hands and won't come off - trust me mineral spirits saved my life)

2 coats of white paint
& 2 coats of polyurethane
& 1 very proud niece later

After seeing how gorgeous this new headboard looked in the guest bedroom, I decided that the room needed a face lift and some new bedding. I hit the jackpot at TJMaxx/Homegoods and got a great deal on this coverlet and pillows. Also can you believe that I got that little table for $10 at Target? It ties in beautifully with the black frames and slipper chair next to the dresser.

What do you think - do you like the white headboard and new bedding? Any other suggestions to make this even more comfortable? The room has a yellowish/taupe paint color with white, black, and taupe accessories. This guest bedroom also is where our little Tanner hangs out in his crate all day - he seems to like the new look thus far.

P.S. Thanks Lacey for all of your help on this project.
P.S.S. Lacey said it was the favorite thing we did all weekend! I'll need to invite her over more often.


Brooke G. said...

The room looks great! Love it!!! Mind if I come stay? Can I sleep IN at your house???? J/K - HA!

Fryer Family said...

Wow! Another beautiful headboard! I love your new bedding too. We won't even recognize your house next time we come for a visit!!