Like any good pioneer, I have a hard time throwing anything out that I think still has purpose. I love coming up with ways to reuse or redo things.
A month ago I went to a garage sale. Our bed has been headboardless for six years. I kept thinking I’d come across the perfect thing. The day had finally arrived.
The headboard was solid wood, but had a very tacky coat of black paint. And by tacky, I mean sticky. If you touched it, your fingerprint remained.
I got it for FREE! I love a good deal.
I took it home and let it bake in the sun for four weeks. The paint finally dried.
Note: This was because I simply didn’t have time to do anything else with it, but the results were just what I wanted.
I planned on painting it white and with rain in the forecast, I had to do it in a hurry. Forgoing sanding or priming, I started spray painting with flat white indoor/outdoor paint from our local True Value hardware store. Thin coats work best and don’t paint on a windy day. I tried and more than half the paint blew away in the wind, thankfully, not any of our vehicles.
After letting it dry I started sanding the ridges and lines. The black paint peeked through exactly like I’d hoped.
Look at the lines of things when deciding if you want to paint it or not. They are what will give it the look and feel you’re going for. I loved the curves of this head board. I’m on the hunt, paint can hooked to my belt, for the next project.
What’s your favorite do-it-yourself project? Have you transformed something fabulous?