Outdated headboard gets new life in a little girls room
I found this great 1960’s headboard and new immediately I wanted to transform it into a shabby chic style headboard for a little girl’s room.
First I had to add a few details so it would work with the height of a 2010 bed. The frame was about 12″ too short. I simply added 2 blocks of wood attached with brackets at the base of each leg. Then I added a horizontal board at the place where the mattress would reach the headboard.
Once the frame was the right size, I then sanded all over with an electric sander and wiped away any dust. Next, I spray painted a coat of primer (white). Once it was dry, I then painted 2 coats of interior flat paint (waiting for dry time in between each coat).
Finishing coat: Minwax polycrylic clear semi-gloss finish (2 coats)
The finished product was just the look this room needed. It is a focal point of the room. An awesome detail – the headboard was a budget friendly $20.