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Outdated headboard gets new life in a little girls room

Oct 16, 2015

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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.