Drab to Fab!

I bought a bedroom set off of Craigslist with the intent to fix it up and sell. It has the most beautiful bones, and of course…I want to keep it for myself! Fortunately, one of my clients jumped on the idea of using the headboard in the bedroom that I am designing for her before I found a good enough reason to keep it here! The client wants a feminine, vintage type feel.
Since the stain was very dark, and chalk paint does not require sanding the stain off, I painted a layer of gray paint before doing the cream color as a “primer”. Sometimes really dark stains will show through the white chalk paint, and I wanted to avoid that problem. I then applied two layers of Old White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I applied a mixture of dark and clear stain, and then two coats of Old White again! I wanted the look to be vintage, yet clean. To achieve this, I painted back over the dark wax until the look was just right. I cannot wait to see it in the bedroom!

Before:
headboard 1

headboard 2

After:
IMG_3831

 
 
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