Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Re-purposing a 100 Year Old Headboard



Awhile ago I found an antique twin head and footboard that a lady said her grandmother had  when she was a kid.  I loved the lines, the story and the patina around the edges of the headboard so I bought it.  The headboard was missing the bedposts so I knew I needed to be creative with it.  I though a sign or coatrack could  be made.  I had read about adding a 3 dimensional stencil to a piece using joint compound so I decided to try this.  
Before:

I put the joint compound on the stencil and gave it a quick blow dry (I am impatient)and then pulled the stencil off and let it dry over night. 

The raised stencil design looked great and I was ready to paint.  My husband thought it should be green so I mixed up some home made chalk paint and painted the headboard.  I then painted the stencil white and sealed it with dark wax.  I was careful to keep the gold edge on the headboard since this was my favorite part.  The last step was to add some hooks to hang things from.  I took the hooks off a broken rack ( they are not old but I liked the way they looked and I was recycling).  



Joint compound stencil



Love the Gold Patina!















I am very happy with the way it turned out! 

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40 comments:

  1. Your headboard rack turned out great! I too love the gold edges and I like that you kept it because it is original to the piece. The stencil is beautiful!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

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    1. Thank you Gigi--the gold edges were what made me buy it so I had to keep them!

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  2. This turned out great! i love everything about it. Nice job!
    love
    rosie

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  3. That turned out beautiful Darrielle! I have been wanting to try stenciling with joint compound but I haven't yet. You just inspired me!! Enjoy your day, Gail

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  4. OH- I LOVE It and the color? I just LOVE the color!!!! You did a great job and it is a fun AND functional piece! xo Diana

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    1. Thank you Diana--I mixed up my own green paint to get the color I wanted. Have a good day!

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  5. I'm really inspired by your stencil and joint compound. I'm smack in the middle of refinishing an armoire and thought about adding a stencil. I love the way yours looks. :)

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    1. Thank you Julie--good luck with your armoire!

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  6. LOVE IT!!! This is such a statement piece..and you know I love anything gilded.

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    1. Thank you Victoria--I am very happy with how it turned out and I agree I love gilded things too!

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  7. Wow, I love how it turned out. I too do stencils with joint compound and love the look. The green was the right choice.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Thank you Bev--My husband was right about the green!

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  8. Love this! I love seeing old headboards put to use :) nice hardware as well!!!

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    1. Thank you- I am glad I was able to use it again!

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  9. WOW, looks great. You really did a wonderful job on that headboard. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Happy weekend.
    Mary

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  10. WOW great idea and great job! Looks fabulous!

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  11. That is a fantastic idea! Turned out great :-).

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    1. Thank you Heidi--I love how it turned out too!

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  12. Love the whole thing but I adore the hooks.....great job.

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous! So awesome to repurpose treasure! Love the whole thing
    *hugs*deb

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  14. I love this idea, how fabulous and how creative. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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  15. You did a BEAUTIFUL job, Danielle! Love that you used joint compound with the stencil--the texture is great.

    Thanks so much for joining Grace at Home. I'm featuring you this week!

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    1. Thank you Richella--It was my first time using joint compound and a stencil but it won't be my last thats for sure.
      Have a good week!

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  16. Very cool! I love what you did with the stencil!

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  17. So pretty and the colors and textures are perfect! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Thank you Cindy--my hubby was right with the green! I suppose I should listen to him more-ha ha ha

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