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.
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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