The Story of a Mom, a Wife a Small-Business-Owner-Hopeful (Happy Baby Designs) and a Craft Lover, trying to be present (not just exist) in my life with my children, my husband and myself. Follow along with me as I chronicle my crafting and business endeavors, my true life and some mommy moments along the way .

Monday, May 31, 2010

Headboard Makeover

*****Update: The Master Bedroom Makeover is DONE!!! Check it out here and let me know what you think!*****

For some reason, I've decided that this summer I will makeover my living room/dining room (which doubles as a guest room/craft room) and my Master Bedroom. I know, I must be crazy to take on all of those projects at once, but I just can't take it anymore! I have to redecorate!

The Master Bedroom is almost complete and I am soooo excited! I've already repainted, hung new curtains, almost finished all of the accessories (remember my Subway Art project?) and finally finished redoing our headboard. I'm going to give you a little sneak peek and show you the headboard. I'm not ready to show the entire room yet, but it will be done soon and then you'll get to see the whole thing. I can't wait!

Here's what the headboard looked like before. We bought it unfinished and I didn't know what kind of decor I was going to have in the room so I just painted it a neutral cream color and then glazed it using a stain. There was nothing wrong with it, but it was just too boring.

So I pulled out some turquoise paint I had from a previous project and got to work. Here's what it looked like after I painted it.

I just LOVE this color and it is anything but boring! But I wasn't quite done, yet. Next I glazed it using a dark wood stain. I simply rubbed on the stain with a rag and then wiped it off, making sure to leave some areas darker than others (you want some inconsistency in the color).

Don't you just love the POP of color?!? I do! Here's a close up so you can see some of the detail (the color is not accurate, my camera was being difficult. The bright color above is the true color).

And here's how it looks in the room.

I absolutely LOVE it! It makes me smile every time I walk in there. The old headboard just disappeared in the room. This headboard is definitely NOT invisible!

Hopefully I should have the rest of the room put together by the end of the week and it will be ready to show! Stay tuned!

Linked to:

Furniture Feature Fridays

Always Nesting
Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden
Show and Tell Green

All Thingz Related
The Girl Creative

Making Monday Marvelous at C.R.A.F.T.
The DIY Show Off


  1. Good morning Rebecca! I found you through "I made the world cuter today" linky...This headboard is awesome - using the stain made all the difference. The color really pops!

    You're blog is great & I'll check back often.

    Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea
    "Celebrating the Coastal Lifestyle"

  2. This is lovely! I think I'd go for an icier blue color, but still - amazing!

    xo Erin

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  4. This is beautiful! Before you did the stain, it was the exact color of my office/studio! I love it.


  5. I am IN LURVE!!! That is beautiful and I want it!! Teehee! Great job.

  6. I adore your headboard! It would go perfectly in my bedroom. So when can I come pick it up? LOL! What a transformation and what a beauty it is now. Great job!

  7. sooooo pretty! i love the color and it looks awesome against the wall color- so happy! you sound like me- why not tackle all projects at once, right? ;)
    also, love the oranga background on the blog!

  8. This is beautiful!! And that is apparently the 2010 colour of the year. I just love the white bedding against the pop of colour.

  9. I love the color! It's perfect! Great job!

  10. Wow that is awesome. The blue is incredible.

  11. Loving the new color! It does make you smile just looking at it!

  12. Ooh, it's a refreshing splash of color! I love it. You're very talented!

    Followed you over from Tuesday Tag-Along. I am a home cook...thus my blog about cooking..

    But I'm just starting to get into decorating by repurposing things, so I'm very glad I found your blog!

    Following you now. I hope you'll consider following back!

  13. Very pretty! I'm searching for the perfect headboard myself, thanks for the inspiration!

  14. That looks great.. very pretty! Following from TTA. Hope you will stop by blog and follow when you get a chance :)

  15. I don't think I would be this brave, but you've inspired me with your use of color. What a great project, and I'll be back. Love your blog (following from New Nostalgia).

  16. Great pop of color. Lots of fun :-) Wish I could be so decisive with color! I have a hard time picking.

  17. Beautiful! And I love the color...I'm a huge fan of a turquoise with a brown glaze. Great job...found you through blue cricket this morning! -shaunna :)

  18. I love your headboard redo! The color is amazing, and totally transforms the look!!

  19. Love the color you chose! Fits perfectly! Coming over from Blue Cricket Design and a happy new follower!


  20. Woo Hoo! That turned out awesome. Funny, I have almost an identical headboard and I've been saying that same thing. That's it's just not right, the current color and need to change it. You've given me inspiration. Thanks for linking this project to Woo Hoo! Wednesday.

  21. You ended up with the perfect color! Beautifully done and great pictures of your project!

  22. LOVE your headboard and your true confessions. I think your toys look fine, just hold off buying any new ones until they grow out of some of these. Lezlee

  23. Oh! It's very pretty, Rebecca!
    Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!

  24. Love this color, its beautiful! My fav color!

    Stopping by via Show Off Your Stuff party!


  25. The headboard turned out great! Stopping by from Fireflies and Jellybeans party.
    -Mama E

  26. Totally cool. What a fun transformation. I would hardly recognize it since it has such a different vibe. Well done.

  27. Such a fun color!
    Great Job!
    I would love if you could link this up to

  28. It looks great - can't wait to see how the room turns out :).

  29. The color is so pretty and really pops against the white bedding.

  30. Your headboard looks wonderful. I love this color.

  31. the new look of the old headboard is fabulous!
    love the color

  32. Beautiful! I love the color. Thanks for linking up to "AP Tuesdays!"


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