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Decorate My Home, Part 4 – Refinish a Headboard


I’m really having a lot of fun with this. And I’m really glad that many of you have gotten some good ideas from part 1, 2, and 3.

And some of you mentioned that your homes would look just like mine when we’re done with this series…

That made me laugh.

And I think it’s fabulous.
And flattering that you don’t hate my color choices.

But here’s the latest project.

A new headboard.

Don’t worry, this bed will be covered in vibrant pillows.
But that’s another day.
And another project.

I bought this headboard at the thriftstore for $10.

It was in rough shape.

But I sanded it all down, bought some stain that was on sale at Lowe’s for $3, and then coated it with polyurethane that I had left over from the chairs……..

And done.
A new headboard for our room.

**I can’t wait to add the pillows.

Also, if you look closely, it’s a bit rough in some spots. The wood wasn’t the best. However, I kind of like the inpuritites of it all. Especially because the furniture in the room is mismatched… it works.

Ashley Johnston

Administrator at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!

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