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Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Client Project

Hi All,
I am thrilled to bring you a before and after today! 
I received a call from a gal who happened to see my pieces at the Decorators’ Show House.  She asked if I would finish a headboard for her.  I was thrilled to do so and here are the steps we used.
She purchased this full headboard from the Trifles and Treasures tent at the Decorators’ Show House (donated items from the community).  It came complete with the duck tape.
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Upon removing the tape, we found that the piece was in two parts.  Nothing a little wood glue and clamps couldn’t fix.
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Look beyond the many other projects in the garage.
Then the first coat of Old White was applied.  I painted both sides of the headboard, just in case it finds its way in front of a window.
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Then, I moved this piece into the foyer.  My new favorite painting spot.  I do want to point out that it is best to paint upside down as well as right side up.  You get in all the detailed areas.
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Two coats of paint, wax and light distressing.
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This headboard has great lines.  I distressed the edges to make the lines pop.
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All done.  
I really enjoyed working on this project and am honored to have been given the chance.  I must say, it amazes me how my hobby has evolved.  I love it all!
Thanks for stopping.  Please follow along by email or through friend connect!  Many exciting projects coming this week!
‘Til next time.
Partying with these fun gals:
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple
Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle 
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Boogieboard Cottage


Jamie said...

I wish I lived closer - I have a piece I want done too!!! I may just have to get brave and try it myself.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your new client. I'm sure she'll be thrilled with her new headboard.

AsylumTanya said...

This turned out great! Thanks for sharing!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

I love this headboard! You are right, the shape is so unusual and looks spectacular with your changes.

Joselyn@ The DIY Spot said...

Visiting from Coastal Charm. Wow, this reminds me of a headboard makeover I did a while back:
Paint is so transforming. Great job!

Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

I love white furniture. You have a good eye for a great make-over!

Janet Metzger, Artist said...

Happy to be your 'neighbor' on Imperfectly Perfect !

Lovely job on the headboard.

janet xox

Shaunna said...

Very beautiful...classic! Thanks so much for linking up to the All Things Furniture party!

Gloria Fox said...

Looks great. Love the lines of this one.


Great job! Love the new finish!

:D Lynda

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