Wednesday, February 9, 2011

French Country Antique Headboard


I found this antique headboard at a yard sale for $5.  I love the shape of it and the lovely, original applique.  I sanded it down, patched a hairline crack and painted it with the same technique that I used on this coffee table.

before

It was a perfect find since my antique, iron bed is in storage because the slanted ceiling in my bedroom slants too low for the canopy top.  My antique bed is actually my favorite piece of furniture and I am saving it in my storage unit until I have a house that it fits in again.  Here is a picture of my iron bed in my old house.   Looking at this picture makes me miss my spacious house, especially now that I am living in a tiny cabin.


So...in the mean time, I have this new headboard to dress up my plain bed frame.  





I love the old, wooden applique of roses in an urn.



Ok, so I figured out, after I got home, that my headboard is actually a footboard.  Oh well, I am not so good with logistics - headboard... footboard... what's the difference?  Well, it turns out it is too short to be a headboard, so I bought these legs at Home Depot for a few dollars and Mr. Rubbish is going to figure out a way to attach the headboard to our bed frame.



 At least it looks pretty and hopefully it will be functional too!





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70 comments:

Sandy said...

You are so funny...headboard...footboard....cracks me up. I'm sure hubby will fix it and it will be perfect. There are NEVER mistakes only new avenues to take that you hadn't thought of before.
Sweet head/footboard. good going...xoso Sandy O

A Vintage Vine said...

It does not matter what it is....it is beautiful...Love the finish!

Robin said...

So pretty. I love the color and the paint technique. Both are just perfect for it.

Brittany said...

ooo i love it! since i redid my mom's bedroom i've been wanting her to get a headboard to finish off the room! this looks beautiful!

Vintage Gal said...

LOVE the headboard-footboard ~ turned out fabulous. ;-)

Erin said...

What a great find!!! $5! And the finish you gave it is beautiful!!

I wouldn't have known the difference either...it looks like a headboard to me.

Inspire Me Heather said...

Ooohhh it's just gorgeous!

Kim said...

Oh, I love it too. What a beautiful applique. The colour is perfect. Enjoy it.

Kim
Letters from the Shore

Renee said...

Love, love, love this!! Hey, I nominated you for the STYLISH BLOGGER AWARD over on my blog! (Because you're awesome, LOL)

Vintage Home said...

oh my it is amazing!...you could always wait and find another one for the headboard & use this as the foot board...! I love the legs!...Either way you have done a stunning job!...can't wait to see the finish on the bed!
Thanks for dropping by!

The Unusually Unusual Farmchick said...

Fab Find! And at a steal too. Makes me want to give some attention to my own bedroom...

Inspired by you said...

Looks great! I love the color!

Curtains In My Tree said...

I love the color you painted your headboard and I can see why you miss your other beautiful bed .

Janice

Tara Lauren said...

Looks fabulous!

Deborah said...

That headboard is beautiful!!!
Love the colour and the details!!!
Nice find my friend... :)

Deborah xoxo

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

The color is so perfect. I just love blue...you made this truly beautiful!

Marianne@Songbird said...

What a pretty color. I bet it is going to look fab above your bed. Great makeover!
(and I can fully understand you miss that canope bed, it is awesome).

Kelli@Restore Interiors said...

Whoa!! This is amazing! I LOVE the color!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is simply stunning. nothing left to say. :) that sums it up!

Claire said...

This is an exquisite piece-the painting technique is amazing-what a magnificent headboard this will make-I'm your newest follower-Stop over for a visit-Claire

Trish said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous!

driftwoodesign said...

Great find. The footboard has a great size to be a fabulous headboard, just needs that little lift. New follower.
Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

Cindy @ LeChaiseParfait said...

Just love this, I am looking for a headboard and it really takes time to find just the right look.

fran @ eleven-o-one said...

I once purchase a "headboard" at a yard sale for $7 and got it home and figured out it was a piece of a crib! Your's is beautiful and so is your site. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Sue at Serendipity said...

Just a thought-why not hang it on the wall and push your bed close to it rather than bother with legs? Turned out beautifully!!!

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