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.
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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