This beautifully hand carved, antique, oak, 1800s headboard was given to me from a dear friend that was going to throw it away because it had gotten wet and parts of it had warped. I did not initally have a vision for it, but if someone is wiling to give me free furniture, I am all in. I started by cutting the legs off then removing all the warped parts. It was a lot of frustrating work and I brought all the arm strong tools to the yard! My husband wanted me to quit, but I am a stubborn lass. I painted it with Lamp Black (my favorite) and decided to use some fabric I had picked up (well...just because I am a bit of a fabriholic too) for the back ground which was a bit more labor intensive that I woud have liked. I left the rolled oak at the top and used EarlyAmerican stain to freshen it up. I distressed it and used dark wax. I attached large metal antique replica coat hooks. This is a very large wall piece, measuring 54 inches long and 26 inches high at the pediment. I really wish I could keep it.