Headboard Makeover

By Rusted & Rescued, Owner

Winning Category

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.

Products Used

  • Lamp Black
  • Early American Stain

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