Monday, March 7, 2011

Ornate Headboard Before/After

I made a successful tender on this Queensize headboard yesterday. Couldn't believe my luck! (Kinda don't believe in luck so not sure why I use that phrase).
I go to the Tender Centre each week and basically I put really low dollars on anything and everything that catches my eye, not really expecting to have much success, so it's always a nice surprise to win something from time to time.




First up we had to get it home. We loaded up the trusty Daewoo. My seat was pushed so far forward my breath was condensing on the windscreen, and it was reclining in a less than 90 degree angle but comfort was not a priority, I just wanted to get it home!




Although I have an appreciation of art and the work that goes into creating a masterpiece, I have never been a huge fan of folk-art so had no qualms in sanding back the floral adornment in order to revive this beauty.




And here is the after...



I happen to quite like the crackle effect so was content to leave it as is.
After a coat of enamel Pebble Dash I highlighted with a lighter shade of grey.




I was intending to sell this piece, but I have fallen in love!

















Trusting you are all enjoying the beginning of a new week.
Life's such a funny thing and can have us revelling in it's opportunities one minute and spinning our heads the next. So whatever you are dealing with at the moment, I hope you can take time to breathe and be thankful for small mercies and great blessings :o)
Angex


13 comments:

Anna White said...

Ange..its just beautiful..absolutely love it x

awal.ny said...

That is a beautiful headboard and I too like it better all painted white. I would've kept it too.

Melinda said...

B-E-A-utiful! I love it - and I like the 'crackled' look too. It gives it some essence. ;)

Thea said...

Gorgeous. Keep it if you love it as it is unique and it's probably doubtful you would find another like it. x

Restyled Vintage said...

What a beautiful headboard, Ange.

Your last paragraph made my eyes fill up, so apt for where we are at right now. No-one ever knows what is just around the corner and that is just as well! I really have nothing to complain about compared to some right now but wow, we just don't realise how lucky we are to have 'normal' until life becomes anything but.

take care :)
xx Karen

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

that is a wicked score!!

David Long Designs said...

You have a fabulous blog here! The detail on the bed head is outstanding! Now a follower...

Jon.
http://davidlongdesigns.blogspot.com/

Belle Inspirations said...

Beautiful as usual have a lovely week xx

The Moerks said...

Beautiful, you have made an ugly duckling into a swan.

Meg and Mum's said...

Just lovely Ange, and much better white! I'm not surprised you're keeping it :)x

Claudia Lane said...

Hi Ange, yours is a great blog...love this post...
Thanks for stopping by my blog, it's great to have found you :))
xo

Kristopher K said...

Looks fabulous
- love the lighter grey highlights that you added :)

Jessica @ Sunny Tuesday said...

That headboard is gorgeous - you've done an amazing job with it! I would keep it, too!