Headboard Makeover (including Fabric!) With Chalk Paint


I found a beautiful headboard at a flea market. I loved it, but it needed some updating - and the tufted fabric had a smell to it. I couldn't have my guests sleeping with that smell! My solution? I painted everything - including the tufted fabric!
headboard makeover fabric chalk paint, chalk paint, painted furniture
I just couldn't pass this piece up. I saw way too much potential!
headboard makeover fabric chalk paint, chalk paint, painted furniture
I used (watered down - see my blog for all the details) Annie Sloan paint (Pure White on the fabric and Paris Grey on the frame) and clear wax.
headboard makeover fabric chalk paint, chalk paint, painted furniture
The velvet fabric really soaked up the paint.
headboard makeover fabric chalk paint, chalk paint, painted furniture
I applied a wax once the paint was dry.
headboard makeover fabric chalk paint, chalk paint, painted furniture
And this is my result - for all my guests to enjoy!
headboard makeover fabric chalk paint, chalk paint, painted furniture
I love how the chalk paint and sanding really bring out the detail of this piece. And, the musty smell of the fabric is gone! Now my guests can sleep soundly.
Sara @ sincerely, sara d.

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  • Lynne Roberts
    on Mar 8, 2016

    After you a painted the frabic, was it stiff or hard?

    • Victoria
      on Oct 16, 2018

      I LOVE IT TOO!!!!! I never knew you could paint material like that! It looks very beautiful and classy! And i love the pinecone pillow too! How or where???

  • Kathy Hart Hunsicker
    on Aug 17, 2017

    How was the pine cone pillow made? Love the bed!

  • Kathy Hart Hunsicker
    on Aug 17, 2017

    This bed project looks extremely high end. I love it!How long did the project take from start to finish?

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  • Vicki
    on Oct 17, 2018

    It's really quite beautiful....I'd feel like a princess sleeping in it...great job..

  • Kathleen
    on Dec 4, 2018

    We have a similar headboard with the same colored tufted velvet! I was going to try to replace the tufted velvet but now I'm just going to paint it! I'm so excited to do this next year after we move.

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