Headboard Makeover

by Melly
3 Materials
I found an old waterboard headboard this summer at a yard sale and purchased it for $10.00, wait till you see what I did with it.
Here is a picture of the headboard before I started to remake it into a TV stand.
The first thing I did was sand down the entire piece. Once I had it sanded, I stained the top and the center section with the oval with American Chestnut stain.
This is how it looked after staining the top and center section.
The next step was painting the rest of the piece with a dove grey. I used Chalk paint because I wanted the aged look that chalk paint gives my projects. Once I had it painted, I waxed the entire piece with a brown wax to age it even further.
After I had the painting completed, I added barn wood slats to the back of the piece to give it that Farmhouse style that I have decorated my home with.

Then I took a turquoise medallion and secured it to the back of the oval to give it a custom look.
The final step was to add some decorative trim across the entire top and bottom of the piece to unify it and make it look more like a bookshelf than a headboard.
Here it is all loaded up with my treasures.
Here is a view of it in the room.
Suggested materials:
  • Sand paper   (ACE hardware)
  • Minwax American Chestnut stain   (ACE Hardware)
  • Chalk Paint   (walmart)
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  • Patsy McQuade Patsy McQuade on Jan 14, 2017
    Did you secure it to the wall?
  • Holly Ann Trowbridge Holly Ann Trowbridge on May 20, 2018

    We still use the waterbed headboard for a headboard because it's nice to have those cabbies. Any ideas?

  • Wyldecent Wyldecent on May 01, 2020

    This looks great! Where did you get the medallion?

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