Furniture Rehab: Vintage Headboard

We’ve all seen those chunky wooden headboards from the 60’s and 70’s and thought, what were they thinking??  But when I came across this one, I knew it had potential!  The design reminded me of cathedral windows and I knew with a little love, I could bring it back to life.  I began by layering soft shades of white, gray and taupe.  I was careful to leave little bits of the original color peeking through the paint.  Once it was completely painted, I washed it in Annie Sloan “Old White” and sealed it with clear wax.  I lightly distressed just around the edges to toughen it up a bit.  Once it was finished, I was surprised by how much I liked it.  It sold within hours of posting it!

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