Thursday, August 8, 2013

Craiglist Diamond in the Rough

I love Craigslist. I mean I LURV it! I'm on it at least a few times a week just looking at what's for sale. A while back, our Master BR was in desperate need of a facelift and I couldn't decide if I wanted to buy a new headboard or build an upholstered one myself. Well, that decision was made for me as soon as I saw this beauty on Craigslist for $25. Yes, I said $25!! It is HUGE, so my Dad and the Bub had to haul it home for me. It needed a little work, but I knew I could make it gorgeous with a coat of chalk paint and a sanding block. It turned out fantastic and it's my proudest project so far. Take a look at this amazing transformation...

Here's a close up of the detail on the headboard after one coat of paint

The finished product waiting in the garage for the Hub and the Bub to bring it inside

Looking gorgeous in the bedroom

And...Ginger approves!

I could not for the life of me get the before picture of the headboard to load, but it was a dark cherry color. Even the teenage Bub commented on how much he likes it - that's a great compliment coming from a 15 year old boy! The Hub was pretty impressed too. And I a absolutely thrilled with it!

Have you transformed something beautiful for your home? Tell me about it in the comments - I'd love to hear all about it. Thanks for taking a look - see you again soon!

Just a Girl and Her Blog



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    1. Thanks Sara! And thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you'll come back often!