Saturday, March 8, 2008

Painted Desk and Headboard


We have been busy today working on some projects around the house. My daughter is using the front living room as her bedroom. It has french doors seperating it and we are going to close off the wall between her room and the dining room. It is painted a brown and she is using turquoise as an accent color. We have only begun working on it so this is not the finished project, just a peek of what we got done today. The headboard is our old coffee table. It had one leg that we could not keep from wobbling no matter how much glue or nailing we did. We sanded it slightly and painted it. I found the paint in the OOPS section at Lowes. We then glazed it with a brown glaze to antique it
This old desk is one my husband brought home from work many years ago. It was painted brown when brown wasn't in. I painted it the green color and glazed it. It has been the best little desk. It is small enough to move around and fit in many different places. This is the before picture.
Today we sanded it and painted it with the same turquoise as the headboard and glazed it. We also painted a chair that we had. We are going to recover the seat on the chair.

20 comments:

The Nester said...

OH My Gosh! {insert screaming and jumping up and down} That looks better than just about any "real" headboard I have EVER seen! Perfect color perfect choice of coffee table with the detail!! I want her room!

Marva said...

That is so great! You guys did a wonderful job with it and I love that little desk! Blessings!!!!

JenMarie said...

FABulous, love that headboard!!

Melissa Lester said...

I found your comment at The Nester, so figured you too must be fabulous. I loved reading about your family and think the headboard looks great.

Gray Matters said...

The headboard looks great - very clever and the color choices are very sophisticated!

Maricar said...

That's a fab headboard! And to think it was a table before. love it!

chelle's winks said...

Great job...I love the headboard...I like going to yard sales and estate auctions to look for Great finds. You really put these things together...looks great

la la Lovely said...

Great job on the headboard... I love it.. thanks for stopping by my blog and for the comment.. I just might have to try the glazing. it looks really neat!
Trina

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

That is awesome!!! It looks great!! You had told me about this in my comments but it ended up in spam so I just noticed it now! Great job!

Joy said...

The more I see that turquoise, the more I am wanting to find something to spray paint that beautiful color.
The coffee table looks sooooomuch better as a headboard! What a great way to repurpose a piece of furniture.
Thanks for reposting for the party!

Melissa Wertz said...

I love the color. So fresh!

Kimba said...

What a fantastic color! That headboard is absolutely stunning!

Bonnie the Boss said...

Love the bright cheery color! I can't believe how beautiful the coffee table is. Way to step out of the box.

Tricia Anne said...

What a beautiful transformation! I am in love with your head board! What a pretty color you chose!!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

southerninspiration said...

That looks soooooo good! I am sure she will enjoy it for a long time!

a day in the life of bella said...

I love your sweet little desk and the headboard too:)

Very nice to meet you :)

Bella

tardevil said...

Love the headboard...it's beautiful!

Nancy said...

How did you ever think of using a coffee table as a headboard!!! Genius! It looks great and so does the little desk! She must love it!
~Nancy

yamini said...

I love the color of yr head board and its amazing, good work

yamini said...

I loved yr headboard, the color is amazing.