A picture is worth 1000 words is having Trash to treasure Tuesdays. Today I am sharing the headboard with you, again, that I made for my daughter. It was our old coffee table. We had a leg that no matter how much we tightened and glued it still would get loose and make the table wobble when the kids were sitting and standing on it :) It drove my husband crazy and he tried to take it to the curb many times but I kept a broom handy to whack him if he tried. I loved the carving and look of the coffee table and saw her potential. We removed the beautiful legs(which he is also trying to throw out, but I have hidden in the attic until I can make an ottoman out of them.) We painted her turquoise and then rubbed gel tobacco glaze over her to make her look all loved and aged. She came from the store with dents and "worm holes" so she really takes the glaze in her laugh lines well.
My son and daughter just traded rooms. She started out in the "living room" of our house that has french doors. We eventually decided to do away with a dining room so that we could make an extra room with tv and game system for the kids so we turned her room into a media room and moved her into the dining room. That was paint brown room number two. FYI- brown paint takes multiple coats since it is a dark color. Now, she traded with her brother and I don't know if I can paint his old/ her new room again!