Thursday, September 10, 2015

A Headboard Makeover !

Good morning all !

A little late today because I had to take photos and the ground was very wet - and I had this fear of slipping with it and ruining the whole thing in one fell swoop ( it isn't waxed yet )
Instead I completely lost the bottoms of my yoga pants - they simply slipped off my body as I was walking and I left them in a pile on the grass until I was finished !

HEADBOARD BEFORE & AFTER WITH ASCP

This piece was a pain in the butt to be honest with you - your hand has to be very steady to get around those curves with different colors - so there may have been a few bad words muttered while doing this.

ASCP - HEADBOARD MAKEOVER

I also originally painted the inserts grey - and the trim white - but it didn't work at all - so I started over until it looked right and if it doesn't look right now it's just too bad because I've run out of bad words completely.
( how's that for a sentence and a half? )

I stenciled that little design on there - and that oval shape?


John says - I hope you don't use that to serve our suppers anymore !
Suzan says - Why not ?  I'll clean it !
John says - IT'S PAINT !  PLEASE STOP USING OUR DISHES FOR PAINTING !

Paint Schmaint...........................I needed an oval shape.

ASCP CHALK PAINT PARIS GREY & OLD WHITE

It's a queen sized headboard ( often the only ones I can find with this shape are double sized ones for some reason )

And again..................it was done to tie in with previous pieces I've done in the last week

PARIS GREY & OLD WHITE ASCP



Here's what it looked like when I spied it on Craigs list


A little paint - a stencil - a serving tray -  some dry brushing - a few curse words - and you'd never know it was the same piece !

And now it works perfectly with this ( makeover HERE )


and this ( makeover HERE )



Anyway - now that this set is done

ANNIE SLOAN CHALK PAINT - PARIS GREY & OLD WHITE
on to the next piece !


Well first I have to find another pair of pants to slip into
AND I should clarify - I had a short nightgown on so I was completely covered - they're like silky yoga pants and they sort of just slunk off me.
You know- the way a snake sheds his skin LOL

Have a wonderful day everybody !
Hugs,
Me


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30 comments:

  1. Oh my word, Suzan, you crack me up! Leaving your pants along the wayside...now that's dedication! Haha, I said a few swear words myself over my last project - I did drop a bag and broke something. :-/ ruined my day, I can tell you. But in the end, I got what I was after. Glad you only lost your pants and not the headboard! The set is a beauty!
    Hugs
    Cecilia

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  2. Hopping over from Share Your Cup! This is just stunning and the companion pieces are wonderful. I love your color choices and the design. - Fab!

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  3. Oh, my goodness ~ the visual of you taking pix without your pants on is hysterical!! (Sorry, but you already knew I was gently crazy...)
    What a wonderful furniture set ~ your painting really brought out all the great curves and lines on these pieces.

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  4. I told my husband I had to check and see what the Crazy Canadian was up to...and he knew exactly who I was talking about! Your post today did not disappoint. How in the world did you lose your pants???

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  5. that is a gorgeous set...wonderful job...
    and bet John LOVED watching you work with no pants on....LOL hahaa....men just LOVE that kind of stuff....

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  6. So lovely, I bet it looks even prettier in peron. Love the colour combo, really shows all those French curves! xo Patty

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    1. Thanks Patty ! And the inlays - you can never really see them when it's dark furniture, right?
      XOXO

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  7. ROFLMHO, the visual of you taking pictures with your yoga pants off to the side on the ground cracks me up! I hope your neighbor's windows don't peer into your backyard. I painted the exact headboard last year and remember the pain in the back side painting those curves, so my sympathies go out to you. A lot of colorful language was used while painting mine too but I've NEVER ran out of choice words. My vocabulary is limited but when it comes to the colorful ones, they run aplenty! Your headboard makeover is fabulous and I love the oval detail in the center!

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  8. Oh WOW! Your finished pieces are Gorgeous. I sure could use that queen size headboard. I like the design of the one you have there. The one's I see are just plain and boring

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  9. Oh the ... #‎thetrialsandtribulationsofablogger‬

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  10. It's beautiful, Suzan! I love the whole set! I'm heading out Saturday to buy the perfect French dresser. You will love it! ;)
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

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  11. Such a pretty bedroom set. You did a great job, Suzan!

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  12. It is all beautiful!!!! What a difference!!!

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    1. Thanks Linda !
      I wish someone would agree with you and buy it LOL
      XOXO

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  13. OMG!, Suzan!!! You are really cookin'! I can't believe how FAST you get these projects done! You are truly amazing! The set is just gorgeous on top of how fast you transformed them! I know you have ALOT of practice, but I am so in awe! The set is such a great color scheme, too! CONGRATULATIONS!
    Either you need to adjust your elastic on your Yoga pants or you are a skinny rail. Too funny a mental picture! Well, you know what they say, "you can't be too talented or too skinny or too funny." Lucy, Lucy, Lucy!
    Please send us some rain (to the land of burning Hell!!) At least your weather changes, we're still stuck on BAKE at over 100 degrees!
    Hugs,
    Laura/Hazel/ex-Lucy/Ethel

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  14. You have to be the funniest ever.. I love all the pieces... I have that same headboard ...I think I see a paint project coming on! Hope you have a wonderful weekend..

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  15. You are stellar! Love, love love!

    That means I like it all.

    Jane x

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  16. This is just gorgeous Suzan! Nice visual of you in your nighty. LOL I think most of the DIY bloggers dress like that...well at least two of us do! Cheers.

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  17. That's really pretty Suzan. The oval shape really added to it! Now, about dropping your drawers in the yard.... maybe John should keep an eye on you.

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  18. My gosh, you did a wonderful job on this set. Beautiful colors. Yes, you can certainly hold a reader's attention with the went grass and loose pants. I saw your link at Courtney's Feathered Nest Friday Party. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey www.irisabbey.com

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  19. Wow! Your work is amazing! Beautiful set!! And very funny story!

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  20. Wow Suzan, the bed is fabulous! It's amazing how the paint brought out all of the design. I bet you did need a steady hand to paint that edge. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  21. Suzan! What a lovely bedroom set! The before and after are jaw dropping. Thank you for sharing this beautiful makeover with Friday's Furniture Fix! I hope you'll join us again this week... a new party begins now. Take Care! Carrie, Thirty Eighth Street

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  22. You're too funny!! Love your headboard makeover and it was well worth all the bad words that went along with it. I have a lot of those projects too! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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