Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Headboard Makeover for Team Suzan

Good morning everyone !!!

I'm going to be taking a couple of weeks off from IWLTW's ( possibly 3 )because a lot of work goes into them ( A LOT  ) and I really just don't have the time now  with moving day fast approaching...................

So you're stuck with a makeover today :(

John picked this up on Sunday afternoon - and I just couldn't wait to get my hands all over it lol
I was on the fence about buying it - but so many of you thought I should - so I did -

Suzan says - John - do you think you could pick up this headboard?
John says - I thought you didn't want it?
Suzan says - But a lot of my blogging friends thought I should go for it
John says - Do they all know we're moving in a about a week?
Suzan says- Yes they do - and they still think you should go pick it up for me.
John says - I don't know who's worse - you or them....................
Suzan says - I'm going to tell them that, you know.

LMHO - and for those of you that are on his side half the time - see where it gets you????

As soon as I heard him pull up I ran and got my brush out and was holding it as we walked in the door,
He came in - crouched - and looked behind boxes -
Suzan says - What ARE you doing?
John says - Just checking to make sure none of your blogging friends are on the premises.
John says - You seem to have a team behind you now.
Suzan says - Their all here in spirit, sweetheart
John says - Make sure you tell them I ran and picked this up for you
Suzan says - Of course I will - Thanks!!!

I do believe the man is getting a sense of humor.
I like it.

Headboard makeover Annie Sloan Paris Grey Pure White

Headboard Makeover - Annie Sloan Paris Grey and Pure White

Headboard Makeover - Annie Sloan Paris Grey and Pure White

it sort of reminds me of this one - and in fact is made of the same material - some kind of resin I think
The one below has a coat of polyurethane on top of the chalk paint - and you can see the difference in the color - it's what I'm going to use on this one as well..................

Headboard Makeover - Annie Sloan Paris Grey and Pure White

Headboard Makeover - Annie Sloan Paris Grey and Pure White

Moving in 9 days - we're both a little frantic at this point.....................

But hey - I managed to get a headboard painted LMHO

Priorities - I seem to have a little problem with that :)

But John made me laugh and that's always a good thing in my world

Headboard Makeover - Annie Sloan Paris Grey and Pure White

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - Paris Grey - Pure White
Have a wonderful day everyone :)
Much love,

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  1. Nice result. Clearly you are Superwoman. I would be tearing my hair out if I was nine days from moving, and you are painting.

  2. HOLY MOLY! That is beautiful! I wish it was mine! :-) - make sure to come link up at my Wonderful Wednesdays linky party! Hope to see you there! http://wonderfulathome.blogspot.com/2013/11/wonderful-wednesdays-12-with-features.html

  3. Good morning Suzan! Wow. I love this headboard all painted up. What a huge difference. I don't know how you do it with moving and all. Have a super day!

  4. Wow, it looks every bit as gorgeous as I thought it would. I'm so glad John went and got it for you. Sigh, it's beautiful - the stuff dreams are made of. :)

  5. Is this a keeper for the new house, crazy lady? It's a beauty.

  6. I know it's a crazy time to be painting furniture but this was so worth it. Of course I was hiding behind a box and knew John had brought it home for.

  7. its beautiful! I think he really enjoys the banter, I think he just may be a softy on the inside, but he loves you that I do know!

  8. Lovely, this matches all of my furniture that I have stored away for my spare bedroom. Can you get your moving truck to drop it off in Ontario for me lol Johns comment made me laugh too, lets hope his sense of humour lasts during the move. Can not believe you are still working on furniture, wish I had your energy my friend. hugs Tobey

  9. No kidding, isn't a sense of humor huge in a relationship. What would we do without it. And we will definitely give John credit for picking that up for you and for coming to terms with the fact that we're all behind you. :-))

  10. You do not waste time! It looks fab!

  11. Just lovely......and so is your hubby!! Now that he knows there is a village behind you, the possibilities are endless.....

  12. I just KNEW you'd paint it grey and white. It's beautiful.

  13. What a transformation!! You go Suzan! I LOVE it!

  14. Suzan,
    I love the transformation of the headboard. Gorgeous. Wow 9 more days and you will be in your new digs!!!! I know it will be great. I cannot wait for you to get moved and settled in. Good luck my friend.

  15. Love the headboard...it turned out great!!! Hoping your move goes smoothly.

  16. Love the headboard. It looks awesome! Tell John he did good :-)

  17. so glad that you decided to get it and that John was so willing to pick it up for you.
    Nice paint job. Like the looks of it.
    So, what else will you be getting and painting before you move. Looking forward into seeing your next project.........maybe in a day or 2 :}
    Have a great day and enjoy your new headboard along with many other items you may be getting.
    Oh, and John; you sure do have many 'honey-do' days :} but from what I have read, you have a Big heart.

  18. Wow! Absolutely stunning transformation. So glad to have found this post at the Ivy and Elephants link party!

    - Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body

  19. GOOD girl, you got that beauty!!! I love the transformation. Are you going to use it in the new house?? I hope so it such a gorgeous piece to part with, if you don't care for it you may send it my way, LOL!!!


  20. What colours did you use, my friend? It's gorgeous.

  21. LOVELY! I'm always so amazed at what a good paint job can do to furniture that is drab to start with!

  22. It is so elegant looking.! Cheers..

  23. I'm assuming that you are just not sleeping AT ALL in order to paint and move...either that, or you have super powers ;) You have breathed new life into that headboard. It's a beauty now. Are you keeping it for the new house?

  24. lol You are amazing, girl! I can't believe that you found time to paint that headboard! lol I love that John is learning to "go with the flow". I'll bet he's finding his comic in him because he's so happy to be moving into that sweet new house of yours. :) Has he packed any more boxes lately....?? lolol Hugs to you, sweetie!

    xoxo laurie

  25. You really out did yourself! What a fabulous piece. Grey is just so very elegant, love it!

  26. Well done and yes, I saw one of these too and couldn't persuade anyone it had any worth. *pouts* Yes, we're all together in this :) Lovely job with that cool grey. Found you at Ivy and Elephants

  27. So pretty! Thank you John for picking that up! (Now pack a box!) Suzan I love that you painted the finial posts white. You have such a great eye for things!

  28. Gorgeous headboard and tell John we think he's a total sweetheart for picking it up for you - we're liking the sense of humor too : ) !!

  29. Well it's gorgeous and John is most certainly a keeper, a sense of humor in a husband is a must! Good luck with the moving, you may want to make this your last piece... ;)

  30. It's beautiful and John might resist but at the end of the day he always goes and gets it for you LOL at him looking for us

  31. The headboard is beautiful... now! I can't believe you have time for that. Do you think you'd also have time to come help me with the housework???

  32. If I had seen this in a store, I would have been on the fence as well, but I don't think I could have imagined how lovely it would be, Good call Suzan. Have a great weekend.

  33. You took a positively ugly head board and turned into a real beauty. I never would have seen that potential in the piece. Nice job!

  34. It turned out really beautiful. Great job! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-diyers-38.html

  35. The headboard turned out beautifully!!
    I think it's wonderful how you can see the finished project in your mind, before you even brush the first stroke of paint on the piece.
    What a gift you have!

  36. Well I am glad he went and picked that beauty up. It turned out gorgeous!!

  37. This is stunning, Suzan!! You rocked it again! :)

  38. Hey Suzan,
    We love the headboard makeover. It came out so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned Link Party. Have a great Thanksgiving.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above


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