After the mad push last week to get the Play Kitchen and Puppet Theater done, I was ready to start this week off with a simple, mindless kind of project. (BTW, I just like to say WOWEE!!! I’ve been completely blown away by everyone’s incredible reception of these two projects! I’m especially humbled by Miss Funky Junk Donna’s spectacular complements and her featuring BOTH projects on Funky Junk’s Sidebar from the Saturday Nite Special Party this week!! LOVE Donna…)
So, last weekend at Goodwill’s 50% off Saturday, I picked up this lovely king-size (a very difficult size to find, by the way) french country headboard for $6.50!! Unfortunately, it’s not wood. 🙁 It’s made of a wood-like resin, but I really liked the shape, and (of course) the price tag. 🙂
I spray primed and painted it ivory, then added a mocha glaze to bring out all the wonderful details. Gorgeous!
Next up, I’m going to be working on the vanity commission from the woman who is buying the Lady’s Sitting Chair. I found this great little desk during the same GW trip last weekend for $15, and picked up the broken pediment mirror a few days later at another thrift store for $9. I’ll be painting the same ivory as the chair. Should I leave the original patina on the hardware, paint them ivory and distress, or paint a soft green and distress?
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