Wednesday, February 21, 2007

A glimpse at my next project

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I got this headboard for free on Craigslist.org. I'm going to strip it and add the cherub swag applique to the middle, with the cherubs raised above the wood a little. The applique look small in this picture but it is 19"wide by 8" high. The rose vine, which is 7" wide by 1" high will be bent to go along the curves at the top on each side. Then everything will be painted white and then shabby'ed up a bit. I ordered the appliques yesterday from Do it yourself chic.com Also, see the dark furniture in the background? That is getting painted white also. I did the nightstand last weekend but I have to repaint it because the color I chose (Martha Stewart Wicker White) is too yellow. I've ordered a new quilt on Ebay and the background color is snow-white so I don't want yellow furniture next to it. As you can tell, I'm doing a whole bedroom makeover! Of course I'll be posting before and after pictures when it's complete.

Can you see my dog, Beau, in the picture? He's in his favorite spot, looking out the window. My bedroom is on the second floor so he gets a bird's eye view from there.

11 comments:

Meg said...

I'm excited! Sounds like a big project, but one that will be worth all the work. Hope Beau likes it, too.

diana said...

oh this sounds like so much fun... it gives you a whole new outlook to redo your bedroom. I have used SW Alabaster and
Pratt lambert Seed Peal to paint pieces.
Cant wait to see the results !! Thanks for the link to create yourself !

Lallee said...

This is going to be a fun transformation. I can't wait to see!!!! Free on Craigs list--fantastic. I see a little cutey looking out the window in that picture.

Betty Jo said...

What an awesome shop Cindy. Thanks for the link. Oh WOW! This bedroom is going to be gorgeous. Can't wait to see it when you're finished. Hey, I've got buttons, and buttons, and buttons! And I've given you the credit!! :0)

suburban prep said...

Quite the undertaking. But it sounds like it will be beautiful when all is completed.

cityfarmer said...

If were neighbors, I could show you how to accomplish the verde gris finish....just created it for my master headboard....you'd have to promise not to tell anyone.

pray tell do show us the finished project.

Ashley said...

okay...YOU are a wealth of info...love the site, never heard of it...learn somethin' new ever'day...blessings!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

That is going to be one awesome transformation! I can't believe you got it free. cherry

bekaboo said...

Oh, I can't wait to see the "after" shots! What a great diy site that is. I want to do something similar to a bookshelf, but I've been nervous to try.

Marilyn said...

Hi Cindy. The headboard on my bed looks almost identical to yours. I've debated about painting it, so I'm looking forward to seeing how yours turns out.

Thanks for entering the One World One Heart drawing!

Annabelle said...

I love already what you have done and I can't wait for the finished project. Just beautiful!Great grouping I might add for using the roses and cherubs.Love it.

Luv Annabelle