The Craft Patch: Old Brass Headboard Makeover

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Old Brass Headboard Makeover

I have been on the lookout for a headboard for a few years now. When I saw this ugly brass headboard on a local selling site, I passed over it at first:


Not much to look at, is it? When I saw it pop up again, I offered the lady $10 and she accepted. It's not what I had been hoping for, but since my husband now wants to build a headboard, this will be a good place holder while I wait. Because we all know how long it takes when your handy husband says he wants to build something. Can I get an amen?

I started by lightly sanding everything, then spraying it with a layer of primer.


Then it got a few coats of Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze.


I had never used the metallic spray paint before and I was super impressed. Look how pretty it is:


Now I get what all the hype is over this product. Those sparkly flecks make the whole project feel legit. No one would ever guess that this headboard was a $10 junker. With it's new coat of paint, this thing is gorgeous!


Now my husband can take his sweet time making a custom headboard, because I could live with this one for years. Which we all know is exactly how long it will take him to make a different headboard anyway.

9 comments:

  1. I love it!!!!! You're so creative! It looks gorgeous.

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    1. You are too sweet! I am tickled with how it turned out.

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  2. It does look awesome! I am laughing about your comments about your husband getting to his project... he sounds like me!

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    1. Thanks, Danielle. I can't give him too hard of a time, because I do the same thing too! You should see the pile of half-finished projects in my craft room. EEK!

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  3. What kind of primer did you use?

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  4. What a shame! You turned a lovely brass headboard into an ugly old-iron look that harkens back to the 1920s and '30s. You can find ugly old iron headboards for almost nothing. Don't pick up brass pieces if you don't like brass!

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    1. I'm sorry you didn't like how the headboard turned out. This particular bed was in bad shape... the brass was splotchy and scratched and if I hadn't rescued it, it probably would have just ended up in the dump. I am happy that I could rescue a piece of furniture and make it something that I love.

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