Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My new DIY headboard


This was my old bedroom. And I had that tin tile over my bed. It stayed there for about 2 years. But a minute after my husband hung it, I knew it was too high.



Then we switched bedrooms, got new bedding, painted, painted new side tables, accessorized and I like this room about a million times more. But I still wanted to try to see if I could use the tin tile above our bed. Because its free, and I thought it could add in a nice old world element.


Here's the tin tile before I did anything to it. You can tell its like a light yellowish color


So I painted it 2 coats of white paint that I had around the house


And then I applied sophisticated finishing paint in pewter. This stuff dries really fast, so I just brushed it on, and if it looked like too much quickly wiped it off with a wet cloth. I didn't try to make it perfect, or worry too much about it being even.


I wanted it to look like it was the pewter color but it had been painted white and was naturally distressing. The project probably took me about 45 minutes all together.


I like that it adds in an "old" element to this room which is more modern, I like that mix and match of old & new. And we hung it much lower this time. So it looked more like a headboard and less like wall art.


So what do you think??


I link up here

33 comments:

  1. i love the new finish on it and i really love where you hung it this time- i think it looks more headboard-ish! ;) it looks great and helps complete the bed!

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  2. That is beautiful! What a great idea. I love the pillow too, did you make that?

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  3. A wonderful addition to an already pretty room!

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  4. Love it! I think it looks great hung a bit lower, love the finish too!

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  5. Love the old world feeling. Touches like that add charm and character and make your room unlike any other. Good job.

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  6. I love it. What a great idea. It adds such a nice touch to the room.

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  7. I'm in love! This looks so great! I absolutely LOVE it! If you ever want to get rid of it, send it my way! ;) hehe

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  8. This is beautiful! You did a wonderful job it looks so much better!

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  9. That's an awesome idea!
    Our bed does not have a headboard, total bachelor-style. I will have to keep my eyes peeled for something large enough to use. Thanks for the idea!! :)

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  10. Great addition to your room!
    Dee Dee

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  11. Love it. Wow, that really does just finish off that wall. I didn't think it looked unfinished before, but now seeing it done, it looks, well, finished!

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  12. What a great idea! It looks beautiful behind the bed and the pewter is just right.

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  13. Wow Jen! It looks amazing!!! You did such a great job and what an awesome piece to have as a headboard!!! Just my style... love it!!!!
    Maria
    www.rustyhinge.blogspot.com

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  14. That is such a unique idea for a headboard. Love it!

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  15. I absolutely love that finish you did, it looks wonderful, you have a Beautiful Bedroom~

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  16. Wow - I LOVE this so much! I love the pewter look to it. And it only took you 45 minutes?? I would love if you linked this up to the Take it on Tuesday blog hop! http://romanceonadime.com/take-it-on-tuesday/take-it-on-tuesday-blog-hop-wine-glass-charms/

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  17. Love the pewter look! Great idea :)

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  18. Whoa, I am loving this headboard! Great job and love the look!

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  19. Love the headboard ... really love the room.

    Thanks for the peek ~
    Mary @ Sea Quilts

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  20. Your whole bedroom looks amazing! It looks comfortable and fresh! Love it!

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  21. Love your headboard! and those stripped pillows!
    Debbie

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  22. The pewter added great dimension. Your bedroom is adorable.

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  23. Really loving the new look! Thanks for linnking, it will be featured tomorrow :)
    OX
    Kristin

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  24. Love it! What a great idea. It was already pretty but now it's stunning. I love the pewter. I'm a new follower! I'd love for you to follow me back!

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  25. I really love the idea to use it as a headboard! And the new finish is great. The bedroom looks gorgeous ! Congrats!

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  26. What a gorgeous idea!! love how it came out! Sharing this at the party tonight- thanks for linking up at FNF! :)

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  27. What a great idea!! I just "Shared" it on my face book. I love using items that I already have and give it new life. I love the fact that you have a One Of A Kind headboard. It looks so good in your room!!

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  28. Love the new look. Great job on getting such a rich finish to the tin.
    Audrey Z. at Timeless Treasures. Hope you will stop over to visit.
    http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/

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  29. What kind of pewter paint did you use?

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