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Before & After $30 Thrift Store Headboard !

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I was lucky enough to find this King Sized headboard at the thrift store for $30! I used The Primitive Life Organic Milk Paint in “Skillet” and transformed it into this picture perfect headboard for our new bedroom!

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It was very simple! First I cleaned the headboard with warm soap and water and a sponge, just to get any germs off, I sprayed with Lysol…then lightly sanded it with medium sandpaper,wiped it down and painted. It took about 15 minutes to paint. After I let it dry for a couple of hours, I sanded it lightly in areas where I wanted it to look “distressed”. That’s it! Total time about 3 hours. If
I can do it, anyone can!

3 responses »

  1. Beautiful! Question about milk paint; do you have to wax or poly it afterward or is it good to go?

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    • Hi Kim, I use Howard’s Feed and Wax after distressing. I just like the very soft sheen that it leaves on the finish. It is not mandatory. If you don’t wax it at all it has a matte, velvety finish. Hope this helps! Thanks for commenting and asking such a great question!

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  2. Pingback: Queen Size Headboard Turned Into A Coat Rack | Junkin4Humanity Blog Log

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