Finally my headboard is ready for it’s BIG REVEAL!

Are you ready for the reveal of my headboard in the master bedroom? I know I have been doing a lot of talking about this for at least 6 months.  The problem that I have had is not how to refinish the headboard or even how to pad it. It is what bed spread would look the best on it. Linen in off white, white quilted spread or an off white lace spread with lots of lacy pillows. I hate these kinds of decisions. So I’m going to let my followers help me.So for now I have a red and white quilted Laura Ashley spread, with matching scams and a white ruffled bed skirt, with white ruffled pillows. I need some advice, I’ll get back to that in a minute.

head board black

This is how the Vintage headboard looked for a long time. I swore off black a long time ago and I needed to desperately get this up dated. I thought that it would be too hard to get into this small bedroom to paint it. Well it wasn’t at all and I should have done it a long time ago.

head board 2

Once I started painting the headboard everything seemed to just fall into place. I made 2 panels out of foam board then added some batting for comfort then covered it in a durable linen. I sanded the headboard all over. Painted 2 coats of Everlasting chalk paint by Vintage Paints. Then I used one coat of Lace chalk paint by Vintage Paints in the middle of the sections of the headboard. Then blended them together. I wanted a nice antiquity effect.I let it dry for over and hour then used a brown decorative jell and rubbed it on with a cloth into all of the cracks. Then gave it a little sanding for some distress looks. I glue gunned the 2 panels on and they adhered very well. After it dried over night, I rubbed a clear wax coat all over the wood.

head board 4

You can see the great detail that the chalk paint and the jell gave to the headboard, Lots of nice chippy pieces. The picture shows that the cloth backing looks pink but it is a real pretty ivory.

head board redo

I can’t believe just how bright and light my basement bedroom is. It has made a huge change to the whole room.

head board 5

Now for your advice: I will need you to vote for 1,2, or 3

1. NEW Matteo Tat Linen Bedspread - Classic/Bohemian - queen size, solid greige

Linen bed spread, in white.

2.NEW Lifestyles French Tile Quilt Bedroom 100% Cotton Home Bedspread King White

White quilted Farmhouse set.

3.veronica bedspread

Lace quilt that puddles on the floor.

head board 1

Which of these three above do you think would look great on this bed. I thought I knew what I wanted and then I had another birthday and I’ll leave it from there. lol

Just leave me a comment on your preference or if you have your own ideas I would love to know, but I want to stay neutral.

Thank you for your help and have a lovely weekend.

Hugs, Jo

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The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm

Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner

Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose

Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques


What’s It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants

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Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson

Share your Style @ The Essence of Home

Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner

Idea Box @ Christmas Creations


Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage

Shabbilicious Friday Link Party @ Shabby Art Boutique

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Anythings Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House


Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane

Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk


Sunday’s at Home @ Thoughts from Alice

Silver Pennies Sunday @ Silver Pennies

55 thoughts on “Finally my headboard is ready for it’s BIG REVEAL!

  1. I love what you did to the headboard and love the little reading lamp attached to it! I’d go with the farmhouse set. There’s something about the scalloped edges that I like.


  2. Hi Jo,
    Gorgeous headboard re love. It looks so pretty. Great job. I like number #3. Very pretty and romantic look to go with that fabulous headboard. All three choices are great but I love that third one.


  3. My vote would be choice number two. No special reason really, other than I know I’m a klutz and I’d get my feet all wrapped up around the fabric puddling on the floor and end up on my nose (and most likely not on the nice soft bed either!).


  4. Love what you did with the bed headboard. I love the Farmhouse spread, but using your bed skirt you have now with lace sewn around the edges in an off-white or ecru color.
    Whatever you go with will be beautiful. I love all that you’ve done to your little home..I too love the over the bed lamp. I’ve been looking at that style for about a month now.


  5. OPPS sorry, I love option 1 dreamy and romantic. I have a footboard on our 1940’s French inspired bed and wish I could indulge in a cover this feminine and pretty. So now you know where my choice is coming from. All would be lovely.


  6. My vote is for # 3. Simple but very elegant. What a lovely job you did on the headboard ! It looks wonderful. Sincerely, An admirer of your blog. Lynn Akers

    Sent from my iPad



  7. The headboard is gorgeous and I love it all lightened up. I’d go with 3, if I wasn’t married and or if my hubs like romantic that’s what I’d get. I like 2 too, but I don’t really see it as farmhouse? But 3 is what I’d get if I didn’t have to hear another person in this household complain. PS – I need you to send me you address so I can send you your giveaway win!


  8. I love #3 the best, it’s so girly! I love your headboard and the light you have, such a great idea and very pretty. You have a great house and I always enjoy reading your posts. Hugs,


  9. Without reading other comments, my first thought is #3. I love the flowing romantic look. I’m not a huge fan of linen and #2 although very clean, seems a bit sterile! Just my opinion! Of course, to me, most anything white/light is great! LOVE the headboard, gives me a bit of motivation to paint my set!! Blessings, Cindy


  10. Beautiful job with the headboard – great for reading in bed to have a soft padded back to lean on. I vote for #2 – I love the simplicity of it and the brightness of the white. I think #1 might be a bit overpowering for the bed. Nothing wrong with #3, I just think the quilted would look better over the lace. All three are lovely – maybe the quilt for winter & the lace for summer?


  11. Gorgeous, Jo! LOVE how you have transformed the headboard. Any of the choices are lovely, but my favorite is #3. Have you tried adding just one of the floral shams in the center back? That would be an unexpected pop with all of your fresh whites 😉


  12. This is my first time looking at your blog. I love what you have done with your headboard! First I thought my vote would be for #2 but looking at them again I am now thinking #3. They are both beautiful! Can’t wait to see which one you go with.


  13. Jo, love how the headboard turned out. Boy did it ever brighten up that room!! My first choice was #1 because I love linen. #3 was my second choice, but after glancing over comments it looks like most like #2. I say, go with your heart! Thanks for sharing SYC.


  14. Your headboard turned out beautifully! Each bedding choice is nice, but think #1 is a bit too much on the floor, I do love #2.
    Thanks so much for shairng at AMAZE ME MONDAY!


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