Sunday, June 14, 2009

Summer Project

I decided to start a project today!  Now let me be honest.  I love to buy things with the intent to make them great.  Sometimes I do and well…sometimes I don’t!  I bought this ugly item back last December at my Goodwill for 50% off of the price tag on the bed so yep, $4.99 was my price.  Nice.  It is very heavy and I just loved the high headboard.  I am not sure of the age of it but it is very heavy and solid. It did not have the bed rails with it, so I will have to “rig” it up to the bed frame.  I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it!  Currently it is painted a very ugly and very bright yellow.  I am not sure what I will do with it when I am finished.

I started stripping it today and made a good bit of progress.  I ran out of stripper though and I let it dry too long the first time around so I really did not get off as much as I would have liked to.  Next weekend I will add another coat of stripper.

The headboard (backside of it) and the footboard.  I think the curved accent are very feminine and will look very girly when finished. 

bed 001

$9.99 was a bargain but hey, 50% off is even better!!

bed 004 

The front of the headboard and the front of the footboard. 

bed 002 bed 003

Paint Stripper doing the work

bed 005 bed 007

What do you think?  Should I paint it white so that it it will match pretty much anything in Sofia’s room or stain it back to the original condition.  I think I might be leaning towards staining it but then I also think painting it and then maybe adding a monogram to the headboard might also be nice.  Let me know what you think – paint or stain.  If I paint it, what color?

3 comments :

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I say paint it white & do the monogram & maybe some other accents.

jill said...

oooohhh, i love projects. i may hire you to come live with us for a year when we buy a house. that way you can direct and supervise the re-do. ha! i think i like the painting/monogram option too. sounds TOO cute!

Cathy said...

Oh I love this treasure!!! The shape is amazing and what a deal!!!

I think I would paint it and do some cute painting on it!!! I am sure it will be lovely either way!!! Love the monogram idea!!!

This is my first visit to your lovely site...I can't wait to return for many more visits!!!

Enjoy the day!!!
XOXO
Cathy