Friday, February 11, 2011

Mini Makeover part 3...the headboard

Hi everyone, I said I would post this today but was called away to see my sick sis. I quickly made my bed and tried to take some pics while I had the light.
Better late than never!

Here is my headboard we were so blessed to get as an old door from our church a few weeks back.



This door was original to our Church building which was built in 1899.



Here is the before. She had a few chips but not enough to make her chippy. I wasn't sure what to do with her and got a lot of suggestions and lovely comments from you all.  I thought about removing the old paint but didn't want to get into the whole lead thing. Even after a cleaning she still seemed a little "dirty" looking to me. I knew I had to finish her off in a way that I would feel comfortable spending all my nights with her!


Hubby and I put up some molding on the top to give it a finished look and  provide a little shelf. I gave her a couple coats of Ben Moore's "cloud white" which also match the night tables. I wanted to keep the paint color a little uniform to create a sense of space as the room is not that wide on this end.
As soon as I put my first coat of paint on her I knew I had made the right decision for me.
I love it!


Yes, Jack managed to get into another pic! I think he goes so well with the bed!



I added baskets under the table for extra storage space. I placed a couple of lovely crocheted pillow cases I got from GW in there for the pic but I'll be using the baskets  for junk magazines and books.




You get to see a pic of Jack and Tara. Seeing Tara in a pic is a rare sight as she is quite camera shy so I thought I would provide you all with the thrill of seeing her. Lol.



She's not shabby or chippy but hey! If you get to be 112 years old you may want a little paint job too! I'm really pleased with how she turned out!

I will probably post a part 4 to this mini makeover because I'm trying to milk it for all it's worth I've got a couple of  ideas for my blank wall. Stay tuned!

Be blessed

I'll be partying with these ladies this week:

Transformation Thursdays @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Decorating Shoestring
Show off your cottage Monday @ The house in the roses
Metamorphosis Monday @ BNOTP
The DIY showoff
Show me your style @ In  my own Style
Power of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking
Furniture Feature Friday @ MMS

53 comments:

  1. Your bedroom is so beautiful! I'm loving the transformation! And how cool is it that those doors are from the 1800s? I also love the ruched pillows on your bed. It's all lovely!
    Blessings,
    Courtney

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  2. What a beautiful bedroom, headboard is fabulous, Jack and Tara just make the room.

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  3. That is darling! I love your neutral bedding and color scheme throughout the room. I'm working on a similar makeover right now in my bedroom.

    LittleMissPennyWenny.blogspot.com

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  4. Your bedhead looks fabulous! What a great piece of history to have in your home. I love your bedding too, all of it, just gorgeous.
    Jack and Tara blend so well with the whole scheme :o)
    Angex

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  5. I love it! Your bedroom looks so clean, white and romantic (nice cats too). You did a beautiful job... I'm gonna keep my eye out for an old door.
    Have a great day!
    Susan

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  6. Love it. The room is beautiful ... white and simple ... perfect for a bedroom.

    I would have painted the headboard too ... nice and crisp looking.

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  7. I love the headboard! Your bedroom looks like a sweet retreat.

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  8. I love your bedroom. What color is on the walls.
    Have a great day. and I hope your sister gets well

    Pattie

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  9. Love it and the moulding/shelf is a wonderful addition! Do you put a coat of anything over the paint when you are done?

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  10. It looks wonderful finished out!

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  11. Kim it is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the fresh "face lift" you gave it. Your room is pretty, very magazine worthy my friend!
    I hope that you sister feels better soon.

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  12. OOO OOO Kim, it all looks so beautiful! Good choice on the headboard. You're right about it not being chippy enough to carry that look. I like the addition of the ledge... to frame it out! You could seriously submit this to a magazine! I love the basket under your bed table, too. You did good :) xoxo

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  13. Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous!! Great work girl! Definately following all of your projects! :-)

    Happy Friday Dear!

    Oh, and stop by and enter my GIVEAWAY!!

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  14. Kim it's beautiful! I love how you unified it with your clever night tables. The bed looks so amazing, with the pretty cottage linens. Hope your sis is on the mend, xoxo tami

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  15. This is just beautiful...I know, I have said it before. The paint job is just fabulous! It looks like Jack and Tara have found a new place to snooze! ;-D

    XO,
    Janie

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  16. Hi Kim! I just love the new headboard! In fact, I am adoring your whole bedroom. Jack and Kara seem to like it too!

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  17. WOW, major swooning going on here. I love your headboard and adding the molding really finishes it off nicely.

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  18. Looks absolutely beautiful! You have created quite a haven!

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  19. Gorgeous!! I really love it. Your room is so serene and peaceful. So relaxing!

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  20. Love that headboard and the history behind it makes it even more special. The crown on top really adds the finishing touch.
    Your bedskirt....to die for!!
    XO
    Kristin

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  21. I love it painted, really makes the room! Love the idea of the baskets under the nightstands too! All together a beautiful, beautiful bedroom:)

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  22. I love the nice clean paint job. And the trimwork at the top finishes it off perfectly.

    You're making me want to work on my bedroom but there are waaaay too many other projects on the go..... :)

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  23. Oh my, your bedroom is so beautiful! I love the headboard... I liked it before you painted it, but I like it even better now! :)

    Can't wait to see what else you have in mind!

    Tania

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  24. Hi Kim,
    I love the new headboard, it looks great, and fresh with it's new paint job. Maybe once I get these little girls grown up like yours, I can add a little more white around here! Thanks for the inspiration, as always.
    Dannyelle @ www.lifeisaparty.ca

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  25. I'm just catching up! Love all your new changes. The headboard looks fab!

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  26. Love the fresh paint and the molding! Great work! Your kitties are precious :) http://www.lovelycraftyhome.com

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  27. I love the door you used...it couldn't be any more perfect. Your room looks beautiful!

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  28. It's great to have pieces with a lot of history on it. 1899? Amazing.

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  29. Beautiful headboard and bedskirt Kim...actually I just love the whole room! ~Deb~

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  30. I simply love it! That's a space which cries out to be enjoyed. You did good! :-)

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  31. Beautiful headboard! Looks so new and yet has so much history. Wonderful job!
    Cindy

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  32. It looks lovely. Happy Valentine Day.

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  33. What a treasure! The glossy white and molding were a very nice touch. Love!

    -Rene

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  34. just looks fab !! who knew - you did :) great effort - we have added mouldings to old shelves and now they look rather spec - great idea - best le xox

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  35. It looks so beautiful Kim!
    Shannon {aka}|design

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  36. It's gorgeous. And how lovley to have a piece with historic significance for you.

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  37. beautiful room and great headboard! I'd like to invite you to link up your project at my Transformations and Treausures party tomorrow!

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  38. Beautiful job, Kimberley!
    Blessings,
    Sindy :)

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  39. Hi Kimberley-

    I love your style and what you have done with your bedroom. Tara and Jack sure make it even more cozy. I have a Trax - he likes getting in all of my photos.
    I like the way you mix white with cream as well as the way you add lots of texture to add interest to the white color scheme. I am eager to see what you have in mind for the wall.
    Thanks for linking up and showing us your style.
    My best- Diane

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  40. Looks so good! Girl you have great style!

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  41. Hi Kimberly I'm visiting from In My Own Style. How special to have a headboard that looks so cool, and is meaningful, too! I love the shelf you added, and agree that the color is great in there. Your room looks so pretty and peaceful. I'm going to go look at the other parts of your Mini Make-Over now.

    Blessings,
    Marilyn

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  42. The headboard is beautiful! I love it! I've been reading several of your posts. Love the lamps and the bed skirt! This room looks so peaceful.

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  43. I've been following your recent projects and enjoying all your whites. My home has lots of color but I've started to think neutrals in a couple of recent projects. Thanks for the inspiration. Would love to have you visit sometime

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  44. Ironically, I am in the process of doing the same thing in my bedroom. I would love to know how you ended up mounting your headboard.

    Thanks for sharing!!!

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  45. Beautiful look you have here...soooo soft looking.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  46. Lovely bedroom.
    Lovely kittys too.
    I'm a new follower, not a decorating goddess, but am looking for some inspiration. Thanks for sharing yours!
    1atplay.blogspot.com

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  47. GORGEOUS!!! What a makeover!!!!

    Is it mounted directly on the wall or to your bed frame?

    Thanks,
    Kaye

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  48. I love your bedroom! How did you make your bed skirt? I would love to make one!

    Thanks!

    Linda
    greiss@bellsouth.net

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  49. Gorgeous! I like your bedroom, nice to have a door from the church... Bless Sofie

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Thank you all so much for taking the time to leave a comment! Ilove reading each and every one.
Kim