These are twin headboards that were in Mary’s house. Her niece is updating the house and got rid of a lot of the furniture. Don’t worry, it went to a good home! ( A woman who had two new foster children). She decided to keep the headboards and asked me to paint them.
This was the fun easy part……The nightstand was laminate furniture and there was no way I could age and distress that; I had never tried it and don’t want to try it again. EVER.
Anyway, the headboards were so easy and I made my own chalk paint! How about that? Loved the way it worked and it was the most inexpensive recipe I’ve ever seen. I found the recipe on
Yep, that’s a bright blue for sure. It has definitely grown on me the longer I work with it.
As it was raining and the closest store that carries plaster of paris or unsanded grout is about 1/2 hour away, I decided to try the baking soda recipe. Yep, I meant to type baking soda.
Mixed it up, and after sanding the headboards, I painted them. As I wasn’t sure of how well the paint would work, I let it dry over night.
When I got up the next morning, I sanded them to remove the paint. After applying a tinted paste wax, this is what I got. I really like the way these came out and can’t wait to try this again.