Before & After: DIY Vintage Painting Headboard

April 15, 2011 by
Filed under: Before & After, Ben, DIY, Home Decor Ideas 

Right after we first moved into our house, our yard flooded into our neighbor’s yard and garage.  Ben went over to introduce himself,  help clean up and apologize.  He returned with this painting.

Headboard Before

He said that she asked him if he liked it and mostly to be polite, he said yes.  She went on to tell him that her daughter in law painted it and she hated it but had kept it up for years.  We decided that we couldn’t get rid of it.

A year later I had an idea.

Ben and I went to Lowe’s and bought a 2 x 4 piece of wood, which he cut in half.  Next we held the painting on the wall behind our guest bed to find out the proper height for the headboard.  Ben marked the 2 x 4s and then drilled holes into them and used screws to attach them to the painting.   This really is one of the easiest projects we have done recently and I am pretty happy with the results.  I think Ben is pretty proud of himself too.

Ben with finished headboard


Headboard After 2

by Selena Faye

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2 Comments on Before & After: DIY Vintage Painting Headboard

  1. kt
    on Fri, Apr 15th 2011 @ 3:55 pm

    love, love, love this!

  2. Faye
    on Fri, Apr 15th 2011 @ 4:01 pm

    Thank you, Thank you!

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