This adorable Christmas Stocking hanger from my friend Terri @ Fresh Cut Flours was the inspiration for today’s project.
My friend Cathy dropped off this headboard to me recently, and I put it away in the garage. Then as I was looking at my Christmas Pinterest Board I saw Terri’s stocking headboard and remembered I had this red headboard. As I got it out and examined it, I liked the way it looked and I wanted to use it so I wouldn’t have to do any painting. However, upon closer inspection, I realized I wouldn’t have anyplace to put the phrase “the stockings were hung”. Edited to add: I made a bench out of this headboard and a kitchen cabinet.
On to plan B.
I picked this headboard up off the curb after a large neighborhood yard sale. I try to visit the neighborhood the night of the yard sale knowing that people tend to put less desirable pieces to the curb. I generally get a couple of items free each year. The price on this little piece had been $15. Sometimes I don’t understand people. Why not put $5 on it and sell it instead of putting it to the curb for the garbage pickup.
After a trip to the saw.
In the paint booth ready to get a coat of DIY chalk paint. I did sand this a little, but I got tired of it so I just stopped.
After one coat of DIY chalk paint with Plaster of Paris.
The day I painted this was that last day of nice weather. I had to bring the headboard indoors to finish it up.
For some reason I didn’t take any pictures. It got another coat of diy chalk paint, and a light coat of ASCP clear wax, then some light sanding/distressing.
This picture is to show you that I staged this headboard outside while we had snow on the ground! brrrr it was cold!
I used 6 brass knobs that I sanded and gave 2 coats of DIY chalk paint and some ASCP clear wax. (I realize I don’t pick up the camera to take pictures much when I work on projects in the house.)
Of course you wouldn’t hang your stockings outside on your fence….I don’t have anywhere to stage this indoors with good lighting. I bought these cute stockings at the $$$ Tree for a buck each.
I love quick and easy projects. Of course it would have been a lot easier if I could have used the red headboard pictured above.
Thanks to Terri for the inspiration!
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