Hand-Me-Down Headboard

That’s right…a hand-me-down headboard and that’s what friends are for.

The lovely Cory purchased a new, beautiful, very grown up bedroom suite from Z Gallerie [heart!]. It is my most favorite room in Cory’s home. As a result, the old $25 Goodwill rescued, circa 1990′s, knotty pine headboard was going in the trash. It had seen better days but alas, I would take her home with me.

Here she is…mismatched to the heavens…I really cannot believe this picture is out in the world for everyone and their grandma to see:

Something had to be done…she was pleading to be painted. Ask and you shall receive!

A quick trip to Lowe’s for 4 cans of $3 Black spray paint and my trusty 80 grit sanding block:

We, meaning my husband, brought her into the garage. Pay attention to the scroll bar:

Recruited my Sweet P for assistance (scroll bar still there)…

Literally 2 coats of spray paint later…she is drying, waiting to be sanded down. Notice anything different??

She has great lines and the scroll-action on top was not working for me…so off it went and what a difference!

Here she is…nice and relaxed with crisp white sheets and a soft Ralph Lauren down duvet.

I was a a little nervous embarking on ‘white bedding’ with children and a puppy but honestly, it has been the best decision. No trips to cleaners…just drop it in the washer, throw it in the dryer and it is brand new again!

The white duvet was actually covered by the heavy chocolate duvet cover (note top picture!).

The oversized white Euro pillows are from Marshall’s, $19.99 for both (crazy, I know!)

And I no longer have a mismatched bedskirt. It is just a simple, box pleat skirt from Marshall’s…$29.99!

She is a fabulous…and I love her.

But I love Cory even more for giving her to me in exchange for lunch at The Salt Lick.