Monday, March 21, 2011

Headboard: Total Cost= $3.99 plus tax

My husband and I were shopping for headboards last week.  Then, divine intervention stepped in and I saw on freecycle a queen headboard being offered.....FREE of charge.

Not the prettiest thing I've ever seen, but I loved the shape.

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I'm not sure if you need to sand before spray painting, but I thought I'd play it safe. I gotta tell ya, that Casper wind was in full swing. I'm really not trying to hide from the camera, I promise.

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Next was the spray painting. If I were to wait for a non-windy day, it would never get done, so I headed out and got to work. Course, I played it safe by putting on an old apron.

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Here's what my space looked like before.

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And now, with my new headboard....

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Now that I've got my headboard, I've started tackling the rest of the room. Ooh, how I love spray paint! I want to add some pillows, redo the dresser that we are keeping in the room and add some wall decor (can't paint since we rent). Baby steps. I don't want to overwhelm myself by feeling like it all needs done right away, but already, I'm feeling more like I could hang out.




15 comments:

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Gotta love that Freecycle. That headboard really frames out the space...

Jena @ Involving Color said...

I LOVE the way your headboard turned out, and I can't believe you got it off freecycle! It looks gorgeous in your space. So glad I came across your blog. I'm a new follower.

nicole said...

Looks amazing! and gotta love the price:)

Rachel said...

What an improvement! That looks great!

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Freecycle + spray paint = happiness.
Good job!

Melissa Atkinson said...

Lyndee,
That head board is awesome!! I love it. You did such a great job and for under four dollars I can't believe it! Ummmm......I need one ya know when you have time.....teheeee!

WobiSobi said...

Love this Great job!!

Rachael @ The Little Birdie said...

OMG, I love it!! I have to tell you... my mom just bought a new bed from the Paula Deen collection that looks just like this. She would just die to know you made this for under $5!! Way to go!!

Thanks so much for linking up for Tutorial Tuesday at The Little Birdie!! :) I can't wait to see more projects! Oh yeah, I'm also your newest follower!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

This doesn't really fit with my Crafty Cutter party theme, but I wanted to tell you that I can't believe the great bargain you got. Great work on the makeover.

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, there! First, I'm your newest follower. Second, I featured your awesome headboard project in here: http://www.homemakeronadime.com/2011/03/recognition-day-thursday-headboards.html. Please feel free to grab the feature button in my sidebar.

Brandy J. said...

I just found your blog and am your newest follower. This makes such a big impact in your room and you can't beat the price!! Thanks for creating such a great blog full of inspiration. I'll be back often.

JDzJane said...

I have to exact same blanket. I bought it years ago. I've since changed the look of my room twice, but I haven't gotten rid of it because I LOVE it soooo much.

Tammy said...

Looks great! I am in the process of searching for a full size. That was perfect! I love it in black.
I'm your newest follower; I hope you will come and visit me too:)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Isn't it amazing the difference that a new headboard can make? Fabulous. :)

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

What a great makeover & the price was right! Thank you for linking up to my K.I.S.S. blog bash last week. This weeks blog bash is in full swing again!! If you haven't already please be sure & link up more of your creativity, I look forward to seeing all your great ideas. :)

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