Saturday, May 21, 2011

Trash To Treasure

I have been wanting a new headboard for a long time now.  I knew I wanted some type of ‘shutters’ for my headboard.  On one of our treasure hunting garage sale days I found an old bi-fold closet door for $2!  I knew if I cut them in half they would be perfect.

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It is no secret I adore GREEN (and purple), so I set about to find the perfect green.  Here is the before.

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The pictures do NOT do it justice.  I painted them with three coats of a gorgeous green and then sanded them in random places.  I then took some old stain we had and rubbed it on lightly.  I wiped off the excess and it was beyond beautiful!!!

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Here is the ‘after’ picture.  Aren’t they so, so cool!?

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I have been so busy with tons of projects around the house this Spring.  Lots of organizing, purging, painting, and gardening.  It has been such a busy, yet delightful time.  I hope to put up more pictures of the various projects I have been working on.  What have you been up to?

8 comments:

Coby said...

Just beautiful! I love it with the white and purple pillows!

We've been working on our FIRST EVER garden! We planted bell peppers, tomatoes, several hot peppers, cucumbers, and strawberries! Our goal is just to not kill anything, and be back from vacation to enjoy the fruits of our labor!

Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

Thanks Coby! Praying that the Lord bless the work of your hands! Not killing things has been our goal too! ha ha

Mary R. said...

Hey, that looks super! Glad you son is doing ok. Mine is, too.

cooperkelly4 said...

love it!!!! I love how they still look rustic and the colors are awesome! We are headed out the door to rest and relax....lol. Is it possible for that to be a goal...yes!

Kati Potratz said...

Love it! :)

primitive ole frugal mumma said...

Oh im loving that whole idear of what you have done and the colour is awesome i love green we have green walls in our bedroom !! isin't it amazing how good something can look and yet at a frugal cost i love it ,iv also been picking up some cheap bits and bobs even a couple of old wooden chairs for a couple of dollars and made a nice prairy display on them for just a few dollars!! looking forward to seeing what else you have been up to :-)

Have a good week
Heidi :-)

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

What a delightful idea!!!

Gloria said...

Oh, I just love the look!! You did an awesome job on it!
We are just getting settled back in from the homeschool convention. I would love to sew up some new summer culottes for me and a new swimsuit for Julia. She also is planning on new curtains and a bedspread for her room. WHEN we get it done, I'll post a picture. (That was said in faith!)
Read my little testimony of God's faithfulness over at my blog.

http://gloriainexcelsisdeoblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/miracles.html

You have been on my mind and Bob and I are praying for you and Brian and family. :)

Lots of love,
Gloria