Sunday, March 14, 2010

SYTYCD Week 3 "OLD"Headboard

For this week's category "old", I wanted to show the headboard I made using a vintage settee and vintage closet doors.
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The cost of the entire project was around $10.00 dollars, $6.00 for molding, $3.00 for settee, free closet doors, free scrap molding and leftover house paint.   
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This is what the doors and the settee looked like before they were transformed into the headboard. 
I used the back and the arms of the settee for the top pieces.
 I used several paint colors to achieve an old weathered paint look. I scraped away some of the paint in certain areas using a putty knife, revealing the underlying paint color.
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This is how it looks in my newly decorated bedroom,  I made all the pillows, using new and vintage fabric and I'm really happy with the way it turned out. 
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50 comments:

  1. For the result is marvelous country.
    Much imagination!

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  2. Good Gracious Alive! This post was definitely worth the wait! GORGEOUSLY STUNNING! LOVE LOVE LOVE the pillows! Each sewn with perfection! And the headboard makes such a GRAND STATEMENT! Miss Trixie, you did a sensational job! Wish I could have gotten a closer detailed shot of the dust ruffle..was the fabric used the burlap you mentioned in previous posts?

    Blessings, Joy and Sunday Sunshine, Terri

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  3. Love this, Trixie! Definitely helps make the bed the focal point of the room!

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  4. I've seen shutter headboards before and thought they were just okay but what you did is just AMAZING!!!

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  5. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this headboard...you should win the whole contest based on this headboard alone! It is super fantastilistic!

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  6. I soooo love what you did here...your headboard looks stunning! Hope you have a wonderful week:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  7. Stunning entry, Trixie! I've been waiting for this big reveal.:) The headboard makes an amazing statement! Love the finish you did too, adds alot of warmth. Beautiful! You will do VERY well this round, girl. :)

    Donna

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  8. I'm a sucker for shutter and I love the way you put this together!
    ~anita

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  9. I adore this piece. It's gorgeous. You've got my vote for sure.

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  10. This is gorgeous!!! I love your headboard and your cushions are so lovely! I am off to vote right now! Thanks for sharing your wonderful projects:) ~ Tina x

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  11. Fabulous headboard! I really love it. And what a great use of that settee!! With those closet doors...wowzers!!! And the color gives your room an ethereal feel. Fantastic!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  12. That looks just fabulous, I do love using shutters behind beds, we have two pinkish ones with chandelier sconces behind ours.
    alicia

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  13. I am in awe! This is recycling at
    it's best! Looks fantastic!

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  14. Amazing. I'm absolutely in love with this.

    Blessings
    Diana

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  15. I love this bedroom! So much, in fact, I voted for you as one of my FAVS this week. Just beautiful! The shutters are gorgeous as is the bedroom color.

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  16. Genious! That looks amazing! I just found your blog through Enchanted Bella and am so glad I did, now I gotta look through your blog for more inspiration! Theresa

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  17. I love this, and thought it was a great entry. The colors are my favs too. Just lovely!
    Gretchen

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  18. Hello,nice post thanks for sharing?. I just joined and I am going to catch up by reading for a while. I hope I can join in soon.

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  19. It turned out beautifully, Trixie! Using the chair parts as embellishment is so clever. It is the perfect piece in that room!!

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  20. Hi trixie, the headboard is beautiful!! What a great job you did.I love it.....Kathy

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  21. Oh MY GoodNeSs!!!! wow!! It looks so fabulous!!! You are a rock star girl!!! Seriously, I can't believe how amazing it turned out ~ I'm a little excited over here!!! Great great job!!

    Shellagh

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  22. Hi again Trixie,
    OK...my tail is between my legs & head down....thank you so much for the blog award!!!! I am soooo sorry it has taken me 8 years to respond!! lame-o !! I am so touched that you enjoy my blog enough to give me an award!! wow~ I know it's no excuse but I've been up to my eyeballs in my own bedroom redo & completely spaced it! I will post soon thanks again.

    Shellagh

    p.s. tried to email you & it got returned...is the comcast one still right?

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  23. Oh Trixie - it's awesome! You are amazing! ;)

    ~Roeshel

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  24. Hi, I clicked on your linked on 'Make mine beautiful' and thought I'd come for a visit.

    You have a great blog...very inspirational!!!

    LL Nat:~)

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  25. Awesome Transformation! I just love it! I was wondering if there was anyway you would tell me where to find that fabulous duvet cover? Or atleast what that style is called so I can try to find something similar! You are so talented! Thanks so much!

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  26. The headboard is beautiful!
    I love the colors of the pillows.

    Can you tell me where you bought the duvet. I've been looking for something like that.

    ~elaine~

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  27. It agree, this magnificent idea is necessary just by the way

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  28. A couple people asked where the duvet came from, I bought it at West Elm, and I love it. It was worth every penny, and it's made from organic cotton.

    http://www.westelm.com/products/b340/?pkey=corganic-bedding

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  29. This is beautiful! I love what you saw in those pieces and how you transformed them into a lovely {old} headboard! Remarkable!

    Blessings, Grace

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  30. Oh My! I am SO HAPPY I found you and your blog! You are one talented lady! I found you through SYTYCD....what a wonderful blog!

    I am looking so forward to seeing more of your blog and your incredible creativity.

    You have a devoted new follower in me : )

    Can't wait to see what's next...

    Cori
    Starview Sonnet

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  31. That's some headboard! I love it! I'm looking for ideas for a headboard-this definitely fits the bill. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  32. What an amazing headboard and a gorgeous room, too! Found you via My Desert Cottage & have become a follower! You have so many great ideas on your blog! Patti in Texas

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  33. Love it ...turning things into pieces of art is wonderful. One question - what do you do with your sleeping pillows when you decorate with such pretty pillows?

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  34. Oh my goodness...this is my first visit and it will not be my last! The photos on your banner just drew me in and I took a quick browse...my favorite color and tutorials....SWOON!!
    Your headboard is absolutely fabulous...the whole room is just spectacular! Happy Friday :)

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  35. gorgeous! Could you kindly tell me the name of the paint color in this room?

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  36. That headboard was worth the wait!!! Beautiful!!!! Deb

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  37. Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous!!! I love the floral fabric on the pillows!!! The headboard is just amazing!

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  38. Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous!!! I love the floral fabric on the pillows!!! The headboard is just amazing!

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  39. I think your blog is wonderful!!!! Hi Im Meme from Screaming Meme...It is so nice to meet you!

    www.thescreamingmeme.blogspot.com

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  40. your headboard is stunning and your creativity is amazing.

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  41. Holy Christmas...I'm in LOVE with that headboard!!!

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  42. Holy Canoli- this is GORGEOUS!

    I know I'm late with this comment but I'm new to blogging and have been stalking everyone =)

    Really beautiful and SO SO creative! I am just so in awe of y'all who can envision that these two things would go so well together. Love it!

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  43. I like your blog. I can't imagine why you didn't recover the "settee" instead of busting it. I've never seen a settee in my life except in photos. I just think that it was sad.Because couldn't you have just used other wood pieces to achieve that look instead of that beautiful settee?

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  44. Sad. I would have rather seen the settee recovered. Other wood pieces could have been used where the settee would was used and been just as good.This is probably why I have in all my 50 years of life never seen an actual settee.

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