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AFTER: Shelf Headboard

In after, Finds on September 29, 2009 at 3:07 am

close-up headboard

I thought about titling this post “Headboard Hell”. The end result was worth it, but dang… First, I put my palm sander to it, but I could not really get into the corners very well. Then, I primed all of it except the back and the legs (both of these will be hidden). Next, I painted it a semi-gloss white. And again. And again. Then, I cut four birds out of contact paper along with a thin strip of painter’s tape. I put these on the backboard to look like birds on a power line. Then I painted over them with high gloss black. When I removed the contact paper and tape…

The white flaked and the black bled but after touch up after touch up I think it is ready for the reveal. Ta Da!!

After shelf

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  1. Looks awesome! Love the birds.

  2. it looks great. sounds like it was a lot of work. but the result is beautiful.

  3. Awesometown! (contact paper is the shit)

  4. I want one.

  5. So this looks like the head board from home? any chance it is?

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