Thursday, January 20, 2011

Light Box - Part 2

Aaaaaaah! Can you hear those angels singing? I have solved that problem that has been nagging me like an itch that you JUST.CANNOT.REACH. My itch this week has been this headboard project. Take a look here for insight into the issue and how I made this out of my kitchen light box. I really didn't like how the first finish I did on this light box turned headboard came out. I think this version is sooooo much better!

(I apologize for the dark pictures taken at night - I just couldn't wait!)

I am loving that this finish is more of the brown, old, distressed look I was originally going for and not a pink nightmare. It was definitely a long process. I ended up painting it with my Heirloom White spray paint again. Once that dried, I sanded to give everything a more distressed look. I tried my ebony stain in one corner for the glaze. HATED IT! (Does this remind you of In Living Color?) I painted a.g.a.i.n and then tried some dark brown paint left over from painting an accent wall. I watered it down and voila! It was perfect!

A HUGE improvement over the pink finish I originally got!

One more time:

Don't you just love it when a really bad outcome turns out ok? And yes, I do realize that I still desperately need to get updated bedding and find a real nightstand (not a tv tray) to make my guest room great. A girls gotta leave some things for another day!

I'm linking up to:

PhotobucketFurniture Feature Fridays
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Tatertots and Jello


  1. I love your cute pink head board. I just found your blog today from the Shabby Cottage. I am a fellow junketeer and blogger. I would love for you to visit my site and follow. Please stop by anytime. I also enjoyed going through your blog lists. You follow some good blogs. By the way welcome to the blog world. Can't wait to see what you do next. Johnnie

  2. What a fabulous idea and it turned out great! I love the shabby appeal with your bed and the color scheme.

    Have a great weekend....


  3. I think the lightbox looks great as a headboard! I never would have thought up such a great idea. BTW, I think we have the same set of sheets (Calvin Klein?) and once we paired them with a tan duvet and some tan pillows it really toned down the girlyness of it :)

  4. Thanks for linking up to Treasures and Trinkets Thursday, so glad you could make it! :) I would have welcomed you sooner, but I've had the flu and been out of commission for a couple of days. Golly the flu sure can zap your energy!
    Your headboard looks great...I would never have guessed it was a light fixture grid! Great repurposing!! :)
    Thanks again for linking up, hope you'll come back again!

  5. So cuteness! I love how it turned out! So simple and awesome!!

    Thanks for linking up!

    love your guts


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