About a week and a half ago, I was at the Ann Arbor ReUse Center wandering around looking for treasures when I stumbled upon this really cool wooden headboard for just $25.
The wood was cracked and in terrible shape, but I knew that with a little bit of work it would be perfect in my guest room. I just loved the rounded spindles that looked like stacks of beads. I loaded it up in the back of my little hatchback and took it home.
As a first step I gave the headboard a good washing to get rid of all the dust and gunk that had accumulated on it over time. I patched a few large cracks and then used some grey spray paint primer to give it an even base. With a few light coats of red satin spray paint and a few days of drying, my headboard was ready for the guest room.
I chose the red because I thought it would stand out nicely against the pale blue walls and pick up some of the red in the vintage travel posters that I have across the room over the console table that I made from a Japanese chest.
I am so happy to finally have a headboard in the guest room. I think the final result is quite striking. I got some new grey sheets with a tiny, subtle geometric pattern, but now the bed needs some fun throw pillows and some art above it as a next step.
What do you think? Do you like the red or would you have gone with another color?