5.22.2009

Frugal Friday~

Today's Frugal Friday post celebrates the magic of spraypaint! I know. I know. Not much new about spraypaint...but wait until you see what it did for this pretty wrought iron bed. If you have been reading my blog for long, you might remember this brass and wrought iron bed that I inherited from my sister-in-law.



Such pretty lines, but sadly in need of an update.

So out came the spraypaint. Krylon ivory satin finish. (Three cans). And voila! The finished headboard!




Such pretty details!


It really adds a certain je-ne-sais-qoui to the Princess' room, don't you think? And don't I sound all fancy using my high school French? ha ha!



Okay, granted the headboard was free, but the project grand total came to just about $8. Not bad for a "new" headboard!


And, I've been thinking that it's high time to do another Frugal Friday Linky Party!!! So let's all meet here next Friday, May 29 and share our Frugal Decorating Know-How!!! I was so amazed at all your ideas last time...I can't wait to see what you all come up with this time...


Have a great weekend~

36 comments:

Christina said...

A beautiful update. $8.00 for a headboard like that is a steal.

Love the banner too.

~Carole said...

You did a great job! I love transformations like this. It's amazing what a simple thing like spray paint can do.

The worst part about spray paint: running out!

A Bushel and Peck and Pigtails Paper Trails said...

That turned out so pretty!

Amy said...

That is such a sweet headboard...Looks great! I use spray paint often for "redo's"

Astrid said...

Little bit of work= BIG transformation. LOVE IT!

Kasey said...

don't hate me...
but i loved the before pic.
it turned out pretty though.
xo

Pam said...

I love it! You just don't find detail like that in newer pieces of furniture. And if you somehow did find a new piece like that - it definitely wouldn't be $8.00! Awesome transformation!

duchess said...

That turned out great. Simply beautiful.
Have a great weekend.

Joanna said...

Oh there are not words for how much I love that bed!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oh, wow! It looks fabulous! :) Isn't spray paint marvelous?!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

What a gorgeous headboard!! So pretty for your sweet girl :)!
Blessings,
Stacey

mollyandmarshal said...

I love it! Great job, that headboard is gorgeous.

Songbirdtiff said...

Absolutely beautiful! The bed looks very loved, now. :)

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Love the idea of the party. Yeah! We'll be here!!
Clara & Marcela
Nice & Easy Antiques

Lovely Little Nest said...

What a beautiful little transformation! I'm sure your daughter loves it :)

Angie said...

Such a beautiful headboard! I know your daughter loves it!

Centsational Girl said...

Hi, I just found you through Sherrie's Rose Garden and I am loving your blog ! You have great style. I absolutely love what you did with this headboard - brilliant !

Holly said...

I truly do love that head board. It looks just perfect in her room. (And,...what a darling little painting above her bed ;);).)

Jeanneoli said...

It turned out great! I have always been sad that we sold one of these when our house was smaller. We didn't have room and sold it at a garage sale...we had bought it at an antique store while we lived in DC...thanks for rubbing it in:-)

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Classy and beautiful!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

It turned out lovely. Can't wait for the party!

LuLu said...

I have a spray paint project to do! you hav inspired me to do it! Yours turned out great!! can't wait for the next party,
LuLu

Kara said...

Wow, that headboard looks fabulous now, especially against the pink wall. Love it!

Can't wait for your Frugal Friday party!

White Linen ~ Lavender Field said...

What would we do without Krylon? I too liked the headboard before, also like the after. Like the Frugal Friday.......see you then!
Happy Weekend!
Linda

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

What a transformation, Wendy! Beautiful job!

Amy

Karyn said...

Looks great!

The Graves' House said...

the power of paint! looks great...

Jo said...

Love it ~ I wanted to pick one up while we were in Brimfield last weekend but I didn't since I don't "need" one. Now I'm really sad I didn't after seeing yours.

Jo

Wendy said...

LOVE It! I hope to find a bed like that one day.

Elyse said...

fabulous. spray paint truly rocks.

i want to repaint our wood chairs in the playroom. would you spray or brush paint??? i'm undecided.

enjoy the long weekend!

xo

hope all went well for the dr's visits.

Montee said...

The perfect headboard for a princess.

morethanthestarsinthesky said...

OH! I love that room and headboard! If I had a girl.......
I have 2 sweet boys. I would probably be broke if I had a girl though. Thankful for my healthy boys :).


Amanda

Allison said...

Wow! That is a great find. I have always wanted a white iron headboard for my spare room.

Stephanie said...

I am green with envy...
I have been searching for two of those types of headboards for over a year for my daughters beds. They have to deal with a mother who loves old things, and while they don't always agree with my ideas, they loved this one!
Your headboard looks beautiful!
Now I need to go shopping until I can find them!! :)

Caroline said...

Great transformation! You really found a gem

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