Antique Ornate Headboard

This headboard has definitely made the top of the list of my favorite finds umm… like ever! 
I got this at a local thrift store here in NY called Amvets and it didn’t have a price tag and I couldn’t tell if it was a full or a queen. I REALLY needed a queen. When I spotted it tucked away in the corner with all of the other run of the mill boring headboards, I knew she had to be mine! I may or may not have sent Savannah a picture message of it the second I found it! She always gets excited for me when I have great finds! BFFL right!? 
Somehow, I have LOST the before picture!! BAD, BAD BLOGGER MALLORY! I know. And I’m sorry! 
Really, it was a simple project so I’ll just give you the run down…
All I did was wiped it down really good. Primed it with Kilz Spray Primer and gave it two good coats of Rustoleum’s Antique White. Then, I took my sanding block and distressed it by hand! Easy!
I am obsessed with the gorgeous detail of this piece!
Oh yeah!! Did I mention it was $9.95!?? LOVE!!

PS. You can see my Anthropologie Inspired Quilt Tutorial Here!


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    Comeca Jones
    September 7, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I love that headboard as well.

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    September 7, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    It’s so amazing how you can transform something with little more than a coat of paint! Love it~

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    Shabby Chic Sandy
    September 8, 2011 at 4:23 am

    Such a great job of distressing–its lovely!

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    September 8, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Just found your blog. LOVE it!! I want a headboard like that!!!! http://www.paintinginportland.blogspot.com (I BARELY started a blog) keep it up!

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    Nicole {Home for Hire}
    September 9, 2011 at 3:30 am

    That is so lovely! I love all the curves and little details…plus, it looks so pretty in the room 🙂

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    September 9, 2011 at 5:55 am

    Beautiful headboard! Ah I have headboard envy now! 🙂

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    October 14, 2011 at 3:46 am

    Great piece! I like that you kept it simple since to bring out it’s natural detail. Awesome!

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    Julia @ 551Eastdesign
    October 14, 2011 at 4:29 am

    Oh I am so in love with this headboard!! I’m actually so in love with it it I’d love to feature it on my blog tomorrow. Let me know if that’s OK with you!

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    Laney's Looks
    October 14, 2011 at 2:35 am

    BEAUTIFUL headboard, it looks stunning. What a find, what a find.

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    Joselyn @ The DIY Spot
    October 14, 2011 at 3:44 am

    Very nice! Love the detail and distressed finish. Just curious, where in NY is Amvets?

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    October 14, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Just perfect! Love what a little Rustoleum can do…

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    October 22, 2011 at 1:28 am

    SCORE!!! WOW… that is amazing. Don’t you love it when you find something so absolutely perfect for such a bargain? This is definitely the find of a lifetime. 🙂 It’s beautiful.

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    October 22, 2011 at 2:52 am

    When I saw the price I literally yelled “SHUT UP!!!” I love this so much! Obviously, I couldn’t even think of a better way to describe it then “Shut Up” Haha.

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    October 23, 2011 at 3:15 am

    What a great find! And the price! there are some awesome deals out there to be had for sure!

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    Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops}
    October 23, 2011 at 6:42 am

    Seriously I LOVE your headboard! I really really love it lol 🙂

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    July 8, 2012 at 12:40 am

    love and great score awesome

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    November 16, 2014 at 12:04 am

    This headboard is GORGEOUS!!! Such an amazing find!! Did it have the maker’s name on it?

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