Ever since Lily inherited Sophia’s old twin mattress and box spring, she’s been headboard-less. Sure, the bed is nice and comfy without one but it just made everything look very incomplete.
So, when Lil and I spotted this in-decent-shape twin wicker headboard for only $6.99 at my favorite thrift store, Unique, we just had to snatch it up! (Of course, if you follow me on Instagram, this is old news to you.)
Then I followed a simple three step process to refurb old wicker:
1) Wash, 2) Dry and 3) Paint.
1) Wash: A little googling told me that I should give this grimmy thing a scrub down so I used a stiff brush, some dish soap, and the hose and gave it a good wash.
2) Dry: Then I left it out in the sun for a couple warm, clear days so that it could fully dry off.
3) Paint: A few cans of Krylon gloss paint in Banner Red and it was fully coated and looking good. (Why yes, that is the same spray paint I used on the den chairs. Thanks for noticing!)
And ta-da! Lily has a headboard!
Not bad for about 22 bucks ($6.99 for the headboard and 3 cans of spray paint at $4.99 each). It looks so nice, Pooh had to jump in there.
To see the rest of Lily’s room, check out these posts:
House Tour: Lily’s Room Part 1 (the one where I introduce the room and show before and afters)
House Tour: Lily’s Room Part 2 (the full resource list. Disclosure: needs to be updated)
Instant Gratification: Two Quickies for the Pinterest Challenge (the one where I hang some new art)
A Name Plaque for Lily or How My 4 Year Old Taught Me a Lesson (the one where Lily makes some art)
Sue at Home