Kate was transitioning to a twin bed several months ago, and I was on the lookout for an inexpensive headboard. My friend knew I was on the hunt and found one at Goodwill. Price tag: $10. Please, and thank you!
In San Antonio, Kate’s room was painted pink, so I decided to leave the bed white. It was already a little distressed and that didn’t bother me, so I kept it as it was. This is a picture I took right after it was purchased.
In this current house, Kate’s room is a very light blue/grey. The headboard was getting lost up against the light walls, and I wanted to incorporate more pink, so I decided on Zany Pink by Sherwin Williams. It is a mix of coral and pink.
Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore sell samples of their paint in quart size containers. I recommend this if you are doing a small job, but think you will need more paint than the sample sizes that Lowe’s and Home Depot offer. For a few more dollars, you get a lot more paint.
I ended up going with a Sherwin Williams color because I wanted the larger sample and I wanted a satin finish. Benjamin Moore samples only come in flat. Make sure you look for these differences when choosing a paint sample. Lowe’s sells satin samples and Home Depot sells flat samples. If you get a sample from Home Depot in flat, you decide you like it and order a gallon in eggshell or satin, the color will look slightly different! Be careful of your sheens!
Go bold or go home, right?!
I washed it up really well, sanded down a few areas, and painted 3 coats. I used a small sponge roller on the flat surface and a small brush to touch up the details. It is such a small surface area that it took no time at all. Kate said “Wow, my very own pink bed!” and I knew I made the right decision!
Cost of thrifted headboard + quart of paint = $17.00!
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