Life Love Larson: Painted Pink Headboard


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Painted Pink Headboard

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. 


Paint Tip:
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!

I still have a few more projects to share from her room.  You can see previous posts on her Pom Cluster here and Thrifted Chair Makeover here.

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  1. Beautiful! Great makeover!

  2. I love it! Where did you get her adorable striped bedskirt?

  3. Hey Phoebe! The bed skirt is from PBK Outlet. I got it for 4.99 on sale about a year ago. A total steal! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Absolutely love the color and it looks so amazing with her bedding and bedskirt!!

  5. I LOVE how it turned out!! So cute! I'm a new follower. :)

  6. I'm so drawn to this color! It looks absolutely adorable on her headboard!! I can't believe it was a $10 find!! My daughter would LOVE this bed! :)

  7. love this's the accent color in my daughter's room....the headboard looks beautiful....xo

  8. What a beautiful transformation! The color is gorgeous!

  9. That's such a pretty color. Very dramatic.

  10. I love it! My daughter has a white bed but recently has been asking about a pink bed. I was trying to decided between spray painting it and rolling/brushing it. Pinning this now.


  11. This bed looks so cute!! Lovin the pink! We loved having you at "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

  12. Very cute! I love the color -- in fact I once painted my Master Bath this color when I lived in Texas. Great piece for a great price!

  13. This is so cute! Been reading through some of your posts. Loving your blog. I'm your newest follower. Going to share your blog on my FB Page =)

  14. Hey Tanya! So glad you stopped by! Thanks for sharing on FB!!