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Upcycled Door Project {guest post}

November 25, 2014

Tricia from Little Cottage on the Pond used Brandy, Rustic Charm, and Creme Brulee to add some natural festivity to her Thanksgiving table this year!

I've had an old door that I found in a junk shop a few years ago. In the last house it sat propped up against the wall in the living room. I adore the size (a bit smaller than a standard door) and love that it came out of one of the old houses in Galveston. It's chippy perfection, and I got to thinking that it would probably make a really cool headboard in Sara's room.

Upcycled Headboard #DIY #upcycle #chippy #toughcoat - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Upcycled Headboard #DIY #upcycle #chippy #toughcoat - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Well, except that it is more than likely painted in lead paint and tends to spread bits of chippiness wherever it goes. Like little sprinkles of happy, only I really can't have Sara picking paint flakes out of her hair everyday, so I decided to use some Country Chic Paint Tough Coat on it. It was the perfect product to lock in some of that chippyness without me having to worry about it yellowing down the road.

Upcycled Headboard #DIY #upcycle #chippy #toughcoat - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Travis used hinges to connect the two boards together.

Upcycled Headboard #DIY #upcycle #chippy #toughcoat - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Upcycled Headboard #DIY #upcycle #chippy #toughcoat - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Once the Tough Coat dried it was time to hang it! We used super sturdy hanging hardware to insure that it would stay in place. Nothing is worse than a headboard crashing down on you in the middle of the night. And why is it that those things always happen in the middle of the night?? Like the object is being held in place with solar energy…

Upcycled Headboard #DIY #upcycle #chippy #toughcoat - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Upcycled Headboard #DIY #upcycle #chippy #toughcoat - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I'm so pleased with how this little mini-project turned out. I think the door-turned-headboard adds some chippy charm to her room and really pops next to the black wall, and the Tough Coat will keep it from snowing paint flakes. Throw in the added bonus of it being a no-cost project!

Upcycled Headboard #DIY #upcycle #chippy #toughcoat - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Next, I will build her a wooden valance to go high up over the window and cover it in the same black and white stripe material as her bed skirt. Then I think I'm going to call the room finished, but we all know how that goes ;)

Upcycled Headboard #DIY #upcycle #chippy #toughcoat - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog


Tricia Goins {Little Cottage on the Pond}

Hi! I'm Tricia from the blog Little Cottage on the Pond. I am passionate about creating a home that looks lovely, but doesn't have to break the bank to do it!I love to paint old pieces and especially repurpose pieces in new ways to add character to our little cottage. I am super excited to be sharing my first blog post/how to using Country Chic Paint with y'all today!

Make sure to follow Tricia on her blog Little Cottage on the Pond, as well as on Pinterest, Hometalk and Instagram!

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