Saturday, August 13, 2011

Awesome Velvet Headboard!

I've been able to hit a few local thrift stores on a regular basis and saw this headboard a week ago. It was blue and really needed some help so I passed it by. Well, the other night I went to bed thinking about it, (because, after all, it WAS velvet!) I called the next morning to see if it was still there. It was. I walked in, offered half of the asking price, and it was mine. I cleaned it up and it is fabulous!

It was a '70's stripedy blue and beige. I gave it a good scrubbing and sprayed a bleach solution on it. I was hoping to get a silvery shade of french blue grey and it worked perfectly. Above is a part on the back that shows a small portion of the original color. (I always forget to take before pics and I was pretty thorough with the bleach!)

I want to offer it at our next Re-InVintage sale in Sept. but I may have a hard time parting with it! It shines like a diamond!



GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

WOW..I never thought about doing something like that and it looks FAB!!!
deb :)

Susan S. said...

That's awesome...what a great idea. Love your previous post too about your thrift finds. :)

Emily said...

That is so cool! I love what you have done with it! I would hold onto it.... at least for a while anyway. :)

Leann said...

Hi Rosie

I love this headboard - it's awesome! So glad that you went back for it!


Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Beautiful....just love it♥

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh wow! It's gorgeous!!

BeautifulDees said...

Really nice...I love the silver. YOu have real nice post's & blog.