Monday, October 8, 2012

Union Jack Headboard

 Not just a pretty face (even though I kinda am) and I'm not just a paper crafter.  It's Thanksgiving Day today so I get an extra day to craft this headboard for my daughter!  My husband and I decided on peg board since we wanted something a little cooler than just a flat surface.
 
It took my husband about 10 minutes to measure TO SCALE this Union Jack flag.  My daughter wanted it Vintage (just like me) so I just kinda winged it.  I used latex paint I had left over from painting 2 of my kids rooms. 
 
 
Once painted, I sanded down the edges of the painted surface.  I used a rag to lightly apply some of my Walnut Stain.  Where I sanded it soaks in more.
 
 
Once I had it all sanded and distressed I painted the extra board with black.  This is where the extra comes in handed for the headboard.  It's covered by pillows.

 
Again with a rag, I applied a light coating of varnish to protect the finish.

 
Here we have installed her headboard along with the overhead lighting.  Remember my BEATLES decor project.  It's all coming together!
 
Lights on, a perfect spot to read.

 
You can see all the distressing really works out.

 
 
We've been planning this for a couple of months so it's great to have it done. 
 
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10 comments:

  1. Lovely work and looks Great.. nice and compy.. Take care

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  2. OMGosh - I LOVE IT!!! You ROCK! (Pun intended, LOL) :D

    - Mel

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  3. That is so cool. You did a fantastic job and are so creative

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  4. This is awesome! what a lucky daughter you have!!

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  5. this SUPER COOL!!! what great parents you are to do this for her!!!

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  6. Great headboard and so very unique!!! That is my favorite part the uniqueness of the headboard. I am sure she will love in years to come.

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