Sunday, September 9, 2012

A Happy Ending...

In April I painted a roadkill headboard for my daughter.  I doubt you remember. It looked like this:

I painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Arles - to match the dresser I painted for her for Christmas.

It was lovely - and waiting for a final buffing - when through an unfortunate series of events 

THIS happened:


Then I fixed it and put it away until the next time I could drive to Oklahoma City and deliver it.

In case you happened to miss me during my blogging hiatus and wondered what I was doing.....I was on a sojourn to visit my kids, my family, and a few old friends.   And yes, I brought the headboard and installed it.

It was worth the wait.  Looks even better than we thought it would.

It looks great against the Latin American textiles and with the aging Anthropology quilt that she bought in High School.

It looks pretty good in the mirror too!

And goes perfectly with the dresser...

This necklace I bought at the Soulful Sparrow looks good in this room!

All this color makes you wish this rental didn't have those dingy Navajo white walls! 

I had to add some inches to make it tall enough for all the curves to show, but I won't go in to that.  I will say that it is somehow much more complicated to do this than you might imagine and I just don't want to admit how thick my skull is sometimes.  Besides that - it is boring.

I'm glad she has the headboard now and I'm glad it is no longer in my basement.  It's a win-win situation!

Make something wonderful today!


Sharing here:
Shades of Amber
Savvy Southern Style
My 1929 Charmer 
Between Naps on the Porch 
Coastal Charm
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
The Dedicated House


Unknown said...

Beautiful! I know your daughter loves it!!!


Cecilia said...

Very pretty. Glad you were able to save it. I'm sure your daughter is loving it!

Kathryn J Cain said...

love and I too delivered my bed...for my granddaughter..and will be out of pocket for more family....again love the look with all the intense color

Bliss said...

Turned out good, how'd 'ya fix it?


Tami Rebekah said...

Soo pretty Karen!! And I love the expression road kill furniture!! Im going to have to start using that one:)
Hope you have a great week!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Your headboard would look great against anything. I have been looking for a headboard forever for our master bedroom, and I so would of snatched this up. It turned out beautiful, and so glad you were able to save it, I sure would of tried everything to keep this treasure! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Quite a charmer! So glad you didn't give up on it and took it with you. What love and dedication! It is just gorgeous in the room. All the colors up against it make it a great backdrop. Well done!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Wow! What a beautiful headboard! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Coastal Charm. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Ivy & Co said...

What a great piece! It matches the room so nicely. And your daughter has great style. It's such a refreshing room, contrasting with the hundreds of "vintage-y shabby chic-y" homes/rooms you see now-a-days (mine included). Haha. New follower!

Sarah Leonard said...

I love this room - so bright and cheery. The quilt is gorgeous. I love your tagline too - make something beautiful today. I might just do that!


My Secret Life in Lilly said...

WoW! That's so chic! Would love for you to link up to My Monday Muse at Carter's Cottage!
Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

The colors are amazing! It's so me! Haha.. except for you didn't design it for me. Darn. How lucky she is to have a cool mama like you! Enjoy =D


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