Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A Tale of Two Rose Headboards

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity...it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair..."

Dramatic, yes?

This is a tale of two headboards.

...and why custom paint colors and wind don't play nice.

Indeed, they had their share of highs and lows, glamour and woe.

It all started off innocently enough.

The headboards were destined to be rose-colored. They just were. It was a matter of fact.

So that is what I did.

I whipped up a custom color of my own combining General Finishes milk paint's Red pepper with Snow White to get the light rose hue, perfect for making the headboards into a sweet pair.

They turned out awesome.

However, their rosey happiness was taken away all too soon.

The headboards had just been beautifully finished. Leaning them against some tables outside on the driveway, I was able to stand back and admire the handiwork. As fate would have it, I had just temporarily given my attention to something else when out of nowhere a sudden gust of wind swooped in and knocked them both carelessly face-forward to the ground.

They got royally scuffed by the pavement.


Cue despair.

How was the custom color ever to be found again?

Admittedly, they were left in the garage in that state for a few months before I could muster the time or will to try again.

Somehow, surprisingly, amazingly...I was able to match the former color. 

Here they are, looking once again like the charmers I remembered them to be.

They'd look so dear as two twin beds for two sisters, or for when a friend comes for a sleepover, or for when one has grandkids visiting. 

I do hope to see them in a good home. So-so-so happy that they turned out the way they did again!


  1. So beautiful! I would have loved one of these when I was a girl. Thanks for sharing it at Totally Terrific Tuesday this week. I'm pinning! :)


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