Furniture Flipping: Melissa’s Headboard

When Melissa’s email about rehabbing a headboard for her daughter’s room landed in my inbox, I was super excited to start cranking out ideas…

Hey Cara! Do you have any fun ideas on painting a headboard for a tween girl’s room?  I have antique headboard that my daughter hates but I think if I painted it fun, she would like it. Thanks for your help!

It’s not everyday I get to rack my brain over the fun and colorful opportunities offered by a not-really-a-kid-but-still-not-a-teenager’s room.

Let’s get started with the headboard before shot…


A great piece, right? But maybe not exactly the style sought after by Melissa’s daughter, Porter.


Let’s draw up the game plan so that Melissa & Porter can get down to business…

1. The headboard has many of the same details as the white dresser already in the room, so by sticking with an all white paint plan and adding fun pops of color through accessories, we’ll give the headboard an update and still give Porter the fun feel she’s looking for.

2. The black and white striped bed skirt is a classic print that will grow with Porter over time and can be updated with a wide variety of throw pillows and blankets. Add a few large euro shams in the same stripe to break up the white headboard and tie in the bed skirt.

3. Finally, bring on the color with these fun throw pillows and wall prints!

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Thanks to Melissa and Porter for feeding my color craving!


7 Responses to “Furniture Flipping: Melissa’s Headboard”
  1. Cara Beth September 1, 2010
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