March 30, 2016 by Terry
I found this footboard to an antique bed a few months ago. There was no headboard to match but I thought it was so pretty, I couldn’t leave it at the store. I knew it would make a beautiful coat rack or towel rack. I do have photos of it before and during the makeover but since it has been forever since I took them, I don’t know what I filed them under (eek!) !
Anyways, it was brown.
I mixed up my own color in a soft grey using trophy and linen (miss mustard seed milk paint) and painted the whole piece. Then I highlighted all the details with just linen. I sanded it all smooth and finished it with hemp oil. I decided against wax just incase it would be hung in a humid bathroom. I would think that the oiled finish helps resist humidity.
It turned out so pretty!
I used some wrought iron Fish styled hooks … ha ha ‘fish hooks’ ! Sorry … couldn’t resist!
I Love the pretty details on this footboard. It is a shame that the headboard wasn’t with it, it would have made for a gorgeous bed.
This lovely piece is heading to it’s forever home today!
I hope you have a great day!
See you tomorrow for Making Broken Beautiful! I can hardly wait to share features from last week’s party! If you missed it you can click here to go back and check it out!
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