Hubby recently had all of his household goodies moved here from where he used to live, which is about 4 hours away from us, that has been in storage for the last 10 years. It is seriously like having my own little thrift store in our garage! He was going to throw out a bed that he made in high school and I was like no way!! Sharing how to paint a Farmhouse Bedhead Sign Using A Decor Transfer.
How To Make A Farmhouse Bedhead Sign Using A Decor Transfer
Even though the bed had was a little worse for ware there was always potential. Plus I thought it would be a nice thing for hubby to remember his first big build with.
- Old Bedhead – Keep your eyes peeled for council cleanups
- Fusion Mineral Paint – TSP
- Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint – Farmhouse White
- 120 grit sandpaper
- Painters tape
- Lint-free cloth
- IOD Decor Transfer – Storrs & Harrison
- Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint – Beeswax
Step 1 – Mix 2:2 Farmhouse White with warm water and let sit and combine. Using TSP and an old rag, give your entire bedhead a good clean. Making sure that its dry before you start painting. Then using your brush give the bedhead 2 coats. Once dry distress to your liking.
Decor Transfer Time!
Step 2 – Grab an old lint-free cloth and wipe down the entire bedhead to ensure that there is no milk paint dust. This will prevent you from having any issues with the decor transfer. Line up your Storrs & Harrison Decor Transfer making sure that you keep the backing paper behind the transfer. Using painters tape secure the transfer, leaving a spot at the bottom so that you can pull the backing paper away once your sign is in position.
Step 4 – Using the tool that comes with your transfer starting at one end start rubbing firmly onto the transfer. You will hear a little cracking and the colour of the transfer change. This means that the transfer is transferred onto the bedhead. Lightly peel back the transfer and if you’ve missed any just pop the transfer back down and rub over that part again. You may want to eat a big bowl of weet-bix for breakfast because it does take a bit of elbow grease!! BUT so worth it!!
Step 5 – Once the entire design has been transferred run your fingers over the entire design to make sure that all of the design has adhered. Then using your sandpaper lightly distress. You don’t have to do this part if you don’t want to. I just like the distressed look!
Step 6 – Once you’re happy with your bedhead, apply some beeswax to seal in all of your hard work!
And you’re all done!
Now you can go all crazy with decorating your new Farmhouse Bedhead Sign!
Luckily hubby was super happy with this makeover! Now to get onto the next project using the other part of the bed.
Don’t have time to make one? I’ve got you covered! You can find this one over in my SHOP.