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How to use an Old Farmhouse Bedhead as Wall Art

After finding this old bedhead on the side of the road it couldn't get into my boot quick enough! Sharing How to use an Old Farmhouse Bedhead as Wall Art | www.raggedy-bits.com | #bedhead #sweetpickinsmilkpaint #oholive #raggedybits #farmhouse #wallart #diy #paint

Who else has almost thrown their neck out while driving along in the car and you suddenly spot something dumped on the side of the road? Something that has potential with a little scrub behind the ears and maybe a coat of paint. This sure happened when I came across this old bed head! So for this month’s Creative Blog Hop which is all about Wall Decor, I thought I’d share How to Use an Old Farmhouse Bedhead as Wall Art.

How to Use an Old Bedhead as Wall Art

After finding this old bedhead on the side of the road it couldn't get into my boot quick enough! Sharing How to use an Old Farmhouse Bedhead as Wall Art | www.raggedy-bits.com | #bedhead #sweetpickinsmilkpaint #oholive #raggedybits #farmhouse #wallart #diy #paint

 

Supplies needed:

 

Before we can add your new found treasure as a beautiful piece of wall art around your home we need to do a little bit of jazzing up!

Shall we get started?

After finding this old bedhead on the side of the road it couldn't get into my boot quick enough! Sharing How to use an Old Farmhouse Bedhead as Wall Art | www.raggedy-bits.com | #bedhead #sweetpickinsmilkpaint #oholive #raggedybits #farmhouse #wallart #diy #paint

 

 

Step 1 – Remove any unnecessary hardware from your bedhead. Mix your milk paint powder with warm water, equal parts,  and then about half of your extra bond in a container and let sit while you clean down your bed head. I used TSP and let dry. Mix your paint again gently before you start.

 

 

After finding this old bedhead on the side of the road it couldn't get into my boot quick enough! Sharing How to use an Old Farmhouse Bedhead as Wall Art | www.raggedy-bits.com | #bedhead #sweetpickinsmilkpaint #oholive #raggedybits #farmhouse #wallart #diy #paint

 

Step 2– If your bed head has a slight shine to it give it a light sand. In this case, I didn’t because I really wanted to get a nice chippy look. Apply 3 coats of paint letting each dry in between.  Once dry use your sandpaper to distress to your liking.

 

After finding this old bedhead on the side of the road it couldn't get into my boot quick enough! Sharing How to use an Old Farmhouse Bedhead as Wall Art | www.raggedy-bits.com | #bedhead #sweetpickinsmilkpaint #oholive #raggedybits #farmhouse #wallart #diy #paint

 

Step 3 – Using an old paint brush apply a coat of Dark Oil Wax. Let sit for about 20 minutes. Using a lint-free cloth lightly remove the oil wax. You want the oil to be still a little tacky.

 

After finding this old bedhead on the side of the road it couldn't get into my boot quick enough! Sharing How to use an Old Farmhouse Bedhead as Wall Art | www.raggedy-bits.com | #bedhead #sweetpickinsmilkpaint #oholive #raggedybits #farmhouse #wallart #diy #paint

 

Step 4 –  Apply a generous amount of Grit using a brush ensuring you get into all of the nooks and crannies. The best way I found was to pop some dust out onto an old plate and then apply.

 

 

After finding this old bedhead on the side of the road it couldn't get into my boot quick enough! Sharing How to use an Old Farmhouse Bedhead as Wall Art | www.raggedy-bits.com | #bedhead #sweetpickinsmilkpaint #oholive #raggedybits #farmhouse #wallart #diy #paint

 

Step 5 – Using a lint-free cloth buff away removing any excess grit until you get the desired effect.

 

After finding this old bedhead on the side of the road it couldn't get into my boot quick enough! Sharing How to use an Old Farmhouse Bedhead as Wall Art | www.raggedy-bits.com | #bedhead #sweetpickinsmilkpaint #oholive #raggedybits #farmhouse #wallart #diy #paint

 

 

Now that you have done all the hard work of getting your bedhead all pretty again. It’s time to put her somewhere special. We had a spot in our entryway which was craving a little something and she just parked herself in there and there she shall stay. No holes in the walls needed! (Hubbies very happy)
If you come across a bedhead that doesn’t have flat feet, adding some wooden balustrades from your local hardware or salvage yards will surely do the trick!

Be sure to check out below the other DIY Wall Art Projects from my Creative Blog Hop Pals below!
Happy Painting!



 

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After finding this old bedhead on the side of the road it couldn't get into my boot quick enough! Sharing How to use an Old Farmhouse Bedhead as Wall Art | www.raggedy-bits.com | #bedhead #sweetpickinsmilkpaint #oholive #raggedybits #farmhouse #wallart #diy #paint

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10 comments

  1. It looks awesome Sam! I just drove by one the other day, seriously, and I didn’t pick it up because I just didn’t know what to do with it and didn’t want to fill my storage room any more… arg, now I wish I had grabbed it. Maybe it’s still there, haha, I will drive back, 😉

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