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How to Paint a Headboard

I painted my headboard one day and made the bed up the next…

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This post is sponsored by HomeRight. The love of the sprayer and opinions are all mine.

Headboard - Paint it - Finish in an afternoon

We have a bonus room in the new house.  You know the kind…with the short walls.

Perfect for the older, shorter headboards.

Headboard - Paint it - Finish in an afternoon

The Homeright Finish Max makes any paint job easier.

Unlike other sprayers that I’ve used, this one is very easy to clean.

The cleaning part was what I dreaded until I tried the HomeRight C800766 Finish Max Fine Finish Sprayer (affiliate link).

I used Maison Blanche chalk-based paint and the color is Chloe, you don’t have to sand or strip. I like easy. All I did was clean the bed.

Thin the paint, according to the directions included with the sprayer.

Attach the suction tube with the angle pointed to the front of the cup.

The three way sprayer adjustment makes it easy to control your spray pattern.

Headboard - Paint it - Finish in an afternoon

After the paint dried, I brought the headboard in to distress the edges.

Headboard - Paint it - Finish in an afternoon

I finished it with light brown Antique Wax.

Headboard - Paint it - Finish in an afternoon

The bonus room will be used for more than sleeping.

There will be a t.v. and xbox in there on the opposite end of the sleeping area.

I wanted to keep things fun.

Headboard - Paint it - Finish in an afternoon

And the greens and blues are my favorite colors.

Headboard - Paint it - Finish in an afternoon

Speaking of fun, I remember taking naps at my Grandma’s house, sleeping on top of bedspreads just like this one.

Waking up with round dents in my face.

Headboard - Paint it - Finish in an afternoon

One bed complete and ready for guest.


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  1. What doesn’t need painting at my house would make a much shorter list! I have several furniture pieces that could use some updating and this would make the jobs less daunting, for sure!

  2. patio furniture


  4. Would love to win this! Been looking at these for a while to purchase.

  5. LOVE the color!! And you are right…that IS the way to paint a headboard! 🙂


  6. I have a beautiful 1920s china hutch that needs to be painted!

  7. My son has an old headboard and footboard that I would LOVE to paint in red and black to match his TaeKwonDo theme we are doing in his room!

  8. Cool sprayer! Amazing talent!

  9. The easier question would be what DOESN’T need painted!

    Hoping the Homeright sprayer works with chalk paint!

  10. I need to paint my 277 year old house we just bought in July.

  11. It turned out so cute… I am pinning!

  12. Oh I have wanted one of these for so long! I have 2 Adirondack chairs begging for a makeover!

  13. This old chest my mom gave me a few months ago need painting, this would help a lot to get the job done.

  14. What doesn’t need painting at my house would make a much shorter list! I have several furniture pieces that could use some updating and this would make the jobs less daunting, for sure!

  15. Love, love, love this. I have a headboard and dining chairs just waiting for this. What an awesome giveaway.

  16. I love the color you picked for your headboard and it looks fabulous. I have a 70s era big oval dark stained pine table that I have been dying to give a paint makeover to. The HomeRight sprayer would be a great help. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  17. Everything needs painting at my house! Thanks!

  18. would really like to try this, have many projects I could use this for. Thanks for the chance to win.

  19. I have never used a sprayer – would love to learn how to use one with this sprayer.

  20. I would love a paint sprayer. It would make my furniture painting projects go quicker.

  21. I have lots of projects with this cool tool!

  22. I have upper kitchen cabinets to paint – once my husband builds them – then I would love to paint my dining table and chairs, my living room walls, and a couple of mid-century modern pieces left in the house when I bought it! 🙂 Can’t wait!

  23. Oh wow this will make life so much easier!

  24. Oh that bedspread! Love.

  25. I would LOVE one of these!!! So many projects, so little time! This would certainly speed things up. Thanks for sharing your projects. This one turned out beautiful!

  26. I have some older furniture that sure could use a facelift

  27. All the projects I make for my booth, Rescued & Restored. It would make my life SO much EASIER!!!

  28. I could really use this! I eventually will be redoing all the molding in my house. This would help tremendously!

  29. Love the color of the headboard…and I’d love to win this!! Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  30. I have a headboard just like that. Thanks for info on antique glaze

  31. Oh my gosh, you have no idea how much I need one of these! I have been lusting after one of these for months. I just hope that if I am not the lucky winner of this giveaway, that Santa will keep in mind that I have been a Very Good Girl this year! 😉

  32. I would paint furniture for my guest bedroom – all DIY projects.

  33. Kitchen cupboards are in need of a facelift.. This sprayer would do the job!

  34. I have a couple random pieces of furniture that need some love….pick me!

  35. Great color choice, oooh I sure could use one! Heck lol…how can I become an ambassador?

  36. I love all the lines in that headboard – such a great piece! And that color – SO FUN!

  37. how fun is that color on that headboard!!!! love it!

  38. Oh I NEED this! Love the lines of that headboard, Debbie and the perfect fresh color choice! My grandmother had those exact bedspreads, too — I’d love to find two to put on the twin beds in my guest room. 🙂 Enjoy your day ~ xo Heidi

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