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  1. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
    March 22, 2011 @ 11:33 pm

    I have, Julie, and sometimes I listen and other times I don't. : ) Funny that I do like the piece whichever way I go. Your headboard turned out beautifully. I have decided to look for something similar to this to put an end to my "do I go wood or upholstered?". If I find one like this I can have it both ways by putting some upholstery in the recessed panels.


  2. NanaDiana
    March 22, 2011 @ 11:38 pm

    Julie~ That is a sweet headboard. I have had a hard time parting with many of the pieces I have redone over the years. I love this piece that you did and would have a hard time parting with it too! xxoo Diana


  3. Oonafey
    March 23, 2011 @ 12:40 am

    She's lovely! I'm glad you left her perfect. I had planned on distressing our china cabinet and didn't. And then our media cabinet… and didn't. I have a VERY hard time making something "shabby" on purpose…


  4. Jo - To a Pretty Life
    March 23, 2011 @ 12:49 am

    Oh, I've definitely got refinisher's reluctance regarding my coffee table trunk. I painted it army green weeks ago, and I've been intending to cover that with a really distressed colour…not sure which colour. But I still love the army green. And I've been surprised that it has no scratches yet, even with my two hooligans running around.


  5. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    March 23, 2011 @ 1:00 am

    yes, that one would be hard to party with- it is gorgeous! love the caning and the pretty details!


  6. Nicki
    March 23, 2011 @ 1:20 am

    What a beautiful headboard!! I have an antique buffet (velvet lined drawers and all) and it's all scratched up. I want to paint the beauty SO stinking bad… but I just can't bring myself to do it! I'm in the middle of painting my dining chairs that I ate on growing up… that was hard too!


  7. Chrissie
    March 23, 2011 @ 1:39 am

    So pretty! I have the same issue when it comes time to distress or glaze. I am always glad in the end when I do, but sometimes I just don't. Your headboard looks great just as she is!


  8. raddesigning
    March 23, 2011 @ 3:28 am

    love it! I'm working on a project right now that is super exciting. I'm bringing an old 70's stereo console back to life! Its been a challenge but super exciting to see how shes getting her sexy back:

    (btw… dont be afraid of the link- its stripping furniture not clothes : )


  9. Emily @ RemarkableHome
    March 23, 2011 @ 3:29 am

    I am having refinishers reluctance right now on a buffet I got out of someone's trash. I have stained the top a dark ebony, and now I am just not sure what color to paint the bottom!! I know I can paint over it if I don't like whatever I choose, but I don't want to work that hard!

    The headboard is beautiful. I also love that bed from Ballard. Caning is so pretty and feminine!


  10. Emily @ RemarkableHome
    March 23, 2011 @ 3:31 am

    PS. I would love for you to stop by my new blog if you have a minute:)


  11. Madigan at madiganmade
    March 24, 2011 @ 1:07 am

    Oooh. I love the headboard in white! It looks perfect, I would not have distressed either.


  12. LowCountryLiving
    March 24, 2011 @ 1:39 am

    Absolutely beautiful! I love it and I would be reluctant to do anything else too. I had the same issue with a headboard I did a few months ago and I still haven't done anything more to it.


  13. Chelsea {twotwentyone}
    March 24, 2011 @ 1:43 am

    Gorgeous! It's perfect! I've been looking for a headboard like this to refinish for our guest bedroom. I can't wait for the garage sales to start up! 🙂


  14. Ashley White Interior Design
    March 24, 2011 @ 3:15 am

    Beautiful! I love the caning! 🙂


  15. Joselyn
    March 24, 2011 @ 5:02 am

    Visiting from Shabby Chic Cottage. Your headboard turned out great! Second guessing refinishing decisions is part of the creative process. I do it a lot. If I really can't decide, then I will live with it and re-evaluate after some time has passed.


  16. Ashly@Moon Walk
    March 24, 2011 @ 2:51 pm

    Looks great!


  17. Kristy Carberry
    March 24, 2011 @ 5:16 pm

    Yes, I have this almost every time I paint something. It's so hard for me to distress!


  18. Kristy Carberry
    March 24, 2011 @ 5:17 pm

    By the way, it turned out beautifully!


  19. alison
    March 24, 2011 @ 7:31 pm

    so pretty…it never ceases to amaze me that a simple coat (or two) of paint can utterly transform a piece like this.




  20. Christine @
    March 24, 2011 @ 11:16 pm

    I like her the way she is now too. super cute!


  21. The Rusty Bucket
    March 25, 2011 @ 7:10 pm

    Refinishers Reluctance? All the time! I'm still new to painting furniture but you'd think painting at least one item a week for almost a year would cure any apprehension. I do the shabby thing pretty good. I would love to try a glaze but I start shuffling my feet and meander to another project before I can 'wreck' my hard work. It's alway, "Maybe next time."


  22. Pam
    March 26, 2011 @ 12:23 pm


  23. Pam
    March 28, 2011 @ 12:30 am

    Very pretty headboard. I have refinisher's reluctance eacxh and every time I go to distress something. And it is magnified by my husband that always tells me it looks awesome after I have painted it. So then I second guess my plan to go through with the distressing. I just have to learn not to show it to my husband until it is 100% done.


  24. Meg
    March 28, 2011 @ 12:33 am

    You're right! Some things don't need the distress…they are perfect as they are! I agree with your decision on this one, it looks fantastic!


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