My neighbor asked me to paint this headboard for his granddaughter. His granddaughter’s bedroom walls are purple and she wanted the headboard to be white with purple dandelions. There wasn’t a lot of room to squeeze any dandelions on the top as it was, so the first thing I did was fill in the decorative groove with wood filler. I sanded the old glossy paint just to give it enough tooth for the primer to adhere. After the primer dried, I applied two coats of Rustoleum chalked in Linen White to the frame.
I had a dandelion stencil that was just a little too big but I made it work by turning the dandelions on their sides across the top piece. I had a smaller stencil that sort of looked like dandelion heads so I added them randomly across the bottom piece.
I decided to jazz up the spindles with a pink and purple ombre look. I also stenciled her first initial in the center and added some glitter paint on that as well as the center section of the spindles for a little extra bling! Sure hope she likes it!