We picked up this vintage iron folding screen at the Alameda Flea Market a few months ago, hoping it would work as a headboard but figuring if it didn't we'd use it in the garden. Luckily for us it fit the bed and space we had in mind perfectly, and has since become one of our all time favorite rehab projects.
When we first bought the screen it had the chipping white paint/rust shabby chic look that we would have loved oh-so-much five years ago, but some rust-killing primer and a few coats of satin spray paint (Rustoleum Painter's Touch in Summer Squash - the same color as the mirror
in the same room) made it much more current.
Anyone else out there with untraditional headboards?
• Look!: Painted Mirror
• Our Fireplace Before and After
• Painted Security Bars