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How to Update a Brass Headboard

How to update an old brass headboard to give it that farmhouse look. It's quick, easy, inexpensive and looks fabulous Today I’m back to share with you how I transformed an old brass headboard to look like the perfect farmhouse iron headboard and all I needed was 2 cans of oil rubbed bronze spray paint. I’d been wanting a headboard for the guest room for quite some time but you know how that goes, sometimes the guest room is the last to get any attention. 

Update an old brass headboard with oil rubbed spray paint to make it look like your favorite farmhouse styleWhen I did find the perfect headboard it just wasn’t in my price range so I decided to add it to my ongoing garage sale list I keep on my phone. I figured one of these days I run across something like I wanted or something I could transform to get the look. 

How to update an old brass headboard with spray paint to give it that farmhouse feelThat’s exactly what happened, while out garage saleing I came across the perfect makeover piece, an outdated brass (faux) headboard that still had all the hardware to go with it. And to my surprise they were only asking $2 for it. I pondered it for a while and then decided for $2 how could I go wrong, I’d find a way to make it work. 

How to update an old brass headboard to give it that farmhouse look. It's quick, easy, inexpensive and looks fabulous And that’s exactly what I did! I picked up two cans of spray paint in Oil Rubbed Bronze, gave the headboard a rub down to clean it with TSP, let that dry and started painting. I applied 2 coats of paint, brought it into the house, and attached it to the bed. The perfect farmhouse headboard that came to the grand total of $8 and 30 minutes of my time. Gotta love those garage sale prices!

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14 Comments

  1. Cheryl Major says:

    Dawn, the bed looks wonderful. I would have never guessed it was painted. That was cleaver indeed, and you can’t beat the price. !

  2. erika wilson says:

    i love it! what a great find and “do over”

  3. Kathleen G says:

    Good morning Dawn, spray paint has come along ways. Love the transformation and the shelves above the bed.
    Kathleen in Az

  4. Just GORGEOUS! I use spray paint for many of my projects, so many options. I love your “new” headboard 🙂

  5. Dawn, that’s the most amazing $2 bed I’ve ever seen!

  6. What a great way to makeover a faux brass headboard. I’ll be on the lookout for one to do for me.

  7. Frances Batson says:

    I love the bed. Great job. I could use a single just like that.

  8. Laura Harrie says:

    Dawn,
    You had a vision in mind and transformed your $2 investment into a fabulous find! Way to go, perfect headboard for your guest bedroom!

  9. Rondell Konat says:

    I have one down in the basement and was thinking of doing this. Thanks for sharing and you did a great job!

    1. Rondell, do it, you will be so happy with the outcome.

  10. Hi! I too snagged a great deal on a brass headboard and am looking to update it. Can you share which oil rubbed bronze spray paint you used? Yours looks great!

  11. Great job! Love those garage sale deals.

    1. Jeannie it’s amazing what you can find for a buck at garage sales.

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