When I bought this old abandoned footboard I knew I could do something beautiful with it....mainly because it was already beautiful.
I debated and measured spaces for this pretty girl, but it just wouldn't fit on any of my walls near my front door. I really wanted to make this into a coat rack like this one from Centsationalgirl!! Isn't it just lovely!!!
I grew tired of looking at the footboard in the corner of the garage and decided to go ahead and paint it and if I ever decide to turn it into a coatrack I will already have the painting done. I was sitting in my living room thinking about where the footboard would fit and happened to look at the piano....EUREKA!!!! It has to be narrower than a piano! Well, it is only one inch smaller and I was a bit worried when I brought it into the house and I realized it was going to be close. I LOVE IT!!!!
The first thing I did was cut off those pretty feet. I hesitated, but they were going to interfere with the board sitting flat against the wall. I then made my own white chalkpaint and slathered the entire footboard with only two coats. I then took 220 grit sandpaper and got to work distressing all those great details. I love chalkpaint and REALLY love it's durability. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
This footboard really brightens up the top of the piano and I LOVE the old frame I was given on the right hand side!!