I can’t tell you how many times I’ve ran across DIY headboards on Pinterest.
I’m confident DIY headboards could run Pinterest all by themselves.
Now, I’m not bashing on DIY headboards at all.
If you have patience and an insane amount of upholstery and tufting skills, then by all means make your own headboard.
However, I don’t.
I’m in favor of using what I’ve got.
This could also mean that I’m cheap. That’s cool too. I’ll own it.
I can paint a headboard faster than I can build one and cheaper too.
No, it might not look as chic as a velvet upholstered one would, but if it looks like any of these bed makeovers, I wouldn’t turn my nose up at it.
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Simple and Easy Bed Makeovers and Hacks
Americana style, anyone?
That red. Oh my. Makely Home killed it with this bold red headboard. Gail from My Repurposed Life went with a classic navy for this twin headboard makeover. Navy is always a good pick – it will never fail you. Both of them used their HomeRight Finish Max Sprayers to makeover the beds.
Shades of Green
I love the lines of Refresh Restyle’s headboard makeover, but I am also totally digging the bolder green hue on Jesse Coulter’s makeover.
I know. Jenna likes the green. Imagine that.
Play It Safe White
Play it safe with a classic white like Finding Silver Pennies and 11 Magnolia Lane did.
When in doubt, go for polka dots.
I’ve never been able to resist a good (and really easy to paint!) polka dot. After I sprayed this bed with my Finish Max, I popped on a few polka dots.
And if you just have to make your own headboard…
You can use these ideas to repurpose your old bed.
Domestically Speaking made a charming bench from an old bed and My Repurposed Life made simple coat racks. So clever! They both used their paint sprayers to get in the nooks and crannies with ease.
So are you a bed makeover or a DIY bed kinda person?
You know you don’t wanna miss any of this crazy.
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Mary Beth Elderton says
After some years of apartment hopping once the kids were grown, we have settled into a cute little 1950’s home. I have about 1000 projects lined up, and headboards for spare rooms are some of them! And bookcases. And organized closets. And end tables. LOL!
I will paint anything that holds still long enough!
LOL! Good one! I feel the same way!
Susan Dingman says
I would paint all the rooms in my house!!
Katie Persson says
We went the easy way out on our bedroom and bought a bed off amazon. But when it comes to other furniture, I’ll just end up painting what I’ve already got. I’ll just look at the crazy DIY table saw adventures on pinterest. lol!
Sandy A says
We have an old rocker and desk that are next on our list to paint. This would be such a great help…
Katie Persson says
We went the easy way out on our bed and bought one off amazon. We needed a storage bed. And my carpentry skills just aren’t up to that. I’ll just goggle all the pretty table saw adventures on Pinterest. Lol!
Karen J says
Just about everything; Kitchen cabinets, sofa table, end tables, dining table and chairs….
Jessica Underwood says
I have 3 dressers that desperately need painting!
Selma Harris says
I WOULD LOVE a finish max sprayer. I have quite a few furniture pieces I could use this on!! This would make life much easier as our budget is not allowing purchasing materials to make much so I have to use what I have and so I decided to MAKE IT OVER WITH PAINT!!!! Let the SPRAYING BEGIN!!! Ha.
our garage interior needs to be repainted badly! also our entire lower level… a 90’s entertainment center… a super dark sofa table that needs some color 😉
I need one of these ASAP! We have several painting projects that need to get done in the next 6 weeks (before my due date) to get ready for our new baby girl and get our older daughters new big girl room ready! Dressers, bed frames, bassinet… we’ve got it all!
Lisa Cooper says
The bedroom set that I was given on my tenth birthday is needing some love! I use it in my guest room and would love to update it with paint….turquoise or maybe lime green!
on all my bedroom dressers, bed frame, and some dining room itens, I also have some items that need refinishing
SONJA HANSEN says
I have about six lined up, but would start on an old oak dresser (55+) that is destined to become a buffet in my dining room.
Missy Hornsby says
I have a whole bedroom full of furniture that needs to be painted. The paint sprayer would save me tons of time!
Renee smason says
I have a spindle headbord/baseboard that is gonna take forever to paint if I don’t use a sprayer, so that will be my first project.
Hope Williams says
Oh I have way too many headboard/foot boards on hand! Waiting on a new sprayer that DOES NOT have this stupid little needle I can not seem to hold on to. Thank goodness for P traps!
I like the benches the best though!
I would paint my old dresser
I would love to have the paint sprayer to paint my bedroom furniture. It’s all different pieces I’ve bought over the years at yard sales and thrift stores but I’m sure if you I painted it all the same color it would look like a matching set.
I am looking to paint a second hand bedroom suite I inherited from my mother in law. This looks easy and amazing.
ken ohl says
We really need some remodeling in the bathroom and kitchen
steve weber says
We just moved so pretty much every room needs some new paint.
Debbie Reynolds says
I am new to painting furniture and I love it! I wanto paint everything!
Jamie Lynn says
all of them. all of the projects. …is that too broad? hrmph. well to be honest, i’d probably try it out first (since I’ve never used one before) on my garage door that’s in desperate need of a new paint job. i wouldn’t really have to tape anything off or prep much. and since i love playing with new gadgets the second i get them, that would probably be perfect!
Once we find the right house I’m going to become a painting fool! I have furniture I plan to paint, there may be fences and Lord only knows what else. If my family stand still I’ll probably paint them, too. I love that you’ve written how great a HomeRight paint sprayer is. I can buy one with confidence. I’m going to get one, one way or another.
Susan the Farm Quilter says
What perfect timing!! I just moved an old twin bed into a “new” guest room (the full-sized bed went with daughter to her new home)…it used to be her brother’s bed and he scratched some interesting things into the head and foot boards (drat the boy)!! After moving it, I decided I would really love to paint it…teal! Of course, I would then need to make a quilt to match it!! I was blessed to win a Homeright Finish Max sprayer, so I know what I’ll be using to paint it with!! Need to strip off the finish and sand out all the carvings!! Thank you for the inspiration!!!
Wendy Burchik says
I can not tell you how glad I am that you are doing this giveaway again! Please, please, please pick me!!! I not only want one of these Finish Max sprayers I need one! I really wish I could afford to go buy one, but the budget is too tight. Oh, how I long for this sprayer…
I would love to use this on these great chairs I have that need a new color.
Lori Bahn says
I just bought my daughter a vanity that I would use this one and put some more color on her walls. Thanks so much for a chance
mary ballerin says
Hi Jenna, I have my parents’ old 70’s entertainment center that held a honking big, heavy old school TV, stereo equipment behind a pull-down door underneath the TV, two doors on the very bottom and two ‘cubicles’ on each side for speakers and/or decor. I plan to flank each side of this piece with a pair of 70’s wood bookcase shelving units that I scored for $40 – a DIY wall unit media center with many shelves to decorate. All three pieces have Mediterranean style designs on the bottom doors, I’ll be buying some MDF or plywood. 😉 I’m not sure if I’ll paint it white or a light grey, thinking chalk paint, I’m a chalk paint virgin. I have an upholstered guestroom headboard and my bed is leather so although I like the old wood beds made into headboards I just don’t have a need right now. Thanks.
i have a long dresser that is in desperate need of a makeover.
Glenda B. says
I’m going to build a sewing table, a cutting table, & shelves for my sewing corner. This would be perfect! It would sure save a lot of time plus I would get a smooth, even finish, unlike with a paint brush. Thank you for the giveaway! Have a great weekend & God bless. Good luck all!
I would paint the antique dressing table that I just got for my daughter’s room!
I would use it on my back deck.
Heidi Embrey says
I would do the ceilings in my house..they are so hard to paint! Thanks 🙂
Kelly Nicholson says
Ikea’s Rast Night Stand Hack by The Tale of an Ugly House
looks like a good one
Kelly Nicholson says
need some outside house painting soon thanks
I saw the chalk paint sprayer and made me wonder if this would work for white board paint? I want to cover my entire office in white board! Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to play around with this!
Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof says
I don’t know why it wouldn’t work with white board paint, Shelley! I would just give it a little test first, before painting the whole room.
Jessica Menster says
I would use it on ceilings, dressers, headboards and I’m sure many other items!
crystal gibson says
I would use it when I redo my old china cabinet and bookshelf.
I’d put the sprayer to work on my fence first but I have a whole slew of refinishing projects I have lined up. Painting our buffet, a couple tables, my desk, file cabinet. I could put this to some serious work!! 🙂
Amy Z. says
I’d use this to help paint an old dresser and a couple nightstands!
Debbie Welchert says
My bathroom and laundry room definitely need a make-over and this would make it so much easier and faster.
I would use this sprayer to update a bookcase I got off of Craigslist.
Jessica Menster says
My ceilings first!
Kathy E. says
Oh, I’d love this! I’ve got an old bedroom set we gave to my son and he hates the finish on it. I would paint the whole set using this great sprayer and make us both happy!
I have some end tables & chairs that need to be painted…
[email protected] Teacher's Wife says
I am with you on painting headboards! I’m too chicken at this point to try anything fancier! We just bought a wooden bed for my 2 year old that needs a new paint job, but this is giving me this itch to get it done!! 🙂
CR Williams says
I would have to say m living room walls.
Anna Young says
I would use the paint for my kitchen table and chairs, I found a great table at a yard sale for a steal, it just needs some TLC!
Kaye Newman says
I would paint my patio furniture.
Carol Nine says
I would repaint all my bookcases and cabinets.
Lyndsey R. says
I would like to paint all of the headboards and foot-boards on the beds a cool new upbeat color. Thanks for the chance!
Jillian Brooks says
I want to repaint everything now.
Elizabeth B says
I would “freshen up” my lawn furniture!
Melissa Shirley says
I would repaint my sons old dresser in his room that needs some TLC
Cheyenne Wilkerson says
My family and I are moving and there is A LOT of painting to be done in the new house. Trim, cabinets, doors, walls. Everything lol. It’s would be very useful for me (:
Stephanie Olmsted says
I would use the sprayer to paint our bi-fold closet doors. I would use for kitchen cabinets too!
Tina W says
I would use it to repaint some used bookshelves. In orange!
Daniel M says
got a bureau that needs a makeover
Lesley F says
I have an old side table that I would like to redo
my picnic table needs some help
I would paint our dining room chairs and the wood paneling in our basement.
Leah Shumack says
This would make repainting my garage so much easier!
Bridgett Wibur says
I have some Adirondack chairs that I would love to repaint.
Anita k says
This would be perfect for our new grandsons room.thanks so much for sharing.
Ashley C says
I would spray my china cabinet! I have been wanting to paint it for awhile now!
Ellie Wright says
I would paint my back bedroom and laundry room.
kath g says
I have a whole basement full of furniture, shelves, and things just waiting for a good paint job that I would do right off the bat.
laurie murley says
I have a chest of drawers that needs to be painted and this would be great for me to do the job
Jennifer Clay says
I would use this to paint my kitchen cabinets.
tina reynolds says
I would use on redoing my daughters bedroom walls dresser and headboard
Jennifer Nielsen says
I have so many projects going on! My kids don’t want their original “Baby Colors” on any of their items anymore, I have 3 pieces of furniture sitting in my breezeway waiting to be brought back to life.
Candie L says
I have a window sill in my kitchen that needs to be gussied up. Thank you
Sarah Cool says
I have some older furniture- a bookshelf and a dresser- that need to get painted.
amanda sakovitz says
I would spray my dresser.
Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says
I would immediately start with a number of old white book shelves that I have been dying to paint for ages! Same goes for a couple of dressers. The big job we’ve been long procrastinatng on are our god-awful kitchen cabinets!
I would use it in my basement remodel.
Richard Hicks says
I would use it to give some book shelves a new coat of paint.
Jerry Marquardt says
My garage really needs some nice paint, and this would be perfect. It would save a lot of labor.
Lee McKeon says
I would paint my 2 outdoor wooden benches
I would paint our bedroom furniture