Old Waterbed Headboard Turned Shabby-Chic


I found this old, 1980's era waterbed (remember those?) headboard at a yard sale. I thought it would make a cute entertainment center or display cabinet. After sanding the original finish off, I used Rust-oleum American Accents Ultra Cover latex paint (Heirloom White). I love this paint because it only took one coat for complete coverage. I replaced the glass in the cabinet doors with chicken wire to give it a rustic, country feel. Finally, I sanded the corners in order continue with the rustic look. I love this piece! My favorite paint to use is Rust-oleum's American Accents. It works just as well as those more expensive brands AND it is much cheaper. 



New Purpose

I plan on using this as our new entertainment center. We will mount our flat screen above it and place all of our DVDs in the chicken wire cabinets. I plan to put pictures, my DVD player, & our satellite box on top, too. SUPER CUTE! It goes great with my other rustic, country-themed furniture and decor. 

Steps to Transform

1. Sanded the original finish

2. Painted one coat of Heirloom White colored Rust-oleum American Accents paint

3. Replaced glass in cabinet doors with chicken wire 

4. Sanded corners & edges

Rust-Oleum Products?

Rust-Oleum American Accents Latex Paint- Satin (color-Heirloom White)

Other Products

1. Dewalt Hand-Sander

2. Recycled Chicken Wire


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