Published on June 16, 2015

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When it comes to updating a piece of furniture, often times, paint is the best answer. It's typically a quick and inexpensive way to breathe life into an old piece. 

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Before

: The headboard in our master bedroom was in desperate need of an update. 
Working with a minimal budget, I turned to paint. The result was a fabulous DIY that I still love to this day!

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I chose to go with a lively blue. It was a fun and slightly bold choice, but it was exactly what the room needed. Prior to choosing this color, I experimented with several paint chips, to see how they would look against the room.

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The chosen color palette was inspired by a beautiful watercolor of an iris that we have hanging in our room. Blues, purples, and touches of gold can be found throughout the room.

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Keeping the cost down was key in this update. When it came to the pillow covers, I opted to buy fabric and sew them on myself. This may sound daunting, but it's a really great project for those with all sorts of sewing experience. If you're too nervous to tackle a zipper, you can opt to make an envelope closure instead. 

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While the side tables were originally the same color as the headboard, a touch of white spray paint and a bit of gold for the hardware, gave them a fabulous new look. We finished off the space with his and hers art pieces, and a pair of chic lucite table lamps.

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