By Julie Shaver

Published on August 3, 2015

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When it comes to updating a piece of furniture, often paint is the best answer. It’s typically a quick and inexpensive way to breathe life into tired looking furniture.

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Before: The headboard in our master bedroom was in desperate need of an update. With a minimal budget, I decided to turn to paint. The result was a DIY that I love!

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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 brought home several paint chips to see how they would look in the room.

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The 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 costs down was key with this update. I opted to buy fabric and sew the pillow covers myself. It may sound daunting, but sewing pillow covers is really a great project for beginner and experienced sewers. If you’re too nervous to tackle a zipper, you can opt to make an envelope closure.

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The side tables were originally the same color as the headboard, a touch of white spray paint and gold for the hardware gave them a fabulous new look. His and hers art pieces and lucite lamps on either side finish off the space.