3.10.2016

Campaign Headboard Painted With Americana Decor Chalky Finish


Campaign Headboard Painted With Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint Carbon

Campaign Headboard Painted With Americana Decor Chalky    Finish paint Carbon

I got this campaign headboard a couple months ago with a bunch of other campaign pieces.  For a while now I have been curious about Americana Decor chalky finish paint so I decided this was a good little piece to try it out.  By the way this is not a sponsored post nor did I receive this product for free.  I bought it at Home Depot because I see it there by the paint mixing booth all the time and it's cheaper than it's competitor brands.

Americana Decor Chalky Finish Carbon

The paint is supposed to adhere to just about any surface with out sanding or priming.  I removed the campaign hardware and cleaned the headboard really good and applied the first coat of paint with out doing any other type of prep work.  No sanding and no priming!  I bought the Americana Decor in Carbon which is a nice, rich, black.  The paint went on smooth and dried quickly however I waited until the next day to apply the second coat.  The paint had good coverage but after the second coat I could still see some of the wood color showing through in some spots.  I really liked the way that it looked so I did not opt for a third coat.

Campaign Headboard Painted With Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint Carbon

The paint looked very matte and I loved the way it looked but I needed a top coat.  The website says you do not need to apply a top coat but I feel more comfortable giving my furniture a little extra protection.  I waited until it dried and applied Minwax paste finishing wax because I already had it on hand and I did not feel like spending extra cash to buy the Americana wax.  The last step was to use some elbow grease to buff the piece and give it a little sheen.  I usually clean up the hardware but these were still nice and shinny, so I left them as is and put them back on the headboard and that's it, I was done.

Campaign Headboard Painted With Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint Carbon

Campaign Headboard Painted With Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint Carbon

I love how the campaign headboard painted with Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Carbon came out.  The paint itself isn't bad, I did light coats so there's no heavy brush marks.  It had good coverage and adhered well with out the need for extra prep work.  I only used about a quarter of the 8 oz jar I purchased and it cost me about $9.  Overall it was nice to work with it and I'm glad I have a lot left over to use in another project.

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5 comments:

  1. This turned out beautifully! Can't wait to see it in a room :) Thanks for linking up to the Creative Circle and happy blogging!

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    1. Hi Tyler, thank you, I could envision this piece in a young mans bedroom, hopefully somebody buys it soon, ha!

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  2. Love how you transformed this headboard, Lilly! I love their paint, too. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

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    1. Thank you Kathleen, it was my first time using this paint and I really liked it! Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. I came back and NOW I can see this! YAY!

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