Kim from The Painted Poppy Studio was inspired by the color Sea Storm to create this whimsical octopus headboard!

And Why Not? #DIY #octopus #headboard #bedroom #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #tentacle #homedecor #ocean #underthesea - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Hi everyone! It’s Kim from The Painted Poppy Studio back again with something a little bit different for you…OK, maybe something a lot different! I know what you might be thinking. “Why did she put octopus tentacles on a headboard?” Well, the answer to that my friends is why not? 🙂 The idea for this actually came from a few different things like the fact that I live on an Island on the west coast of Canada and the paint colour I used is one of the new 2016 Spring/Summer limited edition colours called Sea Storm (All-in-One Decor Paint). Put those together with the desire to add a little trendy design element to a rather plain headboard and there you go! It was also inspired by an octopus dresser that I painted last year (please visit my blog to see that project).

Onto what the before looked like:

And Why Not? #DIY #octopus #headboard #bedroom #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #tentacle #homedecor #ocean #underthesea - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Now I’m thinking that this was someones Pinterest project gone wrong! I originally purchased this headboard as a project piece for my own room and 2 years later, it still looked like this. I have many project pieces in my house that always get pushed to the back burner in favour of other projects, but thankfully, none as “interesting” as this! 🙂 Anyway, I purchased a cast iron headboard for myself the other day so it was imperative that this headboard get its makeover now so it can go to another home.

And Why Not? #DIY #octopus #headboard #bedroom #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #tentacle #homedecor #ocean #underthesea - blog.countrychicpaint.com

I started out by filling in some of the larger blemishes on the headboard, sanding and then washing it all down. I decided to try my hand at some of the All-in-One Decor paints this time and I think that I’m in love! As I mentioned earlier that this is called Sea Storm and it covered over the 4+ layers of spray paints in one solid coat of paint and then some spot touch ups! I was so impressed at the coverage! I then added my tentacle design in Vanilla Frosting (Chalk Style) and gave it a final sanding before I put the finishing touches on it.

And Why Not? #DIY #octopus #headboard #bedroom #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #tentacle #homedecor #ocean #underthesea - blog.countrychicpaint.com

With the All-in-One Decor paints, you don’t need to put a top coat on them, however I love how you can age a piece with the Antiquing Wax so I put both Natural Wax on and the Antiquing Wax. I used both waxes because I wanted to tone down then intensity of the Antiquing Wax to preserve the beautiful colour of the Sea Storm paint. I then buffed this up to a very soft sheen and it’s now ready to add a little whimsy to someones coastal decor themed room 🙂



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Kim {The Painted Poppy Studio}

Hi there! My name is Kim Teasdale and I’m the owner of an itty bitty home business called The Painted Poppy Studio where I teach various crafting workshops and sell my upcycled creations. I’m a wife, mom, blogger and maker of all things, so please be sure to visit me over at my blog!

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