I can just about always find something around my home for Kathleen's White Wednesday post on her Faded Charm blog. Finding the TIME to post something is another thing. But I always try to see what others have posted for White Wednesday.
This time I wanted to do a quick post on what I did with an antique Eastlake headboard. It was missing a major portion of what was probably inlaid walnut. I don't have a before photo but if you look closely at the top (just above where I have the antique frames propped against it) you can see where I added an inset of antique ceiling tin where the wood was missing. I cut the legs off so it would look more like a pediment than a headboard. And then of course I painted it white (which worked out really well since I had to add the ceiling tin) and placed it above my mantle. This is a very tall fireplace in a room that is 20 feet tall, so I really wanted something large and tall and striking so it would stand out. I have enjoyed it there, but I am going to be selling this house (sigh) and will have to find another place for it. Maybe I can get an idea from the other White Wednesday posts?