Step one: Clean and wipe all the dust off the headboard. Fill holes with wood filler if needed.
Step two: Paint the entire headboard with Chalky Finish Paint in Rouge. Let each application dry before applying another layer of paint. I needed three applications to completely cover the dark wood.
Step three: Accent parts of the headboard with a lighter color. First, paint the desired area with a single application of Americana Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint in Cottonball.
Step four: Paint over the Cottonball paint with multiple applications of Dazzling Metallics in White Pearl to achieve the desired finish.
Step five: Finish the entire headboard with Americana Soft Touch Varnish. Use the round waxing brush to apply the varnish, then polish it with a soft cloth.
Step six: Drill holes where the knobs will go, and screw the knobs into place.
My kids really love this piece! I lean it against the wall over my fireplace, and the kids can see and touch their stockings safely. It makes a great decorative piece for the room, too. Have fun crafting and creating for the holidays with thrifted finds from Goodwill San Antonio! Here are some more holiday Goodwill projects you might enjoy: (click HERE for tutorials)