Distressed Headboard With Baroque Design

Distressed Headboard With Baroque Design

Posted by DecoArt on Mar 18th 2014

Layering colors and distressing a stenciled image gives this flea market headboard new life.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • sandpaper
    • painter's tape
    • 2" chip brush
    • 5/8" stencil brush
    • petroleum jelly
    • wooden headboard



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Using 2" chip brush, basecoat entire headboard Vintage.
    2. With finger, spread petroleum jelly in areas you’d like base color (Vintage) to show through.
    3. Using 2" chip brush, coat entire headboard with Serene.
    4. Using sandpaper, distress areas where you placed petroleum jelly. (It will appear darker in these areas.)
    5. Place and center stencil; tape into place with painter's tape; and lightly dab on Relic with stencil brush. When finished, remove stencil.
    6. Lightly sand over stenciled design.
    7. Seal with your choice of either a Americana® Decor™ Crème Wax or a Americana® Decor™ Varnish.