//When in doubt, paint it black!//

I've been stumped the past couple of weeks. I found this headboard a few weeks ago behind a theatre in my neighborhood. 

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As you guys know, I'm a fan of chinoiserie, bamboo furniture. I saw a glimmer of potential and decided I could clean it up a bit. I thought about white with neon pink or fuchsia accents, or mint with gold accents, but finally decided I'd give glossy black and gold a shot. . .   

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Not 100% sure I love it, but for $10 worth of spray paint and a little elbow grease this little guy could be re-painted into any other combination of colors in a single afternoon. 

I DO know I love the shams my sister made for me out of a sundress we had for years!

Here's the rest of "Kramer's room" thus far. It's one of the final projects to be finished in our house.

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I'm working up the nerve to reupholster my first piece of furniture, its a gooseneck rocker that belonged to my grandmother. 

Here are a few pieces of inspiration/ways you could use a vintage pice like the one I found in your home. 


Black, white and gold are always crisp and classic with a little attitude. 


Navy, Coral and golden-yellow would be a happy transitional pallet for a little chinoiserie piece like this guy. Great for a living room, kid's bed room, or doubled up to serve as a dining room buffet.  

Good luck DIY-ing!!  

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