I had for some time wanted to do something about our headboard and footboard in our bedroom. It is dark wood with ornate carvings that I feel is a bit too formal for me now. I love the look of painted ornate wood, but I fear painting something that was so pricey, and that I still like, (but not love anymore.) I'm thinking white. I like the juxtaposition of the casualness of white and the ornateness of the wood.
Olive Rue recently had a post showing some ornately carved painted headboards. I showed my husband, who I thought would argue with me about painting the headboard, but he simply said, "go ahead, that would look great!" So now, the decision is mine. And I need your opinion!
Here is my current headboard. I took all the pillows off so not to distract from the headboard.
With a little photoshop magic, here is what my headboard would be white.
But then the walls would have to be painted. (This color looks so different on my mac than it does on my pc!):