I have this old mantlepiece from my grandfathers house. I've stripped it and i think it would be cool as a headboard for our bed. I'd like some opinions on what to do with it. I'd like to lighten the color- you can't stain things white can you? Maybe a crackle off white paint. What do you all think?
as you can see my bedspread is red, it would be nice if the mantle complimented it as well.