Sheesh this just goes on and on, she was only gone a week! Apparently I did a lot of painting while "the Cat was away!" Anyhow, here is the bed that I promised yesterday. Just as a refresher I used the paint technique from Savvy Southern Style found here.
This is the bed before I did anything. It was a bit different from the previous post pieces that I did, as this one had paint on it already. Oil based paint someone had tried to get off and gave up. Then they "donated" it to us. Thanks, I have to love those people! I do admit it sat in the warehouse for a
Here is an area of the bed after the painting and then the distressing. I sanded (using 80 grit paper cause this technique looks best when its pretty scratchy looking) but only to the old paint which is the yellow that you are seeing. Where it shows bare wood it was already bare wood when I started.
This is a close up of the headboard finished. After I distressed I put a dark glaze over everything, which worked great in all the chippy parts and areas. It really is SHABBY looking though. I was not sure how long this would stay on the floor for sale. I believed it would take just the right person to want this.
Here it is all fluffed out in the store. Keep in mind our decorator uses just what we have in the store to make things work. She does amazing things, things we would never think of ourselves. But it seems to work. In that plate rack to the left of the bed on the wall, are bundles of books I was inspired to make after looking at a few peoples blogs. (big smile here I get so inspired my head is usually spinning with ideas.)
Apparently the painting method is a hit, the bed was on the floor exactly 24 hours and someone bought it. Bedding, mattress and all!!
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