Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Custom Bed Reveal

I recently refinished this bed for a friend. I'd have shared it before now, but in my hurry to get it to her, I forgot to take an AFTER picture! I've had to wait until we could get a couple of  quick shots in. Can you believe I forgot the most exciting part?!?! 

This is what I started with:

It wasn't bad to begin with, but it was a little rough looking like it had been loved a lot over the years:)

Looking a little beat up.

It was a great old pineapple twin poster bed and we were redoing it for a little boy's room. She already knew what color she wanted - Brick Red Milk Paint. So, I went to work sanding it down some to get all the years of "stuff"  and "love" off of it (including some OLD nicotine that I could barely smell when I used a wet rag to take off the sanding dust!).

To be honest, if it had been mine, I would have been really tempted to leave it like that and just wax or poly it. I loved the rough distressed look for a boys room...besides...that's the look they give everything anyway:) But, this rough look is not her style.

I just loved this roughed up look on such a traditional piece..."juxtaposition", oh yeah!

Instead, like a good painter, I did as I was asked and put the red on. I mean...that's what I was getting paid to do! It kind-of needed just a little "umph", so I took a mix of my acrylic paints and a tiny bit of metallic black and made a watery glaze. I dry brushed super light and glazed over the red, then wiped the excess off. I loved the final look. How about you?

All comfy now in the big boy room. Thanks for the pictures, "friend". I'm still kicking myself for forgetting them!

See the faint glazing?

It is beautiful! O güzel! Es ist schön! Det er smukt! Es hermoso! Il est beau! انها جميلة!
(Yes, I look at my stats:) I appreciate ALL my readers!)

I wonder how long it will look like this in a little boy's room? Hmmmmm.....!

Miss Bee

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  1. It turned out great! Very pop op to me! Hugs- Diana

  2. Glad you left a comment so I could find your blog. I think we have a lot in common, I love your thinking and your style. I will be adding you to my blog roll on the sidebar so i can see your latest creations!

  3. great red friend! love it....


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  5. Very nice! This is such a great way to bring a pop of colour to the bedroom!


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