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