Thursday, February 21, 2013
Frenchy Bed Makeover
I've had some comments about my header picture, in particular the bed in the garden. Since I've never done a before and after post about this bed, I decided I'd better just do it! I found this little vintage bed at a garage sale last Spring. The $5.00 pricetag made it too good to pass up! Do people really know what they're giving away? I think not.
When I began browsing through my pictures I saw that on the same day that I set up my bed to take "after" pictures, I also took a ton of pictures of the flowers in my garden. Looking outside at my barren winter garden it is hard to believe it was so colorful last year.
Before I get to the pics of the bed, allow me to detour a bit and take you on a full color tour of my garden last summer. Hopefully you'll catch a glimpse of Spring, warmer weather and sunshine. We long for sunshine here in the PacNW. Hence, the jumbo sized bottles of VitD and the Happy Light Deluxe Energy Lamp by the bedside!
How was it? Did it make you want to start planting? Still too cold here . . . but I digress. On to the "after" pics of my Frenchy bed. Painted in Annie Sloan Pure White Chalk Paint, trimmed in Duck Egg Blue, antiqued with a little silver Rub 'N Buf, and then sealed with ASCP Soft Wax. Here is a peek at a leg first . . .
Here is the headboard with a wood applique' I purchased online and applied with wood glue. White paint, followed by blue, then distressed and sealed.
And here is a picture of the headboard and footboard together in my garden. It looked so nice set among the flowers.
Of course I didn't leave it there. Off to the "store" in my garage it went, along with all of the other furniture I am getting together to begin selling . . . somehow . . . Etsy? Craigslist? I'm still trying to figure that out and I'm certainly open to suggestions from those of you who've had some some experience selling their furniture.
So that was one of the first pieces I ever painted using Chalk Paint and I loved it so much it ended up in my header, along with my New Picture Frames post, my paint and brushes display and my Old Things New Button . . . which, by the way, you can grab on my sidebar!
I hope you all enjoyed a little stroll through my garden.
Many blessings to you,
P.S. In case you are interested I did a review of Three Homemade Chalk Paint Recipes in a previous post. I love ASCP but I also love making my own chalk paint from time to time. It has been fun to play around with the huge selection of colors available at my local paint supply store.
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