Thursday, February 19, 2009

Another shabby chic makeover

So here is another before and after project that I just completed. I purchased 2 identical beds at an antiques/secondhand store in France. The 1st picture is the original finish which I then stripped and sanded off:


It took several hours and lots of elbow grease to take off the original finish

I didn't take pictures at each step, however you can see the finished product. I primed it with 2 coats of "The Gripper" (love this stuff!) and then chose an off white cream color. I applied an applique to give it a vintage feel. After a few coats of paint, I distressed it all over for a time worn look. Now it is ready for someone's bedroom. You can see Chloe's bed under my "Home Makeover" link.
Upclose view of the headboard with applique and distressing
The wreath applique

5 comments:

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love the new finish. It reminds me of the twin beds that I grew up with and I did the same thing to the finish when my girls were little. I recently had to get rid of them for lack of space, so your redo was a nice little walk down memory lane for me. Thanks

Madeline said...

Wow, what a beautiful transformation. I love it! Madeline

Allison said...

Nice job, as always :)

You are so talented my friend!

Jocelyn said...

You had such a vision for the beds! I'm impressed!

Madeline said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I had to come back for a second look at your gorgeous bed! I have two awards for you, drop by and see. Madeline