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A wooden bedframe distressed with 3 colors

Last year I bought a very muddy and sad looking French Provincial bed frame.  I liked the shape but was not sure what to do with it exactly.  It took me a couple of weeks, Ok months, to figure it out:  I would paint this frame glossy fresh white with a small red line, why  not?

Well I took out the glossy Chef’s White and started painting.  The result was actually great, and when I painted a small red line, I messed up. it was still kinda OK, but it was not a neat line.  I had to do something about it and next I painted the entire bed frame RED….well that was wrong…..the shade I bought was Martha Stewart saffran red, not a nice red….


I decided to cool things off with Benjamin Moore’s Pewter grey that I still had.  That was a much better decision..


The last step was rubbing the frame with WATCO Danish Oil.  This is a nice  product that I use quite often.  The finish I have is natural,  not a dark stain color.


I am learning to pick the right color immediately, but that is actually not easy.  I hope this gets better with time.  The distressing was a lot of fun because I was not sure which color would come through.  Bit of red, bit of white…it is all there.  I finished it off with a wipe-on poly.  Just for endurance.




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