Lately I have been so busy with my fiber arts, lots of knitting and crochet, it is about time for a fun furniture re-do. More than 2 years ago I purchased two Drexel French Provincial twin beds. With the original finish almost gone, I decided to paint them. One of the beds I re finished two years ago with home made chalk paint in a grey or taupe shade (very similar to ASCP in french linen), you can find the blog post here. I decided to paint this bed in a soft shade of mauve pink and at Sherwin Williams I found my match: “delightful” is a light mauve and perfect for this project.
As always I first clean the furniture thoroughly and I give it a good sanding. One coat of Zinsser primer, sanding, and two coats of SW delightful. Do not forget to sand in between the coats of paint, you will see the difference if you don’t do this step. Here is a before picture:
I liked the floral carving on the bed headboard and decided to use candle wax on the image before priming. By doing this I created a slight color contrast. The bed was only lightly distressed and last but not least I gave it two coats of polyurethane for endurance. What do you think of the transformation?
This bed had not only a head- and footboard but also the sides:
The customer I sold it to was re-creating her childhood bedroom. This bed ended up in the right place!
As you can see, the flower carving is still visible.
Thank you for reading my post and I always love to hear from you!