Tuesday, June 17, 2014

French Provincial Bed


I found an old French Provincial bed at the Flea Market awhile ago and of course brought it home. 
Before:

I wanted to upholster the headboard and fancy it up a little.  I added a few appliqués from doityourselfchic.com and then painted the bed frame in white chalk paint.  After the paint had dried I dark waxed it and then added Rub n Buff to the details to give it a little more pizzaz   I bought velvet in a soft aqua color and after adding batting I stapled it to the head board and finsished it off with lace edging.  








The Foot Board







I love it even if my upholstery job is not perfect! 

18 comments:

  1. Oh, it is SO pretty. Just love the soft colors and feel. Beautiful!

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  2. Thank you Suzanne--I have wanted to try a velvet bed for awhile so this was my attempt!

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  3. Beautiful.....perfect to me! xo Diana

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  4. Beautiful!! Love how you added the fabric!

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    1. Thank you Martina-the velvet is so soft and pretty

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  5. What a beautiful piece, love the appliques.

    Cynthia

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    1. Thank you Cynthia-I love how it turned out!

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  6. Gorgeous! I have that same bed. It was mine as a child and now my daughter uses it. I painted it white but I love how you added fabric! I think I'll do that to mine too! Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thank you--I would love to see yours if you re-do it!

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  7. Found you on Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday. Love what you did with the headboard. I'm your newest follower!
    xo Kathleen

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  8. You always do such beautiful work, and this bed is no exception! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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    1. Thank you Alison-I like how it turned out too-wasnt sure if the vision in my head would come out but it did.

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  9. I'm working on the identical bed - how bizarre - and I can tell you without a doubt you've beat me hands down - this is just so beautiful !
    Love that you upholstered it - ( don't you just love the little footboard? )
    Hopping over from Coastal Charm
    Hugs,
    Beautiful job!
    XOX

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    1. Thank you Suzan-I can't wait to see yours on your blog--I do love the little footboard. I wanted to try something different with mine and try to make it more Frenchy.

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  10. What a beauty! LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Thank you Cindy-I wanted to try something new to me and so I went for it!

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