Thursday, April 30, 2015

French Grey Bed

Last week  my friend had this bed that she did not want, but she did want a few vintage pieces I had so we swapped. 
Before:
This pictures makes the bed look like it is in better shape then it was really-lots of dings, scratches and discoloration 

I thought this bed would look good in a light Frenchy Grey, so I mixed Smokey Ash and Marshmallow Cream by  The Urban Rooster  until I got the color I was envisioning.  After I painted two coats of grey I hand painted the details in the Marshmallow Cream and then distressed.   The last step was to seal and age the bed by using AS dark wax and Tung oil.  

I was planning on taking staged photos for my blog of the bed, but my neighbor saw me painting the bed in my front yard and she bought it for her daughter before I could take more photos.  Luckily I did snap a few! 







I love the details!



The curved foot board is my favorite part of the bed! 




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    1. Thank you Linda-it was a great swap!

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    1. Thank you Rosemary-it turned out well!

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  4. So charming! I love it! I never in a million years would've pictured it in gray and now I can't picture it any other way. Ps...cute front porch!!

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    1. Thank you Kim-what a nice compliment! We are going through a major remodel so things around the house are not what they should be (messy)!

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  5. Another masterpiece! Maybe I should start working on all my projects in my front yard, then I wouldn't have to haul them around to the shows. Great job, and I'm sure it will be loved for years.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-I might have to start painting in my front yard more often!

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  6. It's a perfect color choice and I love the details in it. Having a neighbor seeing you paint it out in the yard make me think "Now that's a true yard sale!" :)

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    1. Thank you Robin-yes I agree true "yard" sale!

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  7. Really. Somebody didn't want this!? It's amazing, the colour and finish is stunning.

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    1. Thank you-my friend bought it to paint and then did not have time to paint it so it became mine!

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  8. So cool Darrielle. And swapping is a fantastic idea. I can see why your neighbour snapped this one up! Absolutely beautiful and those details are totally dreamy. :) Julie

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  9. The bed is magnificent and no wonder your neighbor bought it right away...it is a beauty!....Great job!

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    1. Thank you Shirley-I think it is a beauty now too!

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  10. That is one sweet swap Darrielle...and even sweeter that it sold before you even listed it! The bed is stunning and that is one lucky girl who is getting it.

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    1. Thank you Marie-I love when a sale happens before I even have time to list it. I wish it would happen more-ha ha ha

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  11. Wow, DD, what a gorgeous bed. It took my heath away!!! You did an amazing job!

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    1. Thank you Grace-I think it turned out wow too!

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    1. Thank you Cheryl-I like how it turned out too!

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  13. No wonder she bought it right away! Lovely!

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    1. Thank you Deb-it was a great looking bed!

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  14. Ooo I'm drooling over that bed! You are SO talented!

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    1. Thank you Anne-It is a gorgeous bed!

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  15. A bed fit for an urban princess! Love the color.
    And I love how you can see the potential in everything, a real talent!
    Amalia
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    1. Thank you Amalia-your compliment made my day-I do like to find things that need help and transform them!

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  16. The bed turned out so pretty! It's amazing how a simple coat of paint can turn something no-hum into something eye-catching!

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    1. Thank you Angelina-Paint can do wonders and it did to this bed!

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  17. It's beautiful. You did a great job with those details. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey www.irisabbey.com

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    1. Thank you Ann Marie-It took me awhile to hand paint the details but worth it!

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  18. Wow, that is gorgeous and one lucky neighbor!

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    1. Thank you Kim-I am glad the bed is going to a good home! She showed me a picture of it in the room!

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  19. Oh, my aren't you lucky? That is one gorgeous bed!
    JP

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    1. Thank you JP-It was nice to have it sold so fast after I was done painting it!

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  20. So beautiful! I love the color and finish you chose for it! Stunning!

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    1. Thank you Pam-I like how the color turned out too!

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  21. GORGEOUS makeover!! What a lucky neighbor!

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    1. Thank you Martina-I love how the bed turned out too!

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