May/31 2013

New Life for an Antique Bed

One of my dear customers, bought this bed and dresser, at the shop, for her daughter, before I could paint it.

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This was one of our most challenging projects. These pieces had been neglected for some time. Mr. Wonderful worked his magic on the bed and Patti and I took it from there.

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This filler was our magic ingredient. It’s super easy to work with. It takes sanding and paint beautifully.

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A soft pink chalk-based paint, was the customer’s color choice and I used a cream colored paint, mixed with clear wax, to highlight the molding.

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The new owners stopped by the shop today, to see their baby and were very happy with the new look!

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Hopefully, it will serve as a sweet dream factory for another hundred years! Next…the dresser!

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Your Thoughts?

  1. 06/1 2013

    Really beautiful Barbara. remember that Chinese chest I told you about? It need that spackling!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  2. 06/1 2013

    Beautiful! I think that was the piece Patti was working on last Wednesday when I was there for the paint class. Looking forward to seeing the dresser!

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  3. 06/1 2013

    So much better in the soft pink.
    Traci

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  4. 06/5 2013

    Gorgeous Barbara!…I would be happy too with the results!…Great job…and nice to know about that filler!

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    Barbara Bussey Reply:

    Thanks, sweetness. Are you still enjoying your collective?

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