New Life for an Antique Bed May 31, 2013

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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5 Comments

  1. Karena on June 1, 2013 at 5:58 am

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

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

  2. Valerie on June 1, 2013 at 11:28 am

    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!

  3. Traci on June 1, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    So much better in the soft pink.
    Traci

  4. Shirley@housepitalitydesigns on June 5, 2013 at 11:14 am

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

    • Barbara Bussey on June 5, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      Thanks, sweetness. Are you still enjoying your collective?

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