On a recent junkin outing I found this poor old double size wood bed that had for sure seen a better day!
I heard her whisper... 'Help me! I need some love!'
She was jammed in between a few press board bed frames at our local ReStore, quietly calling out to me!
I named her Marj ❤
Her veneer was peeling, mainly at the back (thank goodness) & she was quite haggard but I instantly had a vision of the beauty she could become!
Here she is back at the workshop!
I forged ahead with wood glue (clamping overnight) & then wood filler on the back of the headboard because even though it was the back, i wanted to be sure she didn't have any rough edges. After the veneer was filled, sanded & fixed we were ready for paint!
I knew that the color needed to be light & I seriously had not painted anything white in a while! (hard to believe!)
I whipped out my latex paint & made up a batch of my chalky paint mixture (I'll do a blog post on that recipe soon) & then put it through a paint strainer making it 'sprayer ready'!
I like to spray large pieces like this because it gives a really nice overall smooth finish & she was destined to be a canvas for some roses so I needed her to be as smooth as possible.
I use a Mastercraft gravity fed paint sprayer (in case you're wondering) that is air fed by a compressor.
Here's the footboard basking (drying,lol) in the sun after a couple coats...
After fully drying & a soft sanding with a fine grit paper to smooth her out, I distressed all her pretty details to bring them out.
Then I went to town with my signature roses, hand painting to my hearts content. I really feel peaceful when I paint. I painted some of the trim a delicate yellow tone to :)
After her full on makeover, I went back with the sprayer & did 2 light coats of water based satin polyurethane to protect the delicate details.
Here she is all finished & gussied up, waiting for her her new mom to pick her up!
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