One of the spare bedrooms has vintage furniture. It’s been looking a little worn and time for a furniture refresh with chalk paint.
You can see the scratches and wear marks on the headboard. The old paint started coming through. This bedroom will be updated this summer. Therefore, it was time to tackle the furniture.
I always wanted a curved vintage bed for our spare bedroom. Years ago, I friend found this in Pennsylvania. She wanted the dresser and I wanted the bed. The bed costed me $100.
This photo isn’t the best but you can see the ugly color. Let me tell you, the photo shows the color lighter. It was the ugliest green paint E-V-E-R! And, I love green but not this yellowish baby poop color green. Literally, it was a horrible color.
Originally, I painted the piece in Annie Sloan’s French Linen and Pure White for the trim. Shortly after moving here to the new house, I had started working on the footboard of the bed.
My favorite Chalk Paint to use is Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint. The first two coats will go on streaky. You just need to be patient. When you get the finial coat on, it will look amazing.
To start the project, I began by painting the center wood piece. With a fine grit sanding block, I sanded the scratch marks on the headboard from the grandchildren. Not sure what they used on it but they were pretty little when it was marked up. A light sanding will help the paint to go on more evenly.
This photo is with two coats of chalk paint. Because I am using Pure White, it will take four coats total for full coverage. Typically, I will allow the paint to dry for 2 hours in between coats.
Never worry about it looking streaky. The third and final coat will look amazing.
Here is the third coat and it’s evening out.
Now look at that final coat going on and starting to dry. That’s the wild and interesting thing about working with Chalk Paint.
It turned out beautiful. In a couple of days, I will seal it with Hemp Oil. Usually, I like to let the paint cure for a couple of days before sealing it. You can use clear wax too. Before sealing it, I may distress it a little more.
Here is a view of the entire bed. I need to put the dust ruffle back on the bed.
The nightstand got a fresh coat of paint too and has been distress again.
Look at that sweet stool. It was purchase from Pennies and Ivy. She makes the most beautiful items from vintage finds. You have got to check her out.
When I begin this summer project, all of the furniture and carpet will be staying. The walls, lighting and bedding will all be updated to transform this room into a beautiful French Country Bedroom for my grandlittles. I know the girls will love it. My mood board is ready and soon my products will arrive. It’s so exciting!
Pop over to take a look at the vintage vanity that I painted for my bedroom. You can find the post here.
Looking for more inspiration
Looking for more inspiration in furniture transformation? I got you!
Here are some amazing projects from talented bloggers:
- Repurposed Dresser Converted To Bathroom Vanity by Reinvented Delaware.
- French Country Cottage Sideboard by A Loverly Life.
- My Chalked Painted Chair by Cottage In The Mitten.
- Painting Upholstery Fabric With Chalk Paint by Stacy Ling Bricks ‘n Blooms.
- An Easy Wooden Chair Makeover That Will Blow You Away by Home With Marieza.
- Making A Cabinet New With Chalk Paint by Cloches & Lavender.
- How to Bleach and Age a Wood Table by J Dub by Design.
- Limed Oak Table–The Easiest Makeover by The Everyday Farmhouse.
- Whitewashing Made Easy: Upcycling an Old Coffee Table by The Handcrafted Haven.
- Antique Looking Stool – At Home DIY March Challenge by Zucchini Sisters.
- Beautiful Boho DIY Cane Cabinet Makeover by Palmetto Highway.
- How To Make A Ruffled Chair Skirt by Exquisitely Unremarkable.
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