Bed Frame Gets A New Look

We had another custom order the other day. It’s very exciting to be hired by someone to refresh an item for them. It’s is quite surreal really. I worry that we will do it right. Will the paint run and create a drip I didn’t see? Will the distressing be too much or too little? Did I hear the order right? I am such a novice with this. My organizer side comes out and wants to put together a questionnaire and order sheet. My real life says I don’t have time to do that…just yet.

We met this customer at the Antique show we did in September.   She needed a bed for her daughter and she purchased one of our dressers and wanted the frame to be the same color and style.

This the before, as I think a few years back she had tried to finish it.  The headboard was partially primed, although we sanded the whole thing and all the pieces got new primer before painting.   We went with the distressed look in Lacey White again by BM.  My favorite color I think.   So much my favorite I’m working on an empire dresser with this color too!

Here is the bed frame before.   It is solid wood and is actually really pretty with the simple details of curves and bed pole knobs.

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Here are the after photos. It’s all set up in my dining room.  We needed to take photos before delivering it the next day and make sure it went together, as Bob changed out the bolts for attaching the frame together.    As you can see we kept the insides of the bed rails wood and stained and conditioned them.    We thought it might just distress too much with use.

The frame was only lightly distressed and sanded smooth with wax for it’s finish.   I think it’s pretty and would look great in any room.bedframe updated by bedframe updated by

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The client loved it and I’m happy about that!


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