After much rain and great impatience on my behalf, I present to you Isobelle's new big-girls bed.
Now, remember our starting place...
the 1930's double bed from the bedroom suite I won on Ebay.
I sanded this lovely back with help from my gorgeous boys. The immediate results for sanding those parts of the bed that weren't timber veneer was just remarkable.
Next, came two layers of undercoat with another zap from the sander. Then, I used two sample pots that I had on board from one of my numerous trips to the Bunnings paint section: a beautiful blue and a whimsical pale aqua green. To be honest, I just blended those two colours together on the bed as I went along. I really loved the result from this in itself, but onwards I strove.
The top layer was a coat of pure white, mixed with one quarter Dulux Duck White - I wanted it to be a pure white, with the edge taken off, just a little.
Then came the part that killed my arm - sanding by hand. I had never done this before ever, and my, I have got to ask you lovely ladies that do this all the time - how do you stop your bicep on one side getting too much larger than the other? My arm killed for days after I had finished...but I have to tell you, the results were so worth it and I am ready to do it all over again.
So what do you think of my first foray into breathing life into an old piece?
I hope you are having a beautiful week.