Friday, August 29, 2014

The teal bed

There are a few types of furniture I would love to find and old wooden beds are one of them. I have wanted to paint one for ages. I ran across this bed at an estate sale but had to leave it behind because it was too spendy. I happened by on the third day of the sale and the bed was still there. I got it at a fraction of the original price.

I wish I had photos of the headboard being tied to the top of my car with baling twine. Priceless.


I love the rustic carving.

I painted a couple side pieces to complete the set. If I'd had time to paint a dresser before the Tie Days show i would have. Hmmmm. I still could, i suppose.

I didn't do any glazing because I felt the details were strong without it.

I used a teal DIY chalk paint mixed from all the teal samples I had in the garage. Then I ran out of paint. Mr. Bad had more paint matched for me but .... it didn't match. I had to mix mix mix until it did. Lesson learned - always use the Benjamin Moore dealer. They get it right.

Added bonus, here is Inspector 22 hard at work on his first assignment.

Linking to:
miss mustard seed
be different act normal
nifty thrifty things
shabby nest
funky junk interiors
the dedicated house


  1. good kitty! Glad to see they are taking the job seriously.

  2. Inspector 22 has some big shoes to fill! That bed is gorgeous.

    1. I loved that bed! It sold before I even got it out of the yard.

  3. Love all the lines and details on this bed. Love the color. Did not know BM carried milk paint. Will have to look into that. Fine inspection job by inspector 22.

    1. No, they don't have chalk or milk paint. I have them mix the Aura flat paint, then a DIY chalk paint can be added, depending on what I'm doing.

  4. Beautiful bed! I love the color!

  5. Oh my, I love this, the color is fabulous! Featuring later today, thanks for linking up to Inspire Me Monday!

  6. Alright, two weeks in a row! You are one of the features today at The Round-Up from the Before & After Wednesday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can see your feature. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse