French Impressions Part II

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Painting the Bed

French Impressions II closeup king bedI am in the process of changing the look to our bedroom by painting the bedroom furniture. Last week I shared with you the dresser I painted in French Impression.

French Painted Dresser 7This is a striking difference from the previous look. You can read the post here.

French Impressions II beforeThis is what our bed looked like before painting. I decided to try one of the homemade Chalk Paint recipes – Since I had Plaster of Paris on hand, that is the one I chose. I read these reviews: 1, and 3 Each of these bloggers ultimately liked the recipe with Calcium Carbonate best. I found that the recipe with the Plaster of Paris worked beautifully. I also created a glaze  to antique the bed, rather than usuing antiquing wax –

French Impressions II king bed right viewThis is how it now looks, painted. The Plaster of Paris recipe is attributed to our dear blogging friend Sharon from Elizabeth and Co. You can see the recipe here and her beautiful results – love the color! I really do like the option of making your own Chalk Paint.

French Impressions II footboardI was imitating the scrollwork on the headboard in the footboard, normally you really can’t se the footboard because of the settee that sits here.

French Impressions II bed to dresserYou can see in this picture the two pieces I have painted and antiqued.  The dresser was created using Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint and Antiquing Wax. The two painting types are going pretty well together. Dearest likes the color and the stain – he says the room is looking brighter.

French Impression II king bed right sideI am really liking the change – all of this began as inspiration from one of my favorite decorating books by Betty Lou Phillips. In her many books you can see wonderful examples of French and Italian decor style as well as the history behind these looks.

French Impressions II bed afterI am now working on the nightstands – they’ll be quite different, yet compliment the bed and the dresser.

I am sharing this post with these Delightsome blog parties:

Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage

Make-It-Pretty Monday’s at The Dedicated House

Metamorphosis Monday@ Between Naps on the Porch

Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
You’re Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe With an E
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Cottage Style Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Ivy and Elephants for What Is It Wednesday
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine’s Corner
Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home on Thursday
Shabbilicious Friday @ Shabby Art Boutique
Feathered Nest Friday at the French Country Cottage
Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed
Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Friday
Home @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Open House @ Bernideen’s Teatime blog

Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper
Sunny Simple Sunday at Sunny Simple Life

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