Painting the Bed
This 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, 2 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 –
This 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.
You 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.
I 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.
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