Re-Furbished Toddler Bed
I have been working on my son’s room…..
I can’t wait for it to be done and show you all the BIG reveal!
But for now here’s his ‘new’ bed!
Remember the bed I did before…HERE
I purchased 2 bed frames on Craigslist earlier this year…
I had planned on making a bench out of one but had a change of plans.
I sold this bed and re furnished the other for my son’s room.
Both the beds had some damage and needed to be patched and sanded….
I use Elmer’s wood filler in the grooves and sanded smooth.
I then painted 2 coats of Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in Primer Red!
I have tried all the homemade formula’s going around but
NOTHING compares to the REAL stuff!
This frugal girl knows this paint it’s worth every penny!!
And there she is with 2 coats of Primer Red….
No need to prime or sand…just PAINT!
This paint dries very fast so in less that an hour this bed is painted!
Since I have the worst handwriting in the world….
I used my trusty projector to trace my quote!
Since this IS chalk paint and acts as a chalk board before it’s waxed…
I simply used a piece of chalk to trace the quote.
and here it is written in chalk and ready to paint!
I also added a moon and a few stars
I used ASCP in Old White to paint the quote, stars and moon.
I actually was just gonna leave it all white and distress and wax it…
but a friend suggested I paint the moon and stars in bright colors..
so I did!!
OMG! Isn’t it FABULOUS!!
Thank you for the wonderful suggestion Rafael!
I used ASCP’s in Arles for the stars and Aubusson for the moon.
I then sanded to whole bed….
some people use clear wax before sanding but that’s just a preference.
Waxing first eliminates chalk dust BUT also fills your sand paper with wax.
See the chalk dust??
I just sanded a few areas so the beautiful wood peeked through…
oh and I added a few stars to the foot board too..
I used Annie Sloan's clear wax on the whole bed…..
Oh how I wish you could feel the softness of this bed after it’s waxed!
It feels and looks like it came from a VERY expensive store!
My sweet boy LOVES his ‘new’ bed!
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