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 starsSmile
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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Crystal Lynn Fiorito said...

That is so adorable!

Meg and Mum's said...

This is so cute! He looks so happy. I'd love it if you shared this at my Saturday Splendour Party at :)

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

This is so stinkin cute! I am having my first ever link party starting at 7pm MST tonight and I would so love it if you came to link this (and any other of your projects) up!

Debby said...

You did a great job. He looks so sweet in his new bed.

Jennifer said...

It looks fabulous Michell! I love it. So creative you are.

At The Picket Fence said...

Absolutely darling Michell! I love the colors and the details on it are so perfect. :-) You are so creative and what a lucky boy to be on the receiving end of his mommy's talent! Thanks for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday!

sstone said...

What a VERY cute bed. What a special thing to do for him.:)

Jennifer Juniper said...

I could totally see this in Pottery Barn Kids catalog! Great job!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that turned out so cool! he must feel so loved- sure looks like it! said...

Projector/Stencil trick = BRILLIANT! Thanks!

Lindsi B said...

Love it! My mom just bought some used bunk beds for my kids when they stay with her and this is a GREAT idea that I will have to pass along to her! Would you please share this with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays linky party?

Brassy Apple said...

thanks for linking up to Make it Monday!

I love chalk paint! the bed turned out fabulous! :)

Christine said...

I LOVE the headboard! The writing is soooo cute!!!

Would you PLEASE link this up on my blog?

asima khan said...

You have an amazing talent. Top quality furniture company

Kurt said...

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