The client who purchased the gorgeous dresser that I painted in Duck Egg blue recently, also purchased the matching bed. She’s not putting them in the same room though. The dresser was for her own bedroom, and the bed is intended for her daughter’s bedroom and she wanted it painted white. I am still a big fan of white painted furniture, although I don’t do as much of it as I used to. I knew this bed would be gorgeous no matter what color it was painted though.
Am I right?
But let’s go back to the beginning of the story. This bed had some damage on the footboard, which you can see here.
I sent it home with Ken for repairs. He chiseled the break so that it was even, and then glued in a piece of wood to patch it. Here is how it looked with the patch in place.
If you haven’t heard me say it before, I’ll say again, I am very lucky to have Ken for a neighbor. He can do these sort of repairs in no time, and he does a beautiful job of it.
Here it is painted. You can hardly even tell that there was a problem.
This foot board was really the piece that sold me on this entire bedroom set. I have seen many beds with a foot board that curves around the bed, but I had never seen one that had side pieces quite like this.
Aren’t they just gorgeous? The headboard on this bed is lovely too.
But the foot board is like a work of art.
I staged the bed with a stack of vintage suitcases, and you’ll recognize my faux french hat box from Monday’s post.
My client told me that her daughter loves everything french, so I couldn’t help adding a little surprise to the bed.
Do you see it? There at the bottom? A little Paris stencil that fit perfectly on that raised section of trim.
I think it added the perfect finishing touch to this lovely bed.
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