A couple of you have suggested that I share a tour of my gardens, and based on that title you might be thinking that this is it. But no. I am working on a garden post, but I’ve also got lots of furniture posts coming up so I’m not sure if I’ll get to it and I’m not making any promises. Plus, that would require at bit more weeding than I’ve been doing lately.
As for today’s post, ‘garden beds’ is just a play on words.
You might remember this pair of twin beds that I purchased at the Roseville City Wide Garage Sales.
I simply couldn’t resist a matched pair of vintage twin beds. That’s just not something that I see very often.
Because they have some nice flat expanses on both the headboards and the foot boards, I thought they would be wonderful candidates for some Prima Marketing transfers. I was running this idea past my friend Sue and trying to decide between the Seeds transfer and the Catalogue transfer when she suggested that it would be fun to use the Seeds transfer and call them Garden Beds!
I started by prepping the beds with a little light sanding and a good cleaning with TSP Substitute. Next I painted them with two coats of Fusion’s Limestone. This is my favorite of the Fusion whites because I like a warm creamy white rather than a crisp, bright white.
The reason I chose Fusion paint for this project was simple. I wanted to avoid having to both paint and add a top coat. It was a lot of painting, and I went through almost an entire jar of the Limestone on these beds. But don’t forget I was painting two headboards, both the front and back of two foot boards plus four side rails.
Once the paint was dry, I sanded the edges to distress them.
Next I pulled out two of the large Seeds transfers (there is also a smaller version of this transfer available) and rolled one out to decide on the placement that I thought would work the best on the beds.
This transfer really is quite large and that’s one of the things that I love about it. You get a lot of bang for your buck with this one (you can find it online as low as $17.99, so google it and shop around). Well, actually that’s true with all of the large Prima Marketing transfers. Believe it or not I wasn’t even able to use the entire thing between both the headboard and the foot board of each bed. I cut off the top line, plus another line that was under “flowering roots”.
And that made them perfect.
In addition to the fun of calling them ‘garden beds’, I thought the Seeds transfer was also a good match for the flower detail on the beds.
By the way, these transfers went on easy peasy. It’s hard to take photos of the process while you are doing it so I’ve never done a full on tutorial on how to apply them. I’ll have to add that to my to-do list right after ‘weed the garden’.
I really couldn’t be any happier with how these beds turned out.
I think they’d be perfect for a lakeside cabin guest room, or for a girl’s room.
I wish I had a spot for them at my house, but there is no room at the inn. They will be for sale while they last and for now I hope to sell them together as a set. I suppose if they don’t sell I’ll have to re-visit that plan, but I’m hoping someone will keep them together. If you are local and in need of some twin beds, be sure to check out my ‘available for local sale’ page for more details.
When I decided that the Seeds transfer would be the right choice for these beds, I contacted my friends at Prima Marketing and asked if they would like to sponsor this project as well as a giveaway for my readers. They responded very enthusiastically and sent me not only several Seeds transfers in both small and large, but also several more transfers to give away. Not only that, but they also sent a bunch of their Metallique waxes and I’ll be giving those away later next month.
But for today I am giving away these two transfers from Prima Marketing’s new re.design line.
Both of them are large transfers that are perfect for applying to furniture, but you can also apply them directly to the wall like I did in my guest room.
To be eligible to win one of these transfers all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post by Friday, June 29 at midnight (U.S. central). I’ll draw two names at random and each winner will get one transfer.
The fine print: no purchase necessary, you must be 18 years of age or older to win, void where prohibited by law, the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning, approximate retail value of prize is $25, if the prize is not claimed by Friday, July 6, 2018 another name will be drawn at random to win, blah, blah, blah.
Be sure to stay tuned this week for more transfer giveaways!