Saturday, July 14, 2012

Terrific Twin

With my last post being “twin” related, I thought I’d share another “twin” project.  Another friend of mine was redoing her spare room and asked if I had any twin size bed frames in my collection of furniture.  I had a couple to choose from and she chose an adorable maple frame.

The bed was actually in decent shape.  The finish was in great condition and the foot board just needed a little glue to tighten it up.  This is the picture from the online ad.

After a light sand and some primer, and at her request, I sprayed on a few coats of crisp white.  The clear coats after that gave it a nice glossy shine! 

I love the detail on the posts!

I can’t wait to see it all dressed up in its new home!  

While painting the bed, I also refinished  a dresser for her but completely forgot to take “after” pics!  I’m hoping she’ll send me pictures of the completed room!

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

"Almost" Identical Twins

Over the past few weeks I’ve kept myself quite busy painting in the garage!  After the grey buffet, I worked on a pair of (almost) identical adorable little French Provincial bedside tables.  I bought the two tables (and a matching desk) about 2 years ago when I first started painting.  This is pretty much what they both looked like when I got them home:

Poor things had certainly seen better days!  At the time, I only finished one table and didn’t realize I needed to add a protective coat after the paint.  

Unfortunately, time (and kids!) were a little hard on it and it needed to be freshened up again.   When a friend asked if I had a pair of tables available, I knew it was time to start over on the side tables.

With a good sanding and a fresh coat of primer (I wanted to make sure I started from square one!) I gave both a few coats of crisp white followed by a few clear coats.  I sprayed the original hardware with a soft buttery color for a light contrast.

At first glance you may think they're identical, but when you look a little closer, one is actually a bit taller and the drawers sit a little differently.

The tables were designed to look like they have three drawers, but actually the bottom two are one deep drawer.

I’m really happy with the way they turned out and hope they’ll work out well in their new home.

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