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Sunday, August 16, 2009

A bed frame makeover

I spent the weekend working on this bed frame for a client. The before picture is on the left, the green faux patina. She wanted to update the look with a multi layered sofisticated metallic faux finish. The look was achieved with 4 layers of paint, 2 base coats of brown, one layer of antique gold, sponged on and the final layer of pearl white, applied with a heavy sponge application. The end result was an elegant and classic look.

Here is a close-up for a better look at the effect. This bed took a total of 10 hours of none stop painting to complete. (Well I painted for 6 hours straight yesterday and 4 hours today). Although it may look like there was not much to paint, consider the tight quarters that I was working in and all of the different sides that must be painted. There were major PITA factors here, probably one of the most difficult jobs I have done to date. You can't see it in the picture but there is also a foot board. Lots of up and down, over and under, making sure not to miss anything.:)
Click on the images to see enlarged photos for a better look at the details.

7 comments:

Yaya said...

Wow! That's awesome!

missy said...

looks great!!!!!

Karen said...

Beautiful work!

missknits said...

oh that turned out great! i definitly like the after finish better! very nice!

Amy said...

Wow you are too talented. Yeah.. Happy Monday...

JHalmes said...

That looks fantastic! Time well spent.

thatgirlblogs said...

1000x's better! love it.