Monday, April 2, 2012

Big Girl Bed Reveal and Room Sneak Peek

My daughter's big girl bed has been finished and set up in her room for a few weeks now.  I can't believe that it's taken me this long to share it!

You may recall the bed before...
I love that my Mother-in-law passed this antique Jenny Lind bed down to my daughter AND that she was cool with me painting it!  The finish was in great condition since it was refinished shortly before being stored by my in-laws.

I brushed on the first coat of Antibes Green ASCP and realized just how tedious hand painting all those spindles can be!   So I experimented with running chalk paint through my sprayer.  I was able to get the second coat of paint on the whole bed with the sprayer but chalk paint dries so fast that it was constantly gumming up the nozzle.  I also wasted a lot of expensive chalk paint in my little experiment!  (If you have used ASCP and a sprayer I would love to hear about it!  What's your secret?)

I did not distress the bed after it was painted since I wanted a bright, saturated green for my daughter's room.   After a few coats of wax and a new box spring and mattress the bed moved into Olivia's room.

 Here's a reminder of the before...
 ..and after-bye bye crib!
So far this room makeover has cost about $65 for paint, sheets and the little bookshelf.  Next up: the new dresser!

16 comments:

  1. it looks SO good! the bed looks so smooth and pretty!

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  2. What a fun pop of color to the room. You did a great job.

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  3. I really LOVING the green against the purple! So fun!

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  4. GORGEOUS!!! I love it all! The green is amazing!

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  5. She must be thrilled with what you've done. Love the color combination.

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  6. Two Words: Owl Pillow! (The beds looks A-dorable too!)

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  7. Just saw your link at Primitive and Proper - what a beautiful colour!

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  8. Found you via Primitive and Proper. I love the paint color and the room is just darling!

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  9. SO pretty Sarah! I love green and purple together in girls rooms!

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  10. I love these beds, especially when they're been painted in bright colors. I've got an old one out in the garage. One day, it'll belong to my new baby girl.

    Awesome job!

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  11. I just love that shade of green and it looks so pretty on that bed! Olivia is going to have one sweet room!

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  12. LOVE THE BED AND THE GREEN LOOKS GREAT ON IT, THE ROOM IS ADORABLE!

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  13. I love it as well! I am a wannabe DIY person. Meaning I like to look at other people's projects and think I can do it but never do. Anyway I just picked up a great Jenny Lind Style bed from Craigslist for $40 and am going to give it a try! I want to paint it for my daughter's room. I don't know what Antibes Green ASCP is and I don't have a sprayer. Do I need to invest in these things or will spray paint worK? Any advice would be so appreciated!

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