Painted Striped Beds

Posted by on Oct 31, 2012 in chalk paint, painted furniture | 18 comments

There I go again with my crazy creative title. . . basically, just what this post is.  I have not had time for those creative writing lessons yet.

Yesterday, I painted a nightstand.  And, today I finished the beds.

I can imagine this set in a little boy’s room.  I have been dreaming of this room as I paint. . .

It has almost made me want another baby.  Combine that with the fact that today I attended one of my last school Halloween parties.  My girl’s school stops the Halloween parties in the 3rd grade!  {Back in my day, we partied for every holiday until the 7th!}  I almost cried on the way to school as I had this thought.  I distracted myself so that I wouldn’t show up at the school with red, tear stained eyes!

I am thrilled that all 3 want to go trick-or treating tonight!  They are growing up, but they are still kids!

Back to the beds. . .

I started with one coat of Emperor’s Silk.  I LOVE this shade of red!  I added the accents of Old Ochre.

I actually measured these striped out and taped them off with Frog Tape.  You get super crisp lines with this tape!

With a little sand paper, dark wax and light wax. . .

The girls are gathering up their bags to go trick-or-treating.

I love this stage of life!

Life to the full,

Melissa

Here are the places that I party!

Sunday

Southern Hospitality

Under the Table and Dreaming

Flamingo Toes

I Heart Naptime

The DIY Showoff

My 1929 Charmer

The Tablescaper

 

 

Monday

Cowgirl Up

I Should Be Mopping The Floor

Mod Vintage Life

The Brassy Apple

Craft-O-Maniac

Between Naps on the Porch

Home Stories A to Z

A Stroll Thru Life

Kelly’s Corner

Tuesday

Domestically Speaking

Elizabeth and Company

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Uncommon Designs

The Winthrop Chronicles

Coastal Charm

Primitive and Proper

Cozy Little House

 

Wednesday

Savvy Southern Style

Shades of Amber

Someday Crafts

Lil Luna

Ginger Snap Crafts

Beyond the Picket Fence

The 36th Avenue

 

Thursday

Imparting Grace

My Re-Purposed Life

The Vintage Farmhouse

Freckled Laundry

52 Mantels

No Minimalist Here

The Charm of Home

The Shabby Creek Cottage

From My Front Porch to Yours

AKA Design

504 Main

Katie's Nesting Spot

 

Friday

My Romantic Home

French Country Cottage

Tatertots and Jello

Miss Mustard Seed

Thirty Handmade Days

Stuff and Nonsense

Craft Junkie Too

Common Ground

The Shabby Nest

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust

Rooted in Thyme

Fingerprints on the Fridge

Liz Marie

Twenty Eight O Five

Craftberry Bush


Saturday

Funky Junk Interiors

Classy Clutter

Six Sisters Stuff

It’s Overflowing

Be Different Act Normal

 


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18 Comments

  1. I thought the nightstand was awesome, the bed is AMAZING!! Good job!

  2. Melissa! These are great! Makes me wish I had boys so I could use them in their room. I’ve got 3 girls but I’m sure some boys in our area are going to be happy to have these. Are they going to Simply Southern? I went the other day but want to go back for the grand opening. Love your stuff!!

  3. Great job! You worked quickly!

  4. I love the Emperor’s silk color. That set would be great for boy’s room. The stripes are great. Look forward to seeing them finished. How do you decide what colors to paint your pieces? Do you always use the chalk paint?
    I’d love to make some home made chalk paint to try on a piece. I have an old chest I’d like to redo. It needs lots of work tho, the veneer is coming off also and needs a new top. Wish we had a place I could work on it inside. Have a great rest of week and weekend. Hope your girls have a fun safe time trick or treating.

  5. These would look great against a navy wall. The stripes are very creative.

  6. FIrst your table now this bed, oh my goodness you are killing me here! They look perfect together. Love love.

  7. Ok lady these beds are fabulous!! Can you come and do my boys next!?;) Thanx for partying at my place. http://www.frommyfrontporchtoyours.com/2012/10/treasure-hunt-thursday-80-highlights.html

  8. Love these very cool. I posted my bedroom reveal today. Come by and visit.

  9. The beds look wonderful. My boys would have loved these when they were little. Enjoy your little ones. My children are all are adults and living in other states. I sure miss having them around. I’m featuring your beds on my Once Upon a Firefly FB page. Check it out.

  10. This bed is gorgeous!
    Great job!

  11. I LOVE what you did with this bed! It is beautiful and makes me wish we needed another bed in our home so I could paint it like this. Great inspiration.

  12. love the striped beds! great color.

    gail

  13. awesome job! i am digging the red!

  14. Girl, you are just too crazy good. I need this bed and night stand for a boy’s room…too bad you don’t live close to me. All of your furniture painting is outstanding!

  15. Love,Love the bed. That emperor red is so very pretty and do love the lighter stripes. Congrats on being featured at Cozy Little House. I love November too!

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