I found this twin size antique bed recently and considered putting it into the guest house with its mahogany finish as is. But a vision of white just would not leave my head. (Surprise, surprise! haha!)
Mr. Cottage has gravitated to this shady spot out back for the painting tasks. Bless that man!
Doesn't everyone paint outside under the junipers? There was a drop cloth involved of course. But I remembered to document the process too far along in the game for that. Here the head and foot boards are leaning to finish drying.
This was also an experiment for me to practise shooting with my camera phone. Something very new to me. The pics here are a mix between my tiny Olympus point and shoot and my camera phone. I have just joined Instagram to keep up with the slew of talent that has migrated there. (https://www.instagram.com/cabinandcottageblog/) So far it is much more fun to visit than to post.
Once again we are using a basic primer/finish paint from Behr rather than a trendy chalk paint. My idea about that stems from authentic old paint like what you find on the antique piece above. You can always tell natural aging of the finish versus a faux one. It's just my preference. And it's my experience that dings and scrapes don't take long to happen naturally!
I found this piece beautiful to begin with. It only needed a bit of sprucing up to the wood finish. But white paint shows off so much more of the wonderful details like these from the headboard shown here and in the previous photos.
The rest of these shots are of the even more decorative foot board.
Here is a teaser of how it looks in the new space. . . . (taken with my camera phone). See how those details capture the light? Gives me the shivers! I also love the look of that old plastered adobe wall around the window. (White was definitely the way to go.)
(Haha! Couldn't resist that.)
Happy Friday! Hope it's a great weekend for you!