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Warning, This is a pretty bad before photo! I actually hid this piece from my husband for a few weeks! I didn't want him to ask me what I was thinking!!!
I knew what was there...But I am not sure I could have translated it well
Rough, right?! But, oh so much potential. Not shown here was the crown. It arrived broken in half... I almost shed a tear. Fortunately it was a clean split and easy to repair.
I planned the cuts out a 100 times... so afraid I was about to destroy the footboard, & then finally I put it up on my sawhorses, popped the detailed trim pieces off by wiggling a flat trowel under them, then I snapped a chalk line in the center, and got out the circular saw. When it was in cut in half and still in working order I was so relieved!
Next I measured the headboard, planned out where we would be screwing it together, and made an interior frame to hold the mattress.
I used a 1x5 in the front and back section, 1x3 on the sides. They were screwed together with pocket holes made with my pocket hole maker. I could not function in the garage with out this tool! I then ran spare wood pieces across to support the mattress.
Once assembled and sturdy it was time to make it beautiful.
I started with an intense scrubbing with vinegar & water, followed by a rinsing wipe down of clear water, and then a just in case wipe down my my Magic Eraser. I use the magic eraser as a last step on most pieces. It really does help to make sue all old finish has been taken down.
I love color! And with this piece I did first try other PHP colors, but in the end I decided our Pure Home Paints in White Linen was the best color!
While I could have made a wood bench seat, I wanted comfort, so I had a custom upholstered cushion with removable cover made to fit the bench. Now it is a great place to sit and read while sipping your coffee, or chilling with your little monkeys.
This piece is not intended to be a normal bed, but for toddlers on down it could serve as a place to catch a quick nap. The cushion is the same size as a crib mattress.
Hope you love the transformation as my as I do! Thank you for visiting!
When I visit a gallery, or purchase art for my home, it is normally the more abstract pieces that I am drawn to. I like recognizable form, but that is left up to a little interpretation. That is were my furniture has been taking me lately.
Recently I found the most amazing shade of red lipstick and I swear I have considered wearing it everyday! Nothing like jeans a t-shirt and a fabulous red lipstick when you run to the market, right? Red is such a power color that can offer instant energy, and a delicious, energizing dose of confidence.
A punch of red can elevate the energy of a room and feed that same energetic passion to the the space. While many would go neutral when faced with indecision...I tend to go bold & red is so universally loved that it is always a winner!
Are you a follow your intuition or a follow the rules person?
I am such a follow the rules person, except when it comes to my art . This buffet had the usual scratches, dings, and bumps that made it's past owner ready to get rid of it rather than take on a makeover project. I was over the moon excited by all of the details.