Refinished Furniture – Twin Bed
Twin Bed Size is perfect for little girls sharing a room. The Bed Dimensions make it easy to tuck into the corners of the room providing Our youngest is 2.5 years old now (um, where did the time go?) and we felt she was very ready for her “big girl” bed! My parents had kept my childhood bed along with my sisters as we had shared a room growing up. What a better bonding experience than Twin Bed Refinished With Chalk Paint for my daughter.
Twin Bed Refinished With Annie Sloan’s Paris Grey Chalk Paint
Since our older daughter Emily has my twin bed, it was only fitting that now, my younger daughter Elisa was to get the other matching bed. They don’t share a room but they share a Jack and Jill bathroom and have matching lighting and dressers. Shabby chic style is what we wanted for her room and refinished it in Annie Sloan’s Paris Grey Chalk Paint. This was a one day job and honestly and I was surprised at how quick it was! I will admit that I was leaning towards painting it Annie Sloan Old White, y’know it’s so safe and classic (and amazing), but I’m glad I went with the Paris Grey for this piece!
These twin beds are over 30 years old, but here is a similar style from Amazon.
You’ll notice this giant drop cloth quite a bit. We take on a lot of painting projects, so investing in a large drop cloth made sense. This one is huge. 20×20 I believe, and we don’t have very many rooms that we will need a drop cloth this big for. however, for painting ceilings, it’s great cause you can tarp off all the furniture in the room with it.
Below I’ve included a few different drop cloths from Amazon. These canvas cloths are nice and thick. Paint won’t soak through if you have a spill. there are 3 sizes below. 14×16, 9×12, and 4×15 (Left to right). 9×12 is the most versatile, and affordable compared to the larger model. 4×15 is a great size for hallways, and single walls (not ceilings).
No need to do any prepping on this piece as it was in pretty great condition. A few dings and scratches but nothing some chalk paint couldn’t fix. I did 2 coats of the Paris Grey. Starting with a thin light coat. After that had dried I roughed up the edges with some sandpaper to give it some character and charm, perfect for a shabby chic look! Once I was happy with the look, I went in with Annie Sloan Clear Wax using a waxing brush.
In sections, using a small amount I applied the wax in circular motions. Then, using Scott’s Blue towels I buffed and buffed and buffed until it was no longer tacky but feeling smooth and buttery.
Easy peasy, right?! ya!
*Waxing brushes can be purchased from Amazon, your local craft store, or from Annie Sloan.
I ordered the bedding off of Wayfair.ca, it’s waterfall ruffled and in white. I just LOVE the look of white bedding!! It’s so serene and pretty and ohhh so lovely!! But can I just say, Do you know how hard it is to find a variety of bedding in TWIN size?! ugh.
I can’t believe my baby is in a big girl bed… no more cribs in this house. 🙁 Whaaaaaa. This picture is my parents putting her bed together, and as you can see, it is a family affair and quite the event! 🙂
I will update with a picture of her bedding with the chalk painted bed very soon! I’m loving this Twin Bed Refinished With Chalk Paint.
Interior Design FAQ What is the difference between interior design and interior decoration?
An interior designer designs the interior space of the home, and has a good amount of experience with layout and functionality and usually works with architects on construction and layout. An interior decorator, on the other hand, furnishes the space, is responsible for color, style and aesthetics as well as functionality.
How can I decorate my home like an interior designer?
Make Your Home Look Like You Hired An Interior Designer
Magazines And home design and decor Websites Are Full Of Inspirational ideas.
Here’s a few tips we’ve picked up over the years.
Color Schemes: Use up to Three Colors Or Shades. Less is more, and remember you have lots of opportunity to add in color with accents and decor
Furnishings: Find you Statement Furniture piece or pieces. One or two key items that will make an impact in your space is all thats needed for the wow factor.
Decor: Decorative Bowls, Baskets, Trays and fabrics can be used for punches of color and to add excitement to the eye.
What are the basics of interior design?
Balance. Creates a feeling of equilibrium.
Harmony. Achieved when all the elements act together to create sense of unity.
Emphasis. A room needs impact and importance. this is accomplished my using impact pieces, punches of colour and statement pieces to avoid the scattered, boring feeling when everything feel the same.
Proportion. Rooms need different sizes, shapes and scale.
The Best Order When Painting a Room
The Ceiling. Paint your ceilings first
The Walls. Walls should be cut and rolled with a quality primer and paint (or paint/primer combo) especially if you’re painting new drywall.
Trim, Baseboards, Window and Door frames. Do these last.