This is a twin size bed, manufactured by Dixie Furniture, and purchased by yours truly at the local Goodwill for $19.91. While it looks decent in the picture, it was in pretty bad shape with lots of dings and scratches on it--especially on the footboard.
Unlike my previous spray paint adventures, this time I decided to choose my bedding first and then choose my spray paint. I chose the Echo Jaipur comforter set. Since the room itself is a pale yellow I decided to focus on the red.
It was tough finding the right shade of red. Most were too bright, some were too pink. I even took the fabric to a big box store and asked them if they could match the red. (Apparently you can't pull colors off of fabric, although that's not what the advertisements say.) I eventually ended up finding Krylon Tomato gloss spray paint at Home Depot.
I purchased two cans thinking it would surely be enough to do a twin size bed. Wrong! I don't know if it was the Kryon paint or the red color but this spray paint had awful coverage. It took a whole can just to do the footboard. Also, apparently red shows up every little scratch and ding so I had to resand the footboard after the first round of spray painting. I knew the one can I had left wouldn't do the job so back to Home Depot I went. Much to my chagrin in the two weeks since I had last been there they had stopped carrying Krylon!! Just my luck. I went to Hobby Lobby, Joanne's, Michael's, KMart, Wal-Mart, Ace. They all had Krylon, but none of them carried this color. I called Sherwin Williams and they could order it for me but I had to purchase a case, which was 6 cans. I finally found it on Amazon but had to pay pretty outrageous shipping prices. In hindsight I would have actually been better off to get the case from Sherwin Williams and try to sell MY extra cans on Amazon. But I digress, the spray paint finally arrived, the weather cleared up, and I was able to return to the task at hand.
I neglected to take a picture of the bed with the spray painting alone but just know that this red is pretty and bright. It's definitely not a color to use if you don't want to draw attention to something. I decided early on that I was going to glaze this piece because of all the nooks and crannies just begging to be showcased. I chose a black glaze, specifically Martha Stewart Metallic Glaze in Black Coffee.
This glaze was so SIMPLE to use. I've used a paste type wax before and it wasn't nearly as easy as this. Be warned, it is quite messy. I had glaze all over my hands by the time I was finished. Luckily, it washes off easily with a little soap and water. Here is the after shot.
And here are some close up shots of those wonderful details.
I wish I could show you what the bed looks like with the comforter on it, but alas, I still have to buy a twin size mattress set.
Update! I have finally bought the mattress and here is a picture of the completed bed. Joy!
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