Monday, March 26, 2012

Nighty Night

This piece has been in the "to do" pile for some time now just waiting for the right time to appear in all its glory. This past weekend it was time for it to make its debut down at "The Roost".

Once again, I am being a bad blogger because I forgot to take before pictures! It came to mind just as I was finishing my first coat of primer on the headboard. So sorry...I think my excitement gets the best of me.

I loved the original wood tone, but there was just too much of it for it to be appreciated. My solution was to add a rub on vinyl phrase that I found and liked from my local Target store. I centered it right on the bare wood and then primed and painted right over the top of it. This is where I got was all I could do to wait for the paint to dry before peeling off the transfer.

Except for a few tiny touch ups it worked beautifully! Nice crisp edges, I could never stencil this good. I used a bright white satin acrinamel by Miller that I picked up for $1.25. It is a little more durable than the latex I usually use, but I figured it should be since someone will be crawling into it every day.

I distressed the edges to bring out the yummy, curvy lines. I wanted to make it all pretty with linens to take a picture, but I was just too darn lazy to move a mattress, make the bed, take a picture and then move it all back again. I'm tired just thinking about it. None the less, I hope it is just what some lucky girl is looking for to complete her dream bedroom.

Linking up with these lovely ladies:


Serendipity and Spice said...

Fantastic idea! I never thought about putting the vinyl on first and then painting.... this is perfect for a project that I want to do but didn't want to deal with vinyl peeling off.
Hope you'll stop by and link up:

Judy said...

Such a great idea and such a beautiful phrase. I'm sure some little girl is going to be very lucky to get this bed. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

Kammy's Korner said...

Wow, I love it, and whatever little girl gets it will love it too!!

May said...

very, very pretty

Lori said...

Another great amaze me. Nice to see you again, Lori

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a great idea!~ That is fabulous!!