Old Bed New Look

10.02.2014

Last week I showed you the dining room table that I painted. I actually painted the bed in the guest room right before I painted the table and I am just now getting around to showing it to you. Both of these were painted several weeks ago. I was in a painting mood at the time.

I had thought about painting this bed for quite some time and finally bit the bullet and did it while in the mood.

After painting the walls in French Canvas I was able to paint the bed in French Linen(gray) Annie Sloan chalk paint that I had on hand. I left the bed in the plain pine veneered finish when the walls were green.

At first I had painted it solid and did not distress it, but it looked to perfect to me so I grabbed a sanding block and took a bit of the paint off.

One thing I did not paint was the open crisscross pattern on the headboard. 

I moved the pillows so you could see it better. I was just too lazy to tackle that and I wanted to see how it looked without being painted. For now I like the contrast, but who knows maybe the mood will strike again and I will paint it..... maybe white.

Just three days ago I had different bedding on here that I never even showed you, but when I brought this vintage quilt home from the Liberty Antiques Festival it landed on this bed. 

I had seen a lot of quilts at this fair and prices were all over the place. Then I spied this one not long before we were through looking. I loved the colors and the checks. I talked to the vendor who had been sitting on it on an old chaise and I checked the price. It was more than I really wanted to pay even though it was probably a fair price.

She told me to throw a price at her and I did and she took it! That saved me $50. So don't ever be afraid to ask. I told her I had to go get more money out of the ATM since I didn't have quite enough left by this point.

She asked for my name and I told her and then she said her name was Kim, too. Then she told me about other vendors right around her who were also named Kim. So I came back with my money and paid her and took this wonderful old quilt that is so soft and perfect. It actually only has one really worn spot.

I had my toile pillows from the master bedroom on this bed for the past few weeks, but had to change them up after adding this quilt. The Home Sweet Home pillow from Pottery Barn is perfect with it.

For now it is in this room, but since it is so neutral I am sure it will move around.

And here is a peek of something else that has been added in here that I found at the festival.

Did you miss one of my finds last night?

You can see what the bed looked like before here.

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42 comments:

  1. Morning, Kimmie! Oh, your bed looks lovely. You always do such a great painting job. I like it that you left the criss cross not painted. Now that old quilt is lovely! Looks great on your new painted bed! Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  2. Your getting so good at this type of painting Kim! Pretty soon, you'll be painting your other cabinets too and everything will look spiffy new! Love this color you chose for the bed!

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  3. The bed looks fabulous painted ! Love the quilt !

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  4. Beautiful room! Love the painted bed and those linens are gorgeous!! I adore this room!!!

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  5. the room looks so pretty. i love the contrast of the painted and unpainted. looks like your partner in crime did really well at the festival! :)

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  6. Pretty quilt Kim I love the way it looks! I'm gad you didn't paint the criscross piece on the headboard the contrast looks so pretty!

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  7. I've been thinking about painting my big giant bed, but I'm not even sure if I like it enough to keep it in the first place. You really tempt me to get started with your good results.
    Thinking . . . thinking . . . thinking . . .

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  8. Looks so sophisticated, Kim! I love it!

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  9. I really like the bed in its new grey color! Your quilt is pretty too. You've got a nice collection going now.

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  10. I LOVE the bed painted and the color is beautiful! I also LOVE the criss crosses the way they are, it makes it look beautiful and different. The quilt is perfect!!! Now I am anxious to see the other piece. I have to go back since I wasn't home last week to see the table.

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  11. I love the new look of your bed and actually think the unpainted criss-cross area looks great - I like the contrast!

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  12. Love the bed painted gray! It looks so pretty!!

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  13. Love how the bed turned out, and do love the unpainted section. The quilt is beautiful.

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  14. Luv the contrast of the unpainted criss cross on the bed Kim. What a luvly quilt.

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  15. Kim,
    The bed looks gorgeous! I am a big fan of Annie Sloan paint and recently did my bedroom furniture in Annie Sloan Paris Grey which looks a little lighter than the French Linen. I will be painting another piece of furniture soon and think I might go with the French Linen since I wanted a darker grey.

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  16. The bed looks wonderful painted. I love the pineapple finals too. What a lovely quilt.

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  17. Great looking bed now and I also like the contrast of the unpainted wood, but either way would look good I think. I like to hear the story of the quilt

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  18. That turned out gorgeous Kim! I knew it was just a matter of time before the bed saw some color! The linens are so pretty too. Great job!

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  19. Your bed looks so pretty in the new grey color......the quilt is absolutely gorgeous!!!!
    ~Des

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  20. Love the new look. I am desperately trying to talk my husband into painting our bed. It really needs something done to it. I adore that quilt! My hubby's grandmother quilted one and I have it hanging in the stairwell for now. Been there for years. I do believe it is time for a change to the bedroom.

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  21. I really like the looks of it painted, Kim. To paint that "grid" looks like it would be a real job...and with rubbing a bit of the paint off you see that color highlighted here and there on the bed anyway.

    If I ever have plastic surgery I am going to steal your title (Old bed-new look)...I will call it Old BROAD -new look. xo Diana

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  22. You've done it perfectly. Well done love the grey.
    Lots of blessings from South Africa

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  23. I love the bed Kim!! Grey seems to be the in color now. Have a good weekend!!

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  24. This room is so warm and welcoming. The work you did on the bed I know was tedious as I have done a canopy bed. Please oh please leave the criss cross as wood as it goes so well with the quilt and makes the room seem cozier and inviting. You have done a wonderful job!

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  25. Kim

    The bed looks beautiful and I love it just the way it is! Sometimes serendipity is best!! I wouldn't touch it!!

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  26. Dear Kin, You really are talented and have an eye for decorating. The bed looks beautiful. Blessings, Catherine

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  27. Your new quilt looks so perfect on your bed and in your room, especially for fall!
    Mary Alice

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  28. Such a beautiful quilt! Just the right amount of red for you. Perfect with the new paint color. I love the look of it all!

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  29. The quilt is so lovely, and the bed is just inspiring!

    http://myreverielane.blogspot.com

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  30. oh my, kim! the quilt just sings. i'm in love.

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  31. Wow! I love the end result! It makes me wanna go straight in the bedroom and paint my bed! Better not though, it is 10:55 pm. Happy Friday!

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  32. WOW! I love the transformation... so much so that I'm going to do mine too! Thanks for all the inspiration you have provided me and many more. Love your home and all you do.

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  33. And... it's inspired me to make a quilt for me... forget those darned grandbabies!!! ;)

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  34. Very pretty!! Love the quilt you put on the bed.
    ~Cindy

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  35. I really like your bed painted. I am normally a purist about wood tones...but I am finding that I am. Likening the paint finishes. Your bed looks exceptional.
    Sheila@mykentuckyliving

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  36. Love, the quilt, and the home sweet home lumbar pillow, it's a great mix on the beds style.

    Love the feeling of coziness here :)

    Xx

    Dore

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  37. Your bed looks lovely
    and I love your beddings
    and that pillow with 'Home Sweet Home' print.

    http://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  38. The guilt looks awesome (what a find and "steal"), and I love your newly painted bed (and that you left the criss cross as is for a bit of contrast)! You're always on a roll!

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  39. Beautiful old quilt...if it is hand quilted so extensively it is probably priceless so you got a bargain :) I hand quilt and it takes forever...just looking at that cross-hatch quilting puts me in awe :)

    I am glad that you found such a treasure to go with your new paint transformation !

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  40. The painted bed looks great with the freshly painted walls. The vintage quilt is a lovely find and even better that you got a deal on it.

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  41. Great quilt that is perfect for the newly painted bed!....yes, does not hurt to ask, all they can so is no...but glad this vendor did not!....love the "new bed" and quilt!!!

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