~CREAMY WHITE VINTAGE BED~
A couple of weeks ago I shared with you some of the sweet finds my friend, Judy, and I found while out junkin' and slummin' in the state of Oklahoma. Spending time with one of my longtime friends has been a God-send for me this summer! With my Mr. AGPMan being back in school he hasn't been able to join me much on the garage and estate sale circuit! Lots of studying time is needed for his classes (and CLEP tests!), but one day soon he'll be done and I'm going to jump up and down like a crazeeee fool when he walks across that stage with his degree in Computer Science in hand!!!
~BEFORE HER PAINT JOB~
One of my Fall Projects includes the makeover of one of the rooms in our La Chaumière de Briarwood. I've thought for the longest time about the direction I've wanted to go...starting only with the idea I wanted to return it to a romantic guest bedroom. I found this amazing vintage bed at a local estate sale and I just fell in love with the turned spindles and intricate trim work.
~LOVELY DETAIL WORK~
I generally hand-paint furniture... But, as much as I didn't want to do it, I hauled out my paint sprayer to do the paint job on this bed. Just the thought of hand painting each of the nineteen spindles made me wince a bit. Using the electric sprayer helped me get the bed painted in no time. Clean-up was another story! I made a deal with my hubby...I'd paint the bed if he'd clean up the mess!
While painting the bed I realized that all four of the bed's finials were a just a tad different! No doubt they were hand-turned. LOVE THAT!
~HAND TURNED FINIALS~
Last Friday I spent part of the day picking out paint samples for the new wall color. I'm wanting to continue with the same romantic cottage look in this room as I have in the other rooms in my home,but without using pink! I've been leaning towards a very, very pale Robin's Egg Blue color and was shocked to see just how many shades there are of blue...
~LOTS OF COLOR SWATCHES~
The first group of color cards were all wrong! Too much green and not enough subtle blue. So, I went back to the paint store again and chose yet another batch of samples! I'm pretty sure I've nailed down the right color...
I love this soft, simple shade! It's called Cool Elegance and it's from Lowe's (Valspar). Paired up with the Cottage White (Behr Paint/Home Depot) I've used for the bed I'm excited to see how it all turns out! This project will take me close to Thanksgiving. We have out-of-town guests joining us again this year for the holidays and I'm happy about them staying in our newly refashioned guest room!
Hope you are spending your Labor Day with friends and family...
Love to you...