A Bedroom Set Before and After I am out today thrifting and hoping to find a few good pieces to transform. Honestly, they are becoming few and far between. I would love to find something along the lines of this bedroom set that I worked on last year. I used Annie Sloan Duck Egg with gold highlights. I’m sharing this project again for those that may have not seen it! Wish me luck today at the stores and I hope to find a great piece to transform!
Posted August, 2015:
Here is the before and you can see that it was in great condition but dark and drab. My client wanted a pale blue with green undertones and gold highlights – yum!Here is the after!I used Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue to achieve this finish. This was quite the process so here goes!
I applied a coat of Annie Sloan Old White as a base. I first used a combo of basically half Duck Egg to half Old White. However, once applied it was just too light. I added more Duck Egg into the mixture to make it about 3 parts Duck Egg to 1 part Old White – ah, perfect! I also added a wash of straight Duck Egg to give it more depth. The white peeks out in places to add to its lightness.
I hope you don’t mind but I took a lot of pictures of the detail to share with you all. For the gold, I hand painted along the bits and pieces I wanted to highlight. I then sanded back and distressed the entire piece. After distressing and waxing in clear wax, I went back over some of the gold once again. The vintage pulls were given a quick brush over to brighten them up and add yet another pop of gold on this pretty piece.The Duck Egg appears more blue or green depending on the light. Lovely!
I am kind of like Edward Scissorhands when I get going on a piece and just go with it. When there is a set to finish, I have to remember each step carefully so I can repeat it on the next piece and it makes it a little tedious.