Sunday, March 29, 2009

Ooh La La: French Bed Transformation

I got this awesome antique French bed a while ago and since I am not handy with upholstery decided to try textile medium to paint the upholstery. I am attaching before and after pictures as it turned out nicely! The upholstery had been mildly stained from years of use, and the paint hid that well. I first painted the bed frame, and then followed the manufacturer's instructions for painting the fabric. I had a client who loved it so I painted it in the colors she requested which were the colors I wanted to do anyhow! After it was done I was tempted to tell her it didn't work, just so I could keep it, but I would never do that! But if you ever see another like it, let me know! It is the ultimate in glamorous shabby chic, and is my favorite color- aqua! Please pardon the bad pictures as the befores were taken under my porch, and the afters in my workspace.