I Need Paint Color Ideas For My Latest Treasured Find
I went to my favorite junk shop yesterday. I just made the trip a few days ago but couldn’t resist taking another run yesterday. The weather was beautiful and I enjoyed the 45 minute drive. I found a treasure and I need some input from you guys.
How pretty is this bed?? I fell in love with it at first sight. It’s hard to find vintage furniture with pretty wood details like this bed has. The price with rails was $25. I couldn’t say no to that deal……a steal.
Mr. Butler (the shop owner) searched through his inventory to find a set of rails to work with the bed since the original ones were missing. In this photo they look like they match but the rails are a lot newer than the headboard and footboard. The hubby and I will have to cut more slats for the bed.
I took more photos after I got it in the workshop. You are looking at the backside of the footboard in the photo above. The veneer is really rippled along the bottom with some of the veneer missing.
A bit of veneer is missing on the front side of the footboard but not much.
The biggest issue is with one of the legs…..or feet. It has been repaired in the past and it definitely shows. Plus there has been additional damage to the repaired area. I’m hoping we can fix it up where the damage isn’t very noticeable after the paint makeover.
Let’s take a look at the headboard. The bed was painted or stained at one time. This is not the finish the bed started out with. In the photo above you can see the original finish toward the bottom of the headboard and also in the rubbed or “distressed” areas all over the front.
But don’t you love the detailed wood appliques. The appliques are for the most part undamaged which is a plus. These pieces are usually broken off in several places.
Now that you’ve had a good look at the bed it’s time to talk about how I’m going to paint it. I was thinking about gray or maybe gray with a brown tone (warm gray). Next I decided to search Pinterest for paint color ideas.
This bed caught my eye right off. Sorry the photo isn’t bigger. That photo link on Pinterest just goes to this small image with no other details. The blue color is beautiful. Too bad I don’t know what it is.
I could try painting it like this antique bed I painted a few years ago with a custom milk paint color. But you know what they say…….it can’t be repeated. I believe that. I could still go pink or soft rose if I find the right color. The details on the bed make it feel feminine.
I also like this turquoisey blue. You guys know that whatever color it ends up being the paint will be distressed. That just goes without saying. The lovely wood details have to be distressed.
This is the twin bed I painted a year or so ago. I used a simple layering technique using Vaseline. You can see bits of pink paint peeking through in several areas. I could go with a gray similar to this one but I think if I go gray it will be a warm gray.
Black or off-white are the old standbys. But I’m not feeling either of those colors for this bed. What paint color ideas do you have for me? Did you like any of the colors above? Leave a note and have a great day, Kathy