Tuesday, 20 August 2013

No dark wax wanted girl's bed

My daughter had been using this poster bed for a few years now
but she's grown out of it and wanted to have a loft bed,
So my project for this time was of course, her bed :)

This is before
Head board

Foot board ( upside down)

I didn't take any photos of this bed before I disassembled it...sorry!

I painted it in pink & white.
Then I did something I shouldn't have done!
( or I'm still not sure but I was told that I shouldn't have done that by 3 little people)
What did I do, you ask?
I antiqued it using dark wax......
I finished painting then applied clear wax, then I thought to make it look like
an English antique bed ( or that was what  I aimed for)....
When I was done with dark wax, I was pretty pleased with the result.

Maybe it doesn't look so good in the photo, but in real it looked great (or so I thought)
Then I thought of asking my daughter's opinion,
because hopefully it'll be used by a girl when it's done.
She had a friend over that day so when they came into the room, I asked them,
" Hey, what do you guys think about this bed? Do you like it?
I used dark wax to make it look aged, what do you think?"
My daughter looked at it and said right away
" Mom! Why did you DO that? No girl would want to sleep in the bed that looks dirty!"
I asked her friend and she agreed with my daughter.
Then my son was passing by the room so I called him in and asked him too.
He said no as well!!
For them, this bed is just plain dirty, it's not "aged" or " antiqued" like what we like to call....lol
I showed them the foot board which wasn't dark waxed yet and they all loved it.
OK, no dark wax then!
So I started to sand the head board to get rid of the dark wax and repainted it.
It wasn't fun at all to redo it since I really loved the result.

Anyways, here's the no dark wax bed :)

Please let me know your opinion, which is better?
No dark wax? or Yes dark wax?

I'd have loved to set this bed up with all shabby chic white,ruffle bedding
                                                 but I don't have any :(
           So I went to my daughter's room and got some stuff which could work on this bed,
                         but she's into cool things now so not too many girlie stuff...
                          Anyway, you can imagin how it'll look like this bed's future :)

Would be lovely to pump this bed up with many cute cushions!!

I also have a matching dresser with mirror.
Here's my question:
Should I paint it in pink or white???
If the bed and the dresser are both pink, I feel it'd be too much....
I'll have to decide and get back to work!

Have a great rest of the week everyone!

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Thursday, 15 August 2013

Pink Stenciled Dresser

Hello everyone,
I hope you are having a great summer!!
As for me, I went to Quebec (Canada) with my family most of July and had a wonderful time there
with family & friends.

Here are some of the photos that I took during the trip :)

Hotel Chateau Frontenac

My most favourite church St.Anne de Beaupre

Yes I took some photos inside the church...wondering I was allowed...
then I saw a TV screen and there it said
"Please do not take pictures"
Many other people were taking photos so I assumed it was ok.

I saw a beautiful dresser at one of the churches beside St. Anne de Beaupre and of course had to take a photo.
It was covered with a cloth and as you can see there was a fence between me and the dresser.
Of course I had to move the cover to see what's underneath :)
( hope I was allowed to do that)
No I didn't open the drawer it was like that and I put the cover back after I took a photo.

OK, enough photos of Quebec.
BTW,it was my 4th trip to Quebec,I love people there, they are so friendly and kind,even strangers were very nice and I was so impressed.
Like if you get lost while driving and ask for direction ( my husband completely forgot that he had GPS on his cell phone and I didn't realised that for a while either.....silly us ),
 but then looks like we were trying to make a turn at a wrong intersection,
the gentleman who told us the way saw us and to our surprise, he got out of his car and came to us and told us the right direction again.
(he was ahead of us)
Who would do that????-Nice people in Quebec!! 
And heart warming things like that happened a few times.
Yes, Quebecois are very nice!!!

Oh yeah, I almost forgot, I wanted to show you the recent dresser makeover I did!  lol
I'll make it short from here.

This was the before:
A sweet looking old dresser

And here is the after:

I don't know what is going on right now here but blogger is acting up and I can't type well and
keep losing the photos I try to upload so I'll let you go!

Oh,you're more than welcome to pin my photos onto Piterest,
I'd be happy if you can leave me a comment here to let me know so :)
                                                   I hope you like my newest dresser.
                                                                Thanks for visiting!!!

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