I’m so excited to share the bed that I found for our master bedroom! When searching for furniture I try my best to buy second hand. I’m constantly search Craig’s List, Offer Up, and Let Go. There are also the Buy, Barter, Sell pages/Marketplace on Facebook. They all come in handy because you never know what you’re going to find. So far I’ve paid $150 or less for each piece in our room. The things I find are not always in the best condition but that doesn’t mean I can’t make it work.
This bed I found using the app Offer Up. Ryan and I were able to drive down to Lake Worth and bring it back on our trailer. It had some rough spots on the wood and the cane, but I was certain I could hide all those imperfections with some paint.
The first thing I did was clean it off with some water and vinegar and then wiping it dry. I used every bit of the two-quart bag of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in the color Mora mixed with the bonding agent (there was a finish on the surface.) This was the largest piece I’ve worked on yet and it took me allll day! I needed two coats to cover the wood since the color was so light. I had to go back in with a tiny brush to get all the little hand carved areas covered, especially the feet. I love this color because even though it has a little blue/green in it, its such a pretty neutral.
I used some sandpaper to distress some areas a little and I love how it just gives the piece a little more dimension opposed from looking flat. Also, those hand carved areas, they just look so beautiful with some distressing and really stand out! To finish it off I used Miss Mustard Seed’s Lavender Scented Furniture Wax. I’m so obsessed with this scented wax!! I’m a sucker for anything scented lavender and this stuff smells so good!! I highly recommend ordering it.
Here she is in all her glory!! All she needs are the perfect nightstands!