{Before & After} – Antique Bed

I finished up this antique wrap around bed a couple days ago and think it turned out so cute!  I would love to have this is in my little girls room, but sadly her bed is a queen and this one is a full.

I think its the sweetest bed and would be perfect in a room filled with white furniture and white ruffly bedding filled with vintage pillows – wouldnt it be fun to paint a room full of furniture, add in bedding and decor and then sell it as a whole set…. :)


Anyways, i got this bed a few years ago and worked on it at one point but then got busy with other projects and never finished it up.

Sweet Pickins Furniture Antique Bed

I finally painted it about a year ago with plans to get it finished, but once again got busy with other painting projects and it sat painted for about a year.  At the time i remember painting it with an oops paint that i picked up from lowes.

So finally, a few days ago i pulled it out to get it finished up.  I didnt repaint it from being painted a year ago, i just distressed it.    To distress this one  i took my orbital sander to it, talked about doing that here.

After distressing, i glazed it using the method that i talked about here.   The last step was to clear coat.

And the after…

Sweet Pickins Furniture Antique Bed

Love the cute little applique details…

Sweet Pickins Furniture Antique Bed

Love that the glaze brings out all the details..

Sweet Pickins Furniture Antique Bed

Sweet Pickins Furniture Antique Bed

Sweet Pickins Furniture Antique Bed

The 411

Paint color – i dont know the exact color since i bought a $5 mistint, but it closely matches Ben Moore Warm Springs (the glaze changes the color a lot so beware)

Glaze – SW VanDyke Brown, posted about here

Clear coat – Varathane water based poly in a gloss


This sweet bed is for sale!  See my Shop Page for more details :)