Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Scandinavian Antique Bed revamp {Im in heaven}!

Finally! This project has been sitting in my garage for well over 3 yrs! This beauty is a bed that my mother brought from Denmark when we moved here 14 yrs ago. She bought it when I was just a little girl. It is over 100yrs old and used to be in a castle we are told. I have always loved it, and when my mother offered me and my sister one bed each {it used to be part of once large bed, that can be made into two}, I couldnt WAIT to paint it, and let my little Princess have it for her bedroom. {Now I can say that her PBkids Brook Bedroom "knock off" is done! At least for} p.s. scroll down to the bottom of this post for old links so you can see her bedroom transformation.

Well, the bed was first given to me when my daughter was still in a crib, and it seems like whenever I wanted to start working on it, it either was too hot, too cold or I was too pregnant to take on this task. 
And now....FINALLY I got it done! :-) And I am ecstatic! Here is what went down....
Here is the BEFORE. I think it is made out of Pine. Either way its made from the trees from "my DANMARK". And I LOVE that about it:-)
I started by wiping it down, getting all the dust off of it. Than it was off to Priming it. Kilz definitely is my favorite! It goes on real well, and this one was a Odorless paint too. Made a big difference. 
Here she is all Primed and ready to go!
I used Rust_Oleums Painters Touch Heirloom White {as suggested by my sister in law And I L.O.V.E the color! It is a nice creamy white, not too stark, not too yellow. YUM!
A special paint can attachment made it less painful for my fingers. thanks for the tip Linds!
Here she is all done!

So pretty dont ya think?:-)
I just LOVE the hand carved flowers  at the top. 
Forgot to mention, I took a bit of sandpaper to her, to distress it....makes the detail stand out.
 I simply LOOOoooOOOooOOOVE how it turned out!!
 Wish I was sleeping in THAT bed!
GOODNESS girl! You are a spoiled child, you Red Headed Beauty,YOU! 
{Sigh}.... your Mama sure does love u!
NOW, once my boy grows out of HIS crib...what type of bed will HE get? 


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  1. the bed is gorgeous, but the entire room caught my eye! i love love the colors, the owls, the tree.... all of it!

  2. I love it! So beautiful!! You did great!

  3. Wow that is beautiful! I just recently "worked on" a bed for my son's room so I am always interested to see what other people do with their kid's rooms. I found you over at A Beach Cottage.

  4. G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S. Love, love LOVE it! I especially love how tall that head board is! Most certainly a princess bed. Good job Cat!!

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  6. I'll try again - fat fingers typing today.

    The bed looks great.
    I'd sleep in it too.
    Visitng from A Beach Cottage

  7. What a beautiful beautiful bed for y our little princess! Thank you for sharing it with us for Treasure Hunt Thursday! I hope you join us again next week!:) I am your newest follower!:)

  8. Thanks ladies for all the nice comments! And to those of you who are my newest followers! It makes my day!


  9. Gorgeous! I love the bed and her room is beautiful!! Great job!

  10. CAT! Oh you were not kidding when you said this was a beeeeeeeeeeeautiful bed! I LOOOOOOVE IT! Great work it turned out perfect, what a lucky girl your sweet daughter is.

  11. P.S You MUST put this on
    she does a Furniture feature friday.. go Cat put it on now!!! DO IT! DO IT!

  12. Thanks Megan!!!! So glad that you stopped by:-)

    Lindsay...Thanks to YOUR inspiration it turned out just beautiful:-) Oh and thanks for the tip on the linkyparty...DONE AND DONE:-)lol

  13. You did a great job with the bed. It looks beautiful, lovely details of the headboard too. Thanks for adding your link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

  14. It looks beautiful! I hope you will link up with me here:

  15. Hi! I saw your post due to Pamela featuring your bed from last week's Treasure Hunt blog party. It is just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your "how to" with us.

  16. Bee-utiful! Wow, the bed is gorgeous! I am featuring you on Spunky Junky today!


  17. TO: A Beach Cottage.April @gingerbreadblog,"Miss Kitty", Design Dazzle and Spunky Junky....
    From: Cat

    Thank you so much for your nice comments! I simply love it! You gals certainly make my day brighter!!

  18. That is one beautiful room! :) I love, love, love, love it! :) It's just beautiful!

    Adin B


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