Happy Tuesday and happy October! I am going to tell you now this week is going to be a little crazy, so I apologize now if I don’t reply to emails, or visit your blogs- I will do my best to stay on top!
Anyhow, I don’t do custom orders anymore, as I have mentioned before. But I had worked with Danielle before on a desk for her daughter, and I just really enjoyed working with her family. They were vey sweet and down to earth and relatable. So when she emailed me to ask if I would paint a bed for her daughter and their kitchen tabletop I decided to do it.
The bed started out like this…
In the above picture I had actually sanded it. Danielle had chosen the color from Benjamin Moore and I had recommended she buy their tinted primer and have it tinted the same color. I primed it with two coats to give it a solid base, and then applied 4 coats of tricycle red paint in aura satin finish. Red is so tricky to work with- even with the great primer, I still needed 4 coats!!! When it was finished, I lightly distressed it, and I gave it a clear coat of wax. Here is the result!
(Please disregard my dusty fingerprint!)
Such a fun color! I sure hope she sends me a picture of it in the room!
Before I leave you today, I have a couple of fun Fall announcements!
First, I am participating in a Pumpkin Parade with some awesome fellow bloggers! I can’t wait to share my pumpkin project with you next Monday!
And second, I am sharing my Fall home tour on my blog on October 14th, as part of Modern and Fresh Fall.
Here is a complete list of participants!
1 – Kristen and Lindsay will kick things off on our blogs with our tours! 2 – Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs 3 – Gabbi from Retro Ranch Reno 4 – Brittany from Brittany Makes 5 – Jesse from Scout & Nimble 6 – Julia from Cuckoo 4 Design 7 – Carolyn from Sweet Chaos Home 8 – Jennifer from The Chronicles of Home 9 – Bethany from Dwellings by Devore 10 – Carmel from Our Fifth House 11 – Kristin from The Hunted Interior 12 – Annekke from This That & Life 13 – Michelle from Décor and the Dog 14 – Cassie from Primitive & Proper 15 – Ally from From the Right Bank 16 – Shannon from Shannon Berrey Designs 17 – Danika from Gorgeous Shiny Things 18 – Kristin from Bliss at Home 19 – Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof 20 – Jessica from Dear Emmeline 21 – Kelly from View Along the Way 22 – Sarah from Lacquer and Linen 23 – Eileen from A Creative Day Blog 24 – Sarah from Royal Marigold 25 – Lori from Lori May Interiors 26 – Jennifer from Dimples and Tangles 27 – Caitlin from Desert Domicile 28 – Sherry from Design Indulgence 29 – Lakeitha from Lakeitha Duncan Lifestyle Blog 30 – Shavonda from A Home Full of Color and Whitney from The Curtis Casa. 31 – Angela from Number Fifty-three and Jennifer from Brave New Home.