With this, I had my inspiration. I wanted to do a bedset that was a shade lighter than the old trunk with white and gold accents. After I picked out my paint color I got to work.
I used a deglosser to rough up my surface and help my paint adhere a little better. A deglosser is a liquid that cuts out your sanding step and saves you lots of time! Then I primed, painted and glazed each piece of furniture. I also decided I wanted to do a stencil on my headboard and old trunk so I ran over to my neighbors and designed a stencil on her Sure Cuts A Lot. I really wish this program was still around! Then we used freezer paper and cut my stencil design out with her Cricut machine.
I used freezer paper because it can be ironed on to almost anything! After bringing my stencil home I ironed it onto my headboard and the top of my trunk.
Make sure all of your edges are ironed down really good that way the paint can’t sneak under them. I used a Martha Stewart pearl gold metallic paint and dabbed it on to give it a textured look.
After your done painting your stencil on take your paper off right away. I made the mistake of waiting too long on the trunk and my paint came off with my stencil. I had to go make another stencil and re paint it on.
My final step was to put a clear coat over the top of all my furniture and I was done!
Here are my before and after pictures.
I love the colors and how everything turned out. My original plan was to fix it up and sell it but I am so tempted to keep it! It’s a little too big for my guest bedroom though! So sad!
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