I love making over rooms in my house while spending very little money. That way I can afford to change things up more often. My husband says that when he leaves for a trip, the only thing at our house that is guaranteed to stay the same is our address. So when I saw someone in one of my blogging Facebook groups challenge us to makeover one room in our house for $100, I was on board! I think when you are determined to stay within a small budget, you unleash your creativeness!
I have never been a fan of this pine wood but I loved the shape of this bed and it is on wheels. The solid wood bed was purchased at a thrift store about 10 years ago. It is still in great condition, and I am not going to spend the money on a brand new bed when I know that I can make this bed look like something from a high-end store. The plan is to go for a Restoration Hardware look.
The girls from Diva of DIY sent me a sample of their chalk paint mix to use on my bed. What I love about the chalk mix is that you can add it to any paint and create your own chalk mix paint. This will save you so much money because you can add it to small jars of paint. You can use any chalk-like paint that you desire. I do not have a link for the chalk mix I used but I have heard good things about this chalk paint mix.
Paint two coats on the bed. I painted the bed Valspar dessert storm and I love how beautiful the color looks on the bed.
Sanding is not required but I sanded the bed lightly with a sanding block.
The next step is to dry brush. I used a light gray color instead of a white because white would be too drastic.
Dip the brush in the light gray paint, and wipe off almost all the paint. Get as much of as you can so that your strokes will look soft.
Randomly brushstrokes of paint all over the bed but I mostly use horizontal strokes on the ends of the bed.
I used light and dark wax to seal the bed. At the painting class I took, the teacher said to apply light wax and add a tiny bit of dark wax on top before the light wax dries. This works beautifully so you need to work in small areas at a time. Wax the bed in 18 inches by 18-inch sections.
I think the sleigh bed makeover with chalk mix and paint looks like the bed came from a high-end store, and I can’t stop staring at it.
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My mom is an Auburn fan so I totally get the color scheme! Looks amazing! Don’t you just love how smooth the mix feels after a nice sanding… like butter! That seriously gives me chills thinking about it. LOL! Thank you so much for participating in the Diva of DIY Chalk Mix Challenge! I can’t wait to see the rest of the room next month!
Thank you, Leanne! I loved the product, and I love how it looks on the bed! Thank you so much for the mix!
Wow, the finish on this piece is amazing. Great job!
I had to giggle over what your husband said. I used to change things up all the time when my husband when my husband traveled.
Heather Northington says
This came out fantastic! I sure hope your son loves it too. The colors are great, and thanks for the wax tip. Will come in handy someday! Great makeover
Love the bed! Love the colors! What’s that I hear??? Go Wareagle!!! Great makeover. Susie from The Chelsea Project
You are right, the shape of that bed is fabulous! The chalk mix paint really transformed it. Beautiful work.
Toni | Small Home Soul says
What a beautiful update! I agree, the pine look had to go, you did such a great job with the painting and the dry brush technique. That sleigh bed looks very high-end now!