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 for a brand new bed when I know that I can make this bed look like something from a high-end store. I want 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 paint that you desire.
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.
The next step is to dry brush. I used a light gray color instead of a white because white would be too drastic.
Dip 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 brush strokes 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 inch 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.