Saturday, January 19, 2008

Okay here goes the PRIMER goes the antique iron bed make-over, here it is in the primer state.

You will be suprised at the choice I made in painting it, it was going to be heirloom white for sure, and then like a woman...I changed my mind when I got to looking at the Ralph Lauren metallic paints.
Ta Daaaaaaah! Okay...the bench is done and its a sparkly antique gold paint. It looks great with the pillows from my couch and I hope it looks equally great in the shop (when I can convince some men around here to haul it down there). It has more of the "old world" or Tuscan style to it now, which is I love.
You may ask why I didnt leave it in its antique gold worn natural state, and the answer to that is when it was welded together the welding is all silvery. So it had to be.
I will take another picture when it goes into the shop window, then we can see if it passes the test!

One thing I realized is that really I am a true antique person first and then a shabby girl.


Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Brenda ~ that looks great ! I love those benches made out of beds !!!
The key tree on my blog is all the silver glass glitter ~ it does look gold on my blog though ~
I can't wait to see how your bench turns out !

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

Lori, your site is the most adorable thing, you have taken such care in doing an outstanding job. I enjoy your blogs too. My computer picture shows it not silver, I bet it looked fabulous in silver.