Big Girl Bed

I must say that I have really missed blogging and painting furniture.  I peruse Craigslist and envision all I could do with the pieces I find.  But my husband tells me I must wait until I'm ready to start refinishing again before I buy anything.
Working on this bed for my daughter was so fun, but I realized I wouldn't be able to do it once a week like I used to.
This bed, I believe, came from my great grandmother.  I slept on it as a child and now my daughter will sleep on it.  It's been a great piece of furniture, and I almost hated to paint it...almost.
Over the past 100 years or so, it had it's fair share of dents and scratched.  Along with some mysterious green stuff.

Here is the before

I sanded it lightly just to get a smooth surface, and then primed it with Kilz oil based primer.  I then followed up with two coats of Greek Villa by Sherwin Williams.  (The same color I used for this dresser )
Finally I distressed the edges with a sander.

 We allowed her to watch us take apart her crib and put the bed together, so I think that really helped.
 I did put a bumper on the side, just in case.
She slept on it for the first time last night and did great,
She was so excited, the transition went better than expected.

The bedspread is from TJ Maxx.
The rest of the room is still in progress.  I want to hang some pictures and move in this dresser.
I will be showing the final reveal soon....along with the new baby's room!

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  1. Looks beautiful Kathleen! Can't wait to see the new baby's room!

  2. So pretty! How exciting - her first big-girl bed!

  3. it looks wonderful! greek villa is my favorite white! that and snowbound. the bedding is adorable!!! hope you are feeling well!

  4. I love this!!!! And I love the history behind it. Great job! Hope you are feeling well!

  5. Somethings in the air! We did the big girl bed for the first time this weekend as well. You did a great job and I'm sure your munchkin loved it! Don't they look adorable playing on such a "big" bed for the first time? =o)

  6. That looks so pretty,
    I hink it will be loved;)
    Lovely greetings...

  7. adorable kat!! can't wait to see the nursery! hope you are well, lots of love! xoxo

  8. It's beautiful, Kathleen! What a special bed for your daughter. I have a bed that belonged to my great grandmother and I just treasure it. Your daughter's room looks so pretty and I love the new bedding. That's so exciting that she's in a big girl bed now! Hope you're feeling great!

  9. I wish that was MY bed! It's just darling!

  10. The bed looks great! I hope your daughter will enjoy her big girl bed. We miss you! Thanks for sharing :)

  11. Oh it's beautiful! Love the comforter as well! New follower!


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