Brothers Christmas PresentNovember 25th, 2011 in member junk
My little brother a Navy Seabee, just returned from Afghanistan this year! As a proud big sister, I try to help him as often as I can. We were talking the other day and I asked him what he wanted for xmas. He is in college now and has a small apartment. He asked me to find him a wood twin size bed that I could paint for him. I was touched by this request!
I found a solid wood captains bed on craigslist (sorry before pic is blurry). Since this was a larger than usual project I finished it quickly and gave it to him early when he was home for Thanksgiving yesterday.
I painted the entire bed Behrs Black Suede, and stenciled 2 bright red damask images...and highlighted the drawer handles in the same red. I sanded the edges for a distressed look...figuring he will be moving it a few 100 times so it will just have that worn look. I finished it with a furniture wax...I even lined the drawers with Hot Pink Leopard Paper...his favorite colors!
He LOVED the bed!
Pattern or design used: My own design - Christmas Bed
posted in: member junk, wood, furniture, bedroom, black, red, paint