Brothers Christmas Present

November 25th, 2011 in member junk     
konarskio konarskio, member
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Captains Bed Before
Captians Bed After
Pink Leopard Lined Drawers!
Captains Bed Before

Captains Bed Before

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

Comments (5)

junkermidge writes: What an awesome big sister you are! Of course he loved it -- it turned out great!
Midge Posted: 5:30 pm on December 3rd
suewhitney writes: What an awesome gift. It's fabulous and I am sure he will love it for a long time to come.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 7:05 am on November 26th
JunkArchitect writes: It just plain turned out AMAZING!

Posted: 4:35 am on November 26th
ArtontheSide writes: What a great project! Posted: 7:26 pm on November 25th
wdbflorida writes: The bed turned out great and such a nice thing to do for your brother. Posted: 2:37 pm on November 25th
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