Some of my favorite jobs are the custom pieces I do for clients. Usually, custom means something in color, and I'm so happy they wanted to go with a bright pop for this iron bed!
I painted this bed for their young daughter, and apparently this was also the childhood bed of her mother, so it's a true family heirloom.
The delicate floral details and curves of the iron were already gorgeous, they just needed some sprucing up. The bed wasn't in terrible condition, but a good bit of it was rusty and needed some attention.
Iron beds can actually look really beautiful in their original, usually white and distressed condition, but having exposed rust really just isn't practical or safe to have around a little girl.
I also love the idea of taking something vintage and timeless and pairing it with a more modern color. This blue was a custom combination using Annie Sloan chalk paint and just a bit of acrylic to achieve that extra pop of blue. The color was actually inspired by one of the girl's stuffed animals [inspiration can come from really anywhere!].
After a good sanding, several coats of paint and wax, I'm really pleased with the way this piece turned out. I can't wait to see what the bed looks like once it's all set up and ready to get years of use from one happy little girl!