Some time ago a received an email asking for a set of bed and nightstands. The lady wanted something shabby chic, romantic, but she insisted on this: it had to be unique...
At an auction, as ususal, I bought this bed and matching nightstands.
I sanded the pieces but before painting, I did this special work to maintain the design of French frame the original piece had. I did it wiht wood icing (I think this is the name you give it in English).
I painted frame gold and the rest in a beige greenish colour. Then painted the centre white.
Distressed white paint so that the greenish colour below could also be seen in this part, so I was integrating both areas.
In the center, hand painted crown and text
And decoupaged some roses around
Created some shades with dark green patina
And an old pink patina on white parts. At the end used golden wax on the relief.
Followed the same steps on the nightstands.
And here is the finished set!
Some time later added a matching dresser. Now SR has the complete bedroom set!
You can see my designs on Instagram now @capitulodos.
In Pinterest, https://es.pinterest.com/capitulodos/disenos-de-capitulo-dos/
or in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/capitulodoslapagina

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3 questions
  • Mahmaz
    on Jul 24, 2016

    What is the style of this bed? I love the rounded foot board and would love to have one, but don't know what style to look for. I'm amazed at how rude some of the posters have been. While the finished set is not my style, I certainly appreciate all the time and effort that must have gone into it. I'm sure the person who commissioned it was thrilled. I was taught that if you didn't have something nice to say, say nothing at all! Again, good work.

  • Virginia
    on Jul 25, 2016

    First of all you did a beautiful job and I'm green with envy for the lucky person receiving it. Secondly can you give me more information about the "wood icing"? This is the first time I've seen someone use it or heard about it.

    • Marcela Pena
      Marcela Pena
      on Jul 25, 2016

      Virginia, I am in Argentina and materials I find here are not always de same as other countries. Some days ago I saw in this place some work with stencil, to make a raised effect, a relief, and it said the material was wood icing. As it looked quite similar to what I used, I translated it that way in this post. But I am not even sure if it is the same. In Spanish I call it enduido

  • Lois Evans
    Lois Evans
    on Jul 16, 2017

    What a beautiful finish! I love the font! Can you tell me the name?
    • Lois Evans
      Lois Evans
      on Jul 16, 2017

      thanks Marcella!
      if you think of it please let me know.

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  • Lynn
    on Feb 7, 2019

    This is amazing! You definitely delivered on her request for it to be original! You are very talented me amiga....definitely in the right line of work. Bravo! Olé!

  • Carol Cole
    Carol Cole
    on Feb 13, 2019

    Absolutely beautiful, fit for a Queen.

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