Marcela Pena
Marcela Pena
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Unique


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...
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At an auction, as ususal, I bought this bed and matching nightstands.
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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).
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I painted frame gold and the rest in a beige greenish colour. Then painted the centre white.
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Distressed white paint so that the greenish colour below could also be seen in this part, so I was integrating both areas.
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In the center, hand painted crown and text
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And decoupaged some roses around
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Created some shades with dark green patina
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And an old pink patina on white parts. At the end used golden wax on the relief.
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Followed the same steps on the nightstands.
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And here is the finished set!
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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
Marcela Pena

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  • 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.

    • Skr8483245
      on Jul 27, 2016

      Louis Quatorze or Rococo. You did a beautiful job! I like it either way! In terms of value however, if it is an original piece (authentic) you greatly diminish value by altering original surfaces ... Sometimes by tens of thou dis of dollars. If you have a valuable piece in bad shape, you want to preserve...take it to a reputable and professional, expert furniture restoration restorer! It will be returned to its former glory without losing its value. However, your piece your choice ... And your French provencial theme is wildly charming and feminine!

  • 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
      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
    on Jul 16, 2017

    What a beautiful finish! I love the font! Can you tell me the name?

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  • Dan27604030
    on Jul 10, 2017

    Here in france and england whaes called dark wooden furniture is so inexspensive now in auction rooms and also being dumped in skips,
    So now is a great time to try these ideas,

  • Nikki
    on Nov 7, 2017

    A stunning set, I love the wood icing effect,
    Well done! shall definitely be purchasing some wood icing 😊

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