This gorgeous, girly bed frame was created by Brandi from The Junque Market with a little help from Full Bloom!
Be In Full Bloom
I have had a container of Country Chic Paint’s All-In-One Décor Paint in Full Bloom for a while now that I could not wait to try out. The hard part was deciding what I wanted to paint with it. I finally chose a bed from our shop as the lucky winner. I had a “new to me” painting technique in mind and Full Bloom was the perfect color choice for this bed.
I am a newbie to the furniture refinishing game, so all the different painting techniques that I find appealing and want to try are learning experiences for me. I wanted to try a new technique that I absolutely adore the look of – ombre painting. I know the ombre trend has been around for a while, but people seem to still be loving it, so I was going to give a shot.
I first divided the headboard and foot board into three equal sections, marking them with chalk, so that I would have a visual of where each color would begin and end. I decided to have the darkest shade at the bottom, so I applied Full Bloom to the bottom third of both parts of the bed. After two coats, I was ready to move on to the next section.
Before starting, I read a few tutorials on how to achieve the ombre effect. None of them really appealed to me, because they wanted me to have multiple jars of paint for a 3 tone ombre piece. They also wanted me to do some blending, which I was not totally comfortable with. For me, that was too much confusion. I kept it simple and simply mixed in some white paint with some Full Bloom in a separate container for my next third of the bed frame. The resulting color was a perfect match, of course.
I finished the middle portion of the ombre and let it dry. Then I got a slightly dampened sponge. I dipped the sponge in just a small about of the middle color and dragged it down over the darker bottom color to create a fading effect, dipping it in water and paint when I it got dry. When I was finished with that, I mixed more white paint into the previous mixture to achieve an even lighter color of the Full Bloom. Then once again, I used the dampened sponge and paint to pull down that color over the middle section.
All in all, I would say this turned out pretty neat. It was definitely a learning experience. I am looking forward to trying it on a bigger piece of furniture. A little different from the typical ombre, but I like it. How about you?
- All-in-One Decor Paint (Country Chic Paint)
Published August 8th, 2017 11:18 AM
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