Marcela Pena
by Marcela Pena
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
Marcela Pena
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  • Mahmaz 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 Virginia on Jul 24, 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.

  • Lois Evans Lois Evans on Jul 15, 2017
    What a beautiful finish! I love the font! Can you tell me the name?

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  • Lynn Lynn on Feb 07, 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.