I found this wonderful little bed a few weeks ago. It looks very old, I would say 1940’s and has the most adorable stenciling on it surrounded by beading. It looks Amish to me or something along those lines. The footboard has a sweet curvy bottom and just oozes charm! Here is a quick “before” pic of the headboard. I decided to paint it in cream. I was going to leave the stenciled areas “as is” but after I got the first coat on, I realized they needed to be lightened up as well. I made a wash (see my Tutorial Page to find out how) and applied it over the stenciled areas. I love the look after sanding it back.Well, here is the finished product – a true shabby chic bed for any child’s room! It is so unusual and so sweet! And yes, a few of the beads are missing which makes it true shabby love!
Oh, that’s really beautiful. Gorgeous job!
Thanks so much!
love the stencil!
Oh my gosh!!!! Love this ..so cute!!!