Here’s the ‘before’ of a solid pine wood bed that’s been transformed into a navy blue twin bed. The bed was in great condition but had some very feminine flowers painted on the headboard. The flowers were in direct contrast to the chunky, masculine spindles. Can you see where I’m going with this?
That’s right, while originally a girl’s bed, this bed actually had the perfect makings of a boy’s bed; and since I’ve been loving navy blue lately and trying out high gloss, this was the perfect piece for both.
The bed came with two metal side rails. While the headboard and footboard may be solid wood, the two rails are metal so it was important to use a paint made for both wood and metal. Using the same paint on both creates a cohesive look, making the rails appear to made of the same wood as the headboard and footboard.
I’ve been using Benjamin Moore DTM (direct-to-metal) acylic paint because of it’s adhesion to both wood and metal, but it’s only made in a low-lustre sheen. Benjamin Moore does make a high gloss enamel though and if you read the tiny print on the label, it says that it also adheres to metal (like their DTM). The high gloss enamel appeared to be DTM’s sister-paint so I gave it a try and really liked it.
You can really see the higher gloss sheen here…
The color is Benjamin Moore’s Abyss, a very dark navy.
Please pardon my messy workshop. I couldn’t stand the dirt any longer and also painted that side door and the other one leading into my cellar dark blue this week. Then pulled out the white paint and painted that entire side wall. Just one of the home improvements projects on “THE LIST” to be completed before my daughter’s graduation in two weeks. There’s nothing like the deadline of an event to spark you into getting things done!
Much better, don’t you think?! I’d paint that floor too if I didn’t think I’d get any more paint on it from painting furniture; but that will just have to remain spotted.
Anyway… back to the navy blue bed….
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