Inspiration can come from anywhere. I found this gorgeous duvet cover one day while scrolling through Instagram and instantly fell in love.
I was so inspired that I decided to make a big shift in my colour palette.
From light and airy to rich, dark and moody.
The colour of my bed frame did not work with the duvet. Rather than buying another bed to match my duvet cover, an inexpensive option was to paint my bed. Here are the steps and the materials I used to transform my bed with Dixie Belle Paint so you can try it out on your next project.
First give your bed a quick prep using White Lightening to clean and remove any residue. Then use 220 sandpaper to scuff sand and give it some "tooth". Next wipe off any residue with a damp shop rag.
Dixie Belle’s Pine Cone chalk mineral paint was the perfect warm, rich brown color to beautifully contrast the duvet.
Start by giving the paint a good shake to mix up the pigments. Using a round or oval to paint the bed is perfect for painting the spindles and will leave a smooth finish.
Apply the paint in long strokes, occasionally misting with the Continuous Spray Mister to minimize brush strokes and to keep the paint moving. Once the whole bed has been painted, wait approximately 30-45 before applying another coat of paint.
Once the second coat is dry, take the Clear Coat and give it a good stir. Using the blue sponge to apply the clear coat will give an even finish and help avoid streaking. Make sure to apply a thin coat and apply it in long strokes. Once the whole bed has been completed, let it dry and apply another coat for more durability.
To add some depth and dimension to the details of the bed, apply Best Dang Wax in Brown. La Petite wax brush will help get into all of the crevices. Use a shop rag to push the wax into the details and remove any excess.
I love my bed transformation! Painting your bed to change up your colour palette is so easy and inexpensive to do. Make sure to try it out on when you are looking to make a change. Happy painting!