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the guest bed

I never really showed off the finished hand painted guest bed, so I thought it was high time.

Hand Painted Guest Bed | Miss Mustard Seed's Guest Room | MMS Milk Paint

To recap, this is the bed I used as inspiration.  I found it in a magazine about ten years ago and always loved it.

bavarian hand painted bed | miss mustard seed's inspiration

I knew the chances of finding a bed like that were pretty slim, so I looked for one with a shape that could work and I planned to paint it myself.  I found this bed at an antique store for $100.  The high headboard and curved footboard were about as good as I was going to get, I think.  It was beat up and the finished was crackled, probably from being stored in an attic, barn or garage, but that worked to my advantage when it came to creating an authentically antique-looking finish.

guest bed before | miss mustard seed

guest bed curved footboard before | miss mustard seed

I painted it in MMS Milk Paint French Enamel.

french enamel | miss mustard seed's milk paint

guest bed footboard painted in French Enamel MMS milk paint | miss mustard seed

I then painted some borders in MMSMP Apron Strings and chalked out the designs.

draw hand painted designs with chalk prior to painting | miss mustard seed

…and hand painted them.

hand painted guest bed | miss mustard seed

The rest of the hand painting was done in Linen and Mustard Seed Yellow.  It made me so happy that my milk paint colors were so perfect for this project!

hand painted guest bed | painted panels | miss mustard seed

The painting looked a little too new, so I distressed with a fine sanding sponge…

hand painted guest bed before distressing & waxing | miss mustard seed

…and applied Antiquing Wax to bring out the texture and imperfections of the original finish.  It also acts as the topcoat to protect the painted surface.

miss mustard seed's antiquing wax
…and here’s the result.

Hand Painted Guest Bed | Miss Mustard Seed's Guest Room | MMS Milk Paint

Hand Painted Guest Bed | Miss Mustard Seed's Guest Room | MMS Milk Paint

Hand Painted Guest Bed | Miss Mustard Seed's Guest Room | MMS Milk Paint

Hand Painted Guest Bed | Miss Mustard Seed's Guest Room | MMS Milk Paint

Hand Painted Guest Bed | Miss Mustard Seed's Guest Room | MMS Milk Paint

Hand Painted Guest Bed | Miss Mustard Seed's Guest Room | MMS Milk Paint

Hand Painted Guest Bed | Miss Mustard Seed's Guest Room | MMS Milk Paint

antique stool + ironstone platter = side table for small space | miss mustard seed's guest room

brass sconces from pottery barn | miss mustard seed's guest room

Hand Painted Guest Bed | Miss Mustard Seed's Guest Room | MMS Milk Paint

Hand Painted Guest Bed | Miss Mustard Seed's Guest Room | MMS Milk Paint

Hand Painted Guest Bed | Miss Mustard Seed's Guest Room | MMS Milk Paint

Hand Painted Guest Bed | Miss Mustard Seed's Guest Room | MMS Milk Paint

Everything is found or vintage except the sconces are from Pottery Barn and the sweet bolster pillow is the Madeline Gold Neckroll from Pine Cone Hill.

bolster pillow from pine cone hill | miss mustard seed's guest room
The fabric used on the bolster is based on a 1920’s silk fabric, so it worked well with the vintage and antique pieces in the room.

I am still planning to make a duvet over out of this discontinued fabric I bought from a reader, but I haven’t gotten around to it, yet.

guest room fabric | miss mustard seed

I’m also leaving the curtains as fabric lengths that are just clipped in place.  It means I have to deal with frayed threads and I’m always tucking the raw edges under, but I don’t want to hem them, since we’re hoping to sell our home.  I’ll hem the curtains in the next house.

I also never hung the vintage chandelier I bought for the room, again, keeping it for the next house.  Just imagine with me, how amazing it will look above that bed once the crystals are on!

antique brass chandelier | miss mustard seed

I grew up in Germany, so the style of this bed really speaks to me.  It’s like a little piece of Bavaria in my guest room.

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Comments

  1. It’s absolutely stunning!!
    … and if you ever get sick of it you can ship it to me ;)

  2. Rose Herrera says:

    You’re an artist and my inspiration……

  3. Debbie Ruiz says:

    Absolutely beautiful. I can’t wait to see the duvet too. You should be very proud of yourself.

  4. Sally Albus says:

    This is so impressive! I just LOVE it!!!

  5. Actually, upon taking a second { and third and fourth :) } look, I see your footboard has the same broken veneer. I guess it would be okay to smooth out the sharper areas and paint over that. I do love seeing the imperfections, just don’t want things getting snagged on it.

    I’m headed over to watch your “Selling Wholesale” video in the business course. Thanks again for all the great material!

    Jeanette

  6. Gilda says:

    I just finished using your hemp oil on my front door…seems to apply okay although, as an oil, it’s a bit drippy but that is just technique.. the door really absorbed it and it was nice to know that it’s food grade, so no odor and no worries.. I recommend this product.

  7. Carolyn says:

    Absolutely amazing! What a great job you did on this bed! I kept saying “No way!” but it’s evident that you did it! Lucky is the guest who gets to stay in your house & use this beautiful bed; I’m sure their dreams will be sweeter for having slept there.

  8. The guest room looks so inviting and fresh. Loving those red buffalo check curtains

  9. Perfect in every-way…love your creative spirit.
    Happy Day

  10. Lorretta from NH says:

    Absolutely beautiful. You have such an eye for beauty, serenity and graciousness!!

  11. Temmie says:

    The bed is absolutely amazing! Could you tell me more about the meaning or interpretation of the design on the headboard. thanks

  12. You are sooo incredibly talented. That is a work of art. Any guest would be honored to sleep on that beauty!

  13. That bed belongs in the little cabin we are building. It fits in my dream of how I want things to look.

    Also, so jealous of those sconces. I wan the brass ones, but they are sold out. Dang!

  14. Dayna Waddell says:

    I also grew up in Germany on an AF base (well, spent 6 years there) and just returned yesterday from a 2 week trip to Bavaria and now I want your bed! I hadn’t been back in 20 years and it’s still such a special, beautiful part of the world that I wish I could live there again.

  15. Kayla says:

    I absolutely LOVE these curtains! Where could I find some just like these? I love all
    of your ideas, so stunning!

  16. Yvette says:

    This is amazing.

  17. Sandra Vigil says:

    What beautiful colors! My mother gave me her hope chest and I gave it to my teenage daughter. I think French Enamel would make the hope chest spectacular!

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