Before I share the progress on the daybed, remember Furniture Feature Friday? Someone mentioned it to me in a comment a couple of days ago and it sparked an idea. Why not bring it back, but host it on Instagram by using the hashtag #FurnitureFeatureFriday ? It’s much simpler than the old school link parties and it’ll be a fun way to see and showcase the work and finds of others.
Here’s how it will work…
This will take place on Instagram, so you do have to have a public Instagram account to play along. Just share a piece of furniture and use the hashtag, so myself and others can find it. It doesn’t have to be painted furniture, but can be a favorite find, a new arrangement, a makeover, whatever. As long as furniture is included.
And I’ll pick and feature my favorites on my Instagram account and here on the blog.
Start sharing today and I’ll feature pieces next week.
And, speaking of furniture, I started working on the upstairs guest room daybed yesterday. This is a project I brought with me all the way from PA. This bed was just too special for me to sell, so I kept it in the hopes I would have a spot for it and it’s perfect in my sewing room/guest room.
I started out by painting the frame in MMS Milk Paint Farmhouse White.
I painted straight over the existing paint and didn’t do any prep work. This is an old, crusty piece, so I was fine with just painting it and going with whatever happen. It started out a pale aqua, so I only needed to apply one coat of paint.
I wanted to bring out some of the detail and knock the “newness” off of the paint…
…so I lightly sanded the edges with 120 grit paper.
You can find a more detailed post on distressing HERE.
Once I was done with distressing, I wiped off the dust and finished it with Hemp Oil.
Hemp Oil can look a little yellow or green when applied over whites, but it will be white again once you wipe away the oil.
I prefer using a microfiber cloth for wiping away excess Hemp Oil. They are lint-free and do a great job wicking away the oil.
Now. it’s ready for the upholstery…
More to come…