I have always loved that Shakespeare quote, and it was what inspired my latest furniture rehab:
As you can see, the headboard says "Reve" which is french for dream. I wanted to try something romantic and whimsical with this bed, and a little french bedtime wish was just the thing.
I bought this bed ages ago when my little lady grew out of her crib- I found two adorable beds at the thrift store and I couldn't decide which one I liked better so I brought them both home. I did eventually decide on one for her (it is fabulous- wait till you see pics!) I figured whichever one I didn't end up using I could redo and sell. After getting this pretty blue all redone I love it so much it is going to be a wrench to part with it! Pity I don't have a guest room.
This bed was originally white, but the paint was dirty and sloppy and I wanted to try something a little out of the ordinary.
Being possibly the only creative type person in existence that doesn't own a vinyl cutter, I did things the old fashioned way to transfer the word onto the head board- printed Reve off in a font I liked, rubbed the entire backside with pencil, then laid it on the headboard and traced over the word. After it was all traced I painted over it with gray paint and a tiny paintbrush.
After painting the whole bed blue, I went over it with a light gray glaze to give it some dimension, and then distressed it. I recently finished some chairs for a friend that were heavily distressed, and now I've caught the fever! It is somehow very satisfying to take sandpaper to a freshly painted piece.
Actually,can I forget about selling? I'll just keep this cute little bed and stay curled up and cozy in it forever.
Aaaaaaand, now those who live near me know that I had to set this bed up in my living room to get decent pictures of it! Oh yes, I pretty much had to move around my entire house to get these shots- moved the tv stand and everything on it, moved the couch, and brought out the mattress and nightstand from little girlie's room. The lengths I go to for my art are absurd sometimes.