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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

My Craigslist Bed

I got a bed!
Yay!
Finally!
  The lady on Craigslist told me that she really didn't want to break up the set.  So I said thank you and left it at that.  Two days later she emails me and says that she is willing to sell the bed for $90.
I knew I didn't want to pay more than $100, so I was so happy.
 I was even happier when I saw how heavy duty this thing was.
Plus,the fact that she lived only a mile from my house was the icing on the cake!



I knew I wanted to paint it white.
So I got out Annie Sloans Old White.
This paint is perfect for a project like this that  has a shiny finish on it.
 No sanding--just start painting!


As I put the clear wax on, I sanded the edges to distress the bed.
I love the details.


It is so Pretty!


I have painted my dresser and a rocker in AS Duck Egg, so I thought I would paint these gold medallions in Duck Egg.
Just a little highlight to the bed.
Again, I was just able to paint right over the metal and the paint grabbed on to it.
The dark wax really makes a piece for me.



My bedroom is almost finished.
I still need to paint hubby's dresser.


Oh and Hubby is loving the new look.

Linking up with:

My Monday Muse

Beyond The Picket FenceFurniture Feature Fridays  New House, New Home, New Life

44 comments:

  1. Tammy that is GORGEOUS! Great job, love the new look.

    xox

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  2. That bed is stunning! Love your bedding with it too. A bedroom makeover is so exciting! Mine's a long way away still, so I'll just have to live vicariously through you!

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  3. It looks great! You've done so much work in your bedroom and it all looks wonderful!

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  4. What a beautiful job you have done. I'm loving that Annie Sloan's Old White. Just perfect with the duck egg for accent! Would love for you to share on Simple & Sweet Fridays. So inspiring!!

    Jody

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  5. Beautiful bed. wonderful job refinishing it.

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  6. This is a great makeover! I love the bed in white. I need to keep my eye out for something like this. If you're looking for another place to share your creative projects, check out Etcetorize (http://etcetorize.blogspot.ca/2012/05/make-it-great-monday_27.html). Would love to see you there~

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  7. Yay for you!! Looks wonderful :) Laurel

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  8. Love it!! I've been wanting to do something similar. You did an amazing job :-) Love your blog!!!

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  9. This is really really beautiful - great job.
    I'm your newest follower - would love to have
    you follow back!

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  10. The bed looks amazing. What a great score. You have go to love when it all comes together!

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  11. It was meant to be, and it is oh so pretty and perfect now. Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

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  12. Beautiful job, Tammy! You are so talented using the dark wax. I'm still working with it and trying to get a feel for it. But you've got it done perfectly! Gorgeous!

    xoxo laurie

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  13. What a beautiful piece of furniture: it so suits white!

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  14. You did an amazing job! I love how it turned out!

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  15. Tammy, first I am so sorry that I missed your party this weekend. I love the bed. I have never seen anything on Craig's List I wanted - always too expensive. Beautiful distressed finish and I love the medallion detail. I am sure you will show us your husband's dresser when you finish. Came over from Etcetorize.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  16. That is a beautiful bed ! It looks great painted !

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  17. You did a fabulous job. You make it sound so easy. It really looks nice.

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  18. Isn't is amazing what paint and distressing does to a piece of furniture....what personality it has now! Wonderful job:)!

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  19. Isn't craigslist the best? Love the new look of the bed

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  20. Oh my goodness, what a wonderful transformation- and done so frugally!]

    GREAT JOB!!

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  21. I think your bed is fabulous. You did a great job transforming it. Love love love it.

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  22. Oh you lucky!! Terrific bed and even better painting job....it's addictive that paint....
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  23. Beautiful! What a deal and such a wonderful transformation! Linda

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  24. This bed is gorgeous! Love how you used the Old White!

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  25. Beautiful! I'm getting rid of the old furniture in my master and replacing it with older furniture with a little help from paint! My husband is liking it (I think) but having trouble with the fact that every thing will NOT match. Check out my project. I love your bed and dresser!

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  26. I love this bed and the color is great. Just beautiful!!

    Cynthia

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  27. Hi Tammy,

    Wow! What a great buy. Your headboard is gorgeous!

    Dee

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  28. Gorgeous!!! I just got my first cans of ASCP and can't wait to get started! I think I'm going to tackle a small cabinet for my first project but your bed makes me want to jump into something bigger!! I've got to start looking on Craigslist! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  29. Lucky you...you just made this purchase so much nicer with the paint! Looks fabulous!

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  30. The bed turned out BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for linking up to my party. Please grab a link party button on my page :) I'll be joining your party later this week... can't wait. Thanks again!
    http://www.doodlesandstitches.com/

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  31. Hi Tammy...just found you at Wow Us Wednesdays and had to come take a closer look. I too am in search of a bed. You hit the jackpot with this one. I just love ASCP and you did a fantastic job transforming you find into perfection! I am now a Follower! Blessings ~ Judy

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  32. Wow! My guest room bed is nearly identical to yours. Now you make me want to experiement and try my hand at painting it...

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  33. Yay!!! You got a bed!!! And it looks BEAUTIFUL!!! You're home is getting to be so full of beautiful treasures!!

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  34. What a great bed and you did a wonderful job painting it. I love the way it looks now! Great job! Thanks for linking up to the All Star Block Party!

    Holly

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  35. WOW you did such an awesome job!! I love the color you chose to change it to!

    Happy to be your newest follower from the blog hop!

    Hope you get a chance to check out my blog :)

    xo, Jersey Girl

    hairsprayandhighheels.blogspot.com

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  36. ucky find-and you have made it beautiful!

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  37. That has to be one of the best Craigslist finds of all time! It's stunning!!

    Thanks for sharing with us on The All Star Block Party!!

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  38. This is the second party I saw this bed on and I still love it very much!! It is so great and ornate.

    Cynthia

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  39. Great job on the bed. Your bedroom is so sweet. I am having an ASCP frenzy too. . .so much to paint. Gotta get it done and out of the garage.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  40. Amazing transformation! Thanks for linking up to My Monday Muse!

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