So I jumped in to get this bed done before Robin comes..I am happy happy how it turned out, and happy to have a bed back in the room again. I lightly sanded it, primed it with one coat of Killz, then used colonial cream, two coats, then two coats of freshwater blue.. next i lightly sanded some edges and flat areas for a "worn" look.. I mixed faux glaze medium, with acrylic craft paint color Asphaltum, 50/50.. and a little water.. I then brushed the mixture on , working quickly, and wiped off the excess.. the more u take off the less antique it looks.. You can always add some more glaze to make it darker..I then use the same antique mixture and a toothbrush dipped in it..and run the bristles across my finger to make it spatter onto the wood.. Always wear gloves for antique and spatter.. Once the spatter and antique is set up, you can add a clear coat of polycrylic . I normally brush it on..but it does come in spray cans. I had the chair in another room, I kinda get too many chairs.. I just like painting them too much.. then I had the little table in another room.. sometimes things need to be moved around a few times until they find "their spot". Soon robin will be here.. all new bedding, a mattress in a box from walmart,.. it actually has coils in it, was pretty comfy, but we added another comfort memory foam 2 " pad on top.. JUST for extra "ahhh" factor.. Robin and I like a cushy bed.
Another project marked off my list. We leave for the beach for 2 months this fall..One of our most favorite places to relax.