Sunday, February 10, 2013

Getting ready for bed

Once I resigned myself to the fact that the new sunroom would not be wide enough to accommodate the hanging swing bed 
of my dreams, I set about looking for a suitable substitute. I envisioned a comfortable spot that I could sit on 
during the day and sleep on during hot summer nights. Turns out the solution was right underneath me.

I would de-uglify the guest room daybed and move it to the sunroom. 
The black paint would have to go, and don't even get me started on the brass finials. Blchh.


Given the white window trim, white doors, and white ceiling in the new room, 
I figured I could do no harm with a white bed. I did my homework and found this stuff.
It was supposed to create a hammered texture on the metal surface.

Let's just say that the texture is more tack hammer than sledge hammer. I was hoping for bigger dents.
But at least it covered up the ugly brass. I sprayed on two coats of regular satin, then one coat of the hammered. 
Maybe if I had used three coats of hammered, the texture would be more noticeable. Live and learn. Or get hammered and not care.




Once the bed is made, it's not like you see alot of the frame anyway. I think it will look quite nice
when it's in front of the sunroom window instead of the off-center art in my bedroom.

Even with all the pillows and a new quilt, though, I can't help but feel something is missing...




Much better.



Smooch: I really like my new bed, mom. Thanks!



Smooch: What do you mean I have to share?


28 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the way Smooch crosses her paws--so dainty. ;)

    The white paint really lightens up the day bed. I think the hammered effect works a lot better with dark colors in my experience.

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  2. Won't it be kind of hard fitting all of us in there, too?

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  3. How nice it looks, especially with Smooch in the middle of it! :-)

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  4. WHO is going to sleep on it on hot summer nights?

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  5. A definite improvement!
    Best always,

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  6. Seems to me someone has already staked her claim on the day bed!

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  7. I'm sure Smooch thinks you created this sunroom just for her. I giggled a little when you mentioned the off center art...

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  8. I like it. Smooch loves it. It looks like it will be a great place to relax and read a book.

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  9. Perfect - Smooch loves it! Lookin good!

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  10. Oh, God, I love Smooch. What a baby darlin' girl.
    Good job on the bed. You must have done that painting not-in-the-house, right? Spray painting any spindled thing has always been a horror for me. Maybe because it's one of those things I want to be over as quickly as possible. The finished product looks beautiful!

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  11. Perfect fit! Just her size.

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  12. It looks fantastic!

    Sometimes the solutions are right in front of us. Great job.

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  13. I think it is fantastic and Smooch loves it too....You definitely made a great decision and it didn't cost you an arm or leg...just paint...
    My sunroom is currently being used as the laundry, sewing, ofc. room...UGH!!! Not nearly as great as your room will be when done....I will be right over...HEEHEE
    Love from NC

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  14. I think it turned out great. At least from what I can see from here. lol

    Of course, you have to share.

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  15. Love the white, love the quilt, love the stretched out dog. Sure wish I had a sunroom and some donkeys out back, but that will never be so I'll enjoy yours instead. Good job!

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  16. Estella from Co.2/10/13, 10:48 AM

    Smooch is such a sweet heart and what a model...love the spread and colors. Looking forward to seeing it out on the sun porch. Hugs to all.

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  17. Isn't she the cheeky one? ..hahahhaha.....but so irresistible.....

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  18. Well, I guess we know where Smooch will be while you working from home!

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  19. Smooch looks pretty pleased with the revamped daybed. Good job, Carson. We love a happy dog! It's going to be the perfect spot to relax.
    What's going to take it's place in the house? I see more shopping?

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  20. A perfect solution...you have such good taste!

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  21. Wow, nice job! Love all the cozy quilts on it too. Very inviting. Smooch looks like very contented pup up there on "Her" new bed!

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  22. Howdy Smooch, wowza, what a wonderful bed. Is your mum getting you breakfast now? hehe. Take care mate. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

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  23. What will be your view from the new sunroom? I've seen pics looking in but not sure about looking out.

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  24. I looks great! It is definitely complete with Smooch up there getting all warmed up for you :)

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  25. As usual, Smooch looks amazining on her pretty new daybed and beautiful quilt. What a beauty she is! Love the white bed BTW! Hugs, Meghan

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  26. The rustoleum paint works well if it is a metallic colour you use. I have several cans and it paints metal wonderfully and does give it the hammered look. I have not used any other colours than the metallics.

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