Today I’m taking you back into my guest room for a quick update.
It’s official. My bed frame is now black. I’m again amazed at the magic of paint. You’d think that one of these days I’d no longer be surprised by how paint can change the look of something, but I’m starting to think that day may never come.
If you remember, the frame had been white and gold with lots of nicks and scratches.
This is how it looks in a cool matte black.
I think it’s much more appropriate for the room. (Which reminds me: I wanted to thank you for all of your great feedback on my bedroom design ideas. I had a feeling that opinions would be split, but now I do have a pretty good idea of the direction I want to take this space.Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts.)
I used spray paint to give the fame its makeover. I’m sure I only looked half-crazy spray painting a bed frame in my front yard.
For the color, I actually ended up using three different varieties of paint.
I started by painting the center with the High Performance Enamel. It’s a semi-gloss. I’m not sure what I was thinking, but the moment I started to paint I realized any gloss (even semi) was a bad idea. Plus, It was even more glossy than a typical semi-glass, which highlighted every imperfection.
So, back to the store I went to pick up two cans of Painter’s Touch. One was a primer, and one was flat.
Using the primer, I was able to achieve a gorgeous matte finish. Much better! Once the priming was done, I went back over the bed with the flat paint. However, to my surprise, even it was pretty shiny and glossy. Bummer.
Back to the store I went for another can of the primer which I used to finish off the bed.
I’m not a paint expert, so I’m not sure it’s okay to just finish a piece with primer. However, it gave me exactly the look I wanted, so I’m going to give it shot.
The matte finish hides the imperfections of the piece, plus the black isn’t so harsh. In fact, it almost appears to be a charcoal. Again, I can’t predict its durability, but I’ll be sure to keep you updated.
What do you think?
With that task completed, the fun part is finally here. Time to dress and decorate this space. Stay tuned!