The moment I saw this bed, I knew it had so much potentials. Literally a week after I bought the bed, Amy of Maison Decor introduced me to the most amazing Efex appliques. I added the appliques with contact cement and painted the frame in a mix of Chalk Paint® in Old White and Paris Grey. You can read about how I created my dream bed here. So my little green bed frame became all fancy and turned into this beauty.
I wish our love story ended there but it didn't. I was told it was a queen size bed frame but in truth, it was a full size. I cried...like real tears. So I am keeping the headboard for my bed because I just love it so much. I decided to turn the foot board into a French daybed. For months now I have been taking an upholstery class with the most amazing teacher. The man can do anything. He said he will help me build anything if I promise him I won't paint any antique furniture. Hmmm...we will see about that. So the two of us started working away. Here is our beauty in every step of her make over. Get ready for lots of pictures.
Listen, if I can do this, anyone can do it!! Shoot me any questions and I will try my best to answer them. Are you ready for the final reveal????
I am in love...like seriously in love. The details make this piece extra special.
It is so amazing to have a vision in my head then to make it happen. It truly is the best feeling in the whole wide world. I am really excited about the daybed not just because I created it but because now I finally have enough chairs to replace my old couches.
I can remember a cold December night three years ago. It was our first night as the three of us. Things has been moved out. Goodbyes were said. I remembered sitting on our living room floor...watching Bella who was two and a half then playing with six months old Aurora. They just looked so happy unaware of all the life changes. I think I wanted to cry then. I didn't because as usual I didn't allow myself to dwell on my emotions or what ifs and what now. I was afraid to even think about the unknown because it was too scary for me to even consider. I wrote down a list of everything I was going to do in the house. It was my goal to create this world for the girls where their imaginations can take center stage. Damn with all the rules. This house was going to be our blank canvas and it was going to be limitless.
Replacing the couches was on top of the list. They were ripped all the way to the wood frame and just plain ugly. I didn't want to just buy a couch either. I always knew I wanted to make it myself. And I did. Today when I brought the daybed in the house and placed it in the living room, Bella came right over with pillows and started to redecorate the whole living room. She wanted to make sure one of her paintings will be in the pictures. : ) After she was satisfied with her work, she sat on the daybed with a smile and said, "This is wonderful, Mommy. I want to do things just like you. I think I want to be you when I grow up." I am not going to lie...the tears that I held onto that cold December night came rushing out like a flood. I found myself on the floor...sobbing while holding onto my daughter's legs. It wasn't tears of sadness or lost. They were tears for the unknown. The unknown that I was so terrified of that cold December night turned out to be this precise moment. This moment of pure happiness. We made it...the three of us.
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