I love seeing a pair of matching twin beds in a bedroom. The girls will tell you, I definitely have a thing for symmetry!
And here at Elizabeth & Co., I always seem to be the girl who paints the beds. So when Karla's neighbor dropped these beauties off in her driveway, she asked if I wanted them. Yes, please!
As you can see, they had a ton of red in them. So even though I was using chalk paint, I decided to be safe and prime them with a coat of Zinsser Cover Stain Primer. It is oil-based and really perfect for furniture with red undertones.
The color is a soft gray called French Silver from the Behr paint and primer in one line. It's the same color as Megan's distressed and glazed side table. I mixed it up with the homemade chalk paint recipe. The flat chalky finish was a perfect match for this style of furniture.
With the primer, I got great coverage on the very first coat. But these were so easy to paint, I went ahead with a second coat just for good measure. Yes I like symmetry and I'm a bit of a perfectionist, just in case you need to know.
I love the sweet details on the headboards.
And the footboards have a soft feminine curve.
These pieces also have a formality to them that definitely called for a light distressing.
If you compare them to Megan's side table, you can see what a difference the amount of distressing can make. Both pretty and perfect for their individual style. I think it's worth taking the time to really look at a piece and let it tell you what it needs.
I finished up with two coats of Minwax Paste Finishing Wax.
Pretty, don't you think?
And I just love that there's a pair of them!
I even have the rails and the slats - yeah! That makes life so much easier.
And here's a peak at where this pair will be residing for at least the next few weeks - the decorator show house we're working on here in Westminster. We spent several hours there yesterday putting our bedrooms together. Things are coming together quite nicely!
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