Friday, February 13, 2015

French Single Bed Head - love this.

Good morning! I'm off this morning to facilitate the annual performance reviews and yearly goal setting sessions for one of my good business consulting clients. I always enjoy these sessions (ok I USUALLY enjoy these sessions, sometimes they can be difficult) as I love seeing people develop in their role and I love mentoring and providing guidance to people on how to be successful in their careers. It's such rewarding work.

Anyway back to furniture painting! The other half of my working life :) - yesterday I finished a couple of lovely pieces. A beautiful french caned bed head. The cane is natural and so much nicer than some of the plastic reproduction cane that I have come across.

I painted the bedhead a beautiful grey / taupe (ASCP French Linen) with the carved detail highlighted, I have also antiqued and distressed this. If my daughter wasn't wanting a double bed I would be keeping this for her.

In perfect condition.

I also finished the drawers to the white bedside tables. These are being picked up in half an hour and the dressing table and stool that complete the set it being dropped off for me to paint also.  Such a pretty set, now all glossy and white with crystal handles.

Also I have to add that yesterday was my kids' school swim carnival, I spent a couple of hours watching them. So proud of seeing my kids swim well and have fun participating in all life has to offer.

Anyway, gotta fly.. school lunches to be made before I hit the road and hopefully not get stuck in traffic. The upside of working at clients' premises is that it always makes me grateful that I paint furniture from home.

Fiona x


  1. the elegant colour combo on the caned headboard is just beautifully, perfectly applied Fiona! Did you use some dark wax (or other?) on the scroll detail, or is that bit of pop just from distressing? Either way, well done - a favourite colour combo in truly skilled hands, looks so amazing!

  2. Wonderful job on elegantly updating this headboard. I live in Knoxville, Tennessee and have this same twin head board along with the footboard and side rails. I bought the bed at a church rummage sale because of it's originality, details, and cane authenticity. I'm saving it for a niece or granddaughter --- whoever needs it first. If I don't paint it with ASCP Old White, it will be painted and highlighted just as yours. Thanks for all the great painting ideas! Sarah Dunn


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