Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My Yellow Iron Bed




Without further ado, here's my little iron bed - 
the one I got at the flea market for $40 - with a fresh coat of cheery yellow.




Here's what her finished looked like when I brought her home.  Though I saw potential for an "industrial" look, after cleaning her up she still was rubbing off lots of rust, and I've really always been wanting a yellow bed in my heart.



So first she got a little rub down with some 50 grit sandpaper.  Second, washed her off.  And then sprayed on coat of this spray primer meant especially for slightly rusted metal.



 This is my can of paint I showed you yesterday, but since I shot the photo outside, it looked a bit more sunny than it really is.



You can see the color better here on the paint chip indoors.
It's Valspar's "Golden Castle" {found at Lowes} in Semi-Gloss.



I used a regular semi-gloss latex paint because I wanted this specific color.  But I think this kind of paint job is really better suited to spray paint.  I had trouble with brush marks, and finally gave up and embraced the "brushed" look. :)



 Now, what's that you say?  You thought this bed was meant for my little man's room?




 Well, you are quite right.  I just set her in here and dressed her up for giggles, since little man's room is not at all painted yet...

 


And dressing up is just so fun.



 You can see my other decorating ventures {HERE}.






82 comments:

  1. oh my goodness, these pictures are just BEAUTIFUL. Love that teal pillow with it to. good work sister.

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  2. I love it! I want one!

    Shannon @ Imperfectly-Inspired

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  3. Wowza! I agree, your pictures are beautiful. absolutely gorgeous! And that bed, oh my it's pretty! Awesome makeover!

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  4. What a gorgeous bed!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  5. This is a wonderful , wonderful color combination and an awesome bed makeover ! I love your style !

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  6. What a deal and what a transformation! So pretty!

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  7. That is so pretty! And I love how you prettied it up until it finds its permanent residense. The teal with that yellow is gorgeous!

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  8. i love it!! the color is perfect!

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  9. amazing!!! now you've got my wheels turning on my identical full size bed! everything is so beautiful together! great job!!!
    xo

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  10. I never woulda thought yellow...but WOW!! it pops!

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  11. The yellow bed is lovely- espcially the color you chose against the white! I have an iron bed that I spray-painted red. Beautiful photos!

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  12. lovely! it will be a great boys bed one day too!

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  13. love the yellow and turquoise color combo!

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  14. So pretty- not just the yellow bed but the entire display; I adore the suitcase table and the clock! I just pinned it. Beautiful!

    Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

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  15. Coming over from Miss Mustard Seed...what a beautiful shade of yellow this is. And I don't notice the brush marks at all. I love the little vignette you created at the bedside as well. Also you have a create camera, excellent photos. I'm going to pin this as well.

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  16. Goodness...could I steal your bedroom! I love it :) I've been loving yellow lately!

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  17. This is lovely, Cailan! I perfect pick!

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  18. Your bed is adorable, and the photography is "wow" too! Nice job!

    Thanks for sharing today :D

    Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed's linky party tonight,
    Suzanne in NW Illinois

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  19. Swoon!! I love this! What an unexpected but marvelous color choice!! I featured you today in my Friday I'm In Love favorites!

    http://socialsalutations.blogspot.com/2011/10/friday-im-in-lovewith-brights.html

    - Jenn @ Social Salutations

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  20. Wow, that is one heck of a makeover-it's stunning!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  21. I am in LOVE with this! The yellow is just perfect, and your photos are fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

    I'm your newest follower; I'd love for you to come check out my blog!

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  22. Totally love the yellow! I also love the styling of the photo!

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  23. I love the brush marks on it!! You did a fabulous job making this bed look great! I featured you today!!

    http://craptastickatie.blogspot.com/2011/10/five-feature-friday-15.html

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  24. My "little men" who are now grown each had a bed like that painted candy apple red. I loved them, so cute for boys!

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  25. LOVE it! And am totally in love with the pillow- it's perfection! Great Job!

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  26. Love this...I saw it featured at Craptastic....You did a great job!

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  27. Stopping by from the weekend wrap-up party at TT&J! Loving this bed & that beautiful shade of yellow! Beautiful pictures too by the way!

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  28. this is soooo gorgeous!!!! what good taste you have!

    If you're interested in linking up at more parties, I've got one that just started! I'd love to have you!

    Once Upon a Weekend @ Family Ever After, Friday nights

    http://www.familyeverafterblog.com/2011/10/once-upon-weekend-link-party-16-and.html

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  29. Hello. I just love what you've done with the bed. Your color choice and staging is just perfect!

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  30. It looks so bright and cheery - I love it! A nice unexpected look, and it's perfect for your room. I found on just like it and am rethinking the "navy" blue I painted it. Looks a bit too royal blue and kind of cheapy as a result. But, it looked worse outside than it did when I brought it inside, thank goodness. The jury is still out.

    But I love yours!

    Jenny
    www.EvolutionofStyleblog.blogspot.com

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  31. i HEART yellow! can't wait to see it in your sons room! :)

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  32. Gorgeous. I would keep the bed for myself! Your son is a lucky duck.

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  33. this bed is AMAZING... saw it at craptastic and i had to tell you i love it! andnow i have to go see more !

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  34. This is so insanely gorgeous I can't stand it! I didn't know this until now, but I need a yellow bed in my life :D

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  35. Love the yellow and I have that same pillow in a taupe color.

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  36. Such a gorgeous bed...just love the yellow!

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  37. I have a passion for yellow that never ends, but never thought about a yellow bed until now. This iron bedframe is simple, but stunning. Thank you for sharing.

    www.findingbeauty4you.blogspot.com

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  38. I think my heart just STOPED!

    I love this BED!

    I would love for you to share it on my party... I hope to see you there!

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  39. I love love love those colors...great job! I hope you will link up with me here:
    http://www.thegingerbreadblog.com/2011/10/sweet-saturday-v11.html

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  40. Yeeeeaaaah baby!! That is truly a gorgeous makeover! It's nice to see people being adventurous with their colour choices. LOVE! :)

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  41. Geez, I would have never thought of yellow for a metal bed but this looks amazing. Your bed makes me happy :)

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  42. Good heavens that is like the perfect yellow! I love everything about it! Well done. Please come link this to my VIP party this weekend http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/10/vip-party-34.html and have a Happy Halloween!

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  43. LOVE it! Fantastic job and I love that you did not back down from a bold color!

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  44. This is gorgeous! I have a metal bed just like this in the garage. I cant wait to paint it a fun color like you did!

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  45. Have a bed almost like that and absolutely love it. WOuld never have tried such a vibrant color but this is fabulous! Time for me to start looking for a new bed color! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  46. Oh my goodness, it is gorgeous! Just popping in from TT&J & I love your style! It's such a happy color :)

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  47. I absolutely LOVE the bed! I love yellow...but it doesn't look great on me...so I'm always looking for ways to use it. This is incredible thank you so much for sharing this. Great work!

    Allyson
    http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

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  48. This is beautiful! Love the yellow!

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  49. wow. i LOVE this!! just stumbled upon your blog today and i love it! i'm your newest follower! come check my space out if you can... www.megvcornwell.blogspot.com. i think we have a lot in common ;)

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  50. Well everyone has already said it all bit fabulous job, you really have an amazing eye for styling things! The pillow is making me swoon :)

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  51. So pretty and original! Great styling!

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  52. Just to let you know that your lovely setting will be featured in tomorrow's post over at Hating Martha...this is just too beautiful to keep quiet!

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  53. This bed is GORGEOUS and so is your photography! Love this project.

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  54. That looks beautiful and I LOVE how you have it styled. It was exciting after I was looking through your blog to discover that you are from Colorado. I am too and I love to find other CO bloggers. I will be following your adventures.

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  55. I just wanted to let you know that I am featuring you tomorrow during "Sunday Best".
    Your bed is simply LOVELY!

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  56. So *happy*! I love it. And I love the way you photographed it too! Great job.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  57. LOVE the colour you chose and the way you decorated around it is so pretty. Can't you keep it for yourself? It is a shame to share it!

    Beautiful blog, by the way.

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  58. I'm doing this this weekend! I'm praying it comes out as good as yours!

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  59. So I did it! I was wondering how many coats yours took you?

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  60. just wanted to stop by & say...i heart your yellow bedroom. it's one of my favorite pins on pinterest. thanks for the inspiration!

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  61. Looking amazing after getting yellow painted, you can do that to your old metal bed to give it a new look, i recently did it on the old iron bed of my daughter, used white and pink to make stripes on it.

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  62. Well you have done a very beautiful work. it is just an amazing work. you have covert this bed in a very beautiful way.
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  63. I found this lovely pictures on Pinterest and fell in love with that wonderful yellow bed, and had to write about it in my blog, so I borrowed two of the pictures to show my readers that lovely bed with those old suitcases as nightstand. I hope you don't mind.

    Kind regards

    Victoria

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