Dying yet? Sit tight...they are about to get even better.
Shayne sent me this picture as inspiration for the finish and said she wanted the beds "Crusty" looking.
Before I started painting, I took a paint pen by Krylon in gold leaf to go over the pretty details, so that when I distressed the finish, the gold would peak through.
Then I mixed up some DIY chalk paint in a color similar to the inspiration but a bit more blue. I painted 2 coats and then had a lot of fun distressing! I used Jacobean stain to glaze, here is how they ended up. I love my king bed, but if I had room in my guest room for these babies, I'd buy them from Shayne!! Forgive my lack of staging...the hubs was not going to help me haul these inside ;)
These have been a labor of love, but worth every minute. Hope you love them too!