Saturday, March 6, 2010
My giddiness level is at an all time high. The bed is finished! I just got done applying the sealer and am waiting for it to dry. It looks awesome. The pictures don't look awesome because I am not an awesome photographer, but the bed really does look awesome. So proud of my husband (who did most of the work) and myself (who basically just painted/sanded/finished). Here's a quick word about sanding and staining. The distressed look is really popular right now, and I love it. It's easy to do. You just paint everything all one color and when the paint dries, you sand the edges. I have a Mouse sander power tool that makes this no problem. I think it's important to stain the peice after you sand it. This gives those newly opened edges (the white stuff you just sanded to create) a bit of depth and color. It also gives the area you painted a richer tone. In this picture, the top section has been stained, but the bottom has not. Can you see the difference? Wood stain is pretty inexpensive, and I've been using the same bottle of it for 3 years. It's worth the time and money you spend.