PS I worked with KILZ® for this blog post, as always all thoughts and opinions are my own.
We found this antique four poster bed years ago when we lived in North Carolina. This bed belonged to the first doctor of New Bern, North Carolina. We knew we needed this bed when we first saw it… This is our first home big enough for the bed. Always wanting to bring it back into our home we dug it out of storage a week or so ago… We are so excited it fits in our farmhouse. We really love the style of this four poster bed but we knew it needed some love & retouching. The finish on the posts is really worn out so we are excited to bring new life into this antique bed in our master bedroom.
We wanted to paint the posts white, anytime you are painting an antique piece like this it is so important to set a good foundation for your paint. We primed the bedposts using KILZ® 3 PREMIUM Primer. KILZ® Primer will keep the old varnish hidden & prevent bleeding. Bleeding happens when you add a coat of paint and see things seeping through from underneath the paint. Primer is such an important step to setting a good foundation for your paint. From our experience with antiques – the varnishes and sealers they used way back then tend to bleed through your paint if you don’t use a primer. We want to prevent bleeding from coming through to save ourselves time. With antiques or projects like this, we always prime our piece before getting started.
After using our KILZ® Primer, we went in with the KILZ COMPLETE COAT® PAINT in WHITE WING LJ260 to revamp our antique bed. White Wing is one of my favorite white paints and I love the way it turned out. The white bedposts make the room still feel bright and airy but also make the antique piece really fit my style and taste. Seriously, how cozy does this bed look? … I want to jump right in.
I am joining Love and Specs in the KILZ® Street to Sweet Sweepstakes. Maryal and Chris are tackling their own furniture makeover project over on their blog. Head over to the sweepstakes site to vote for your favorite project for a chance to win a $1,000 prepaid Visa® Gift Card!