Bespaq bed makeover, aging the paint

by brae  

I started aging the Bespaq bed by removing some of the Krylon Almond satin paint using a sanding stick.  I picked up a package of these at Hobby Lobby.

I went for a little less wear than my inspiration photo.


image from European Paint Finishes

Detail of the wear patterns on the inspiration bed.

Detail of the wear on my bed.  I wanted to emphasize the lines and details of the bed without overdoing it, especially since miniature finishes tend to work best when they are subtle.

I dry brushed some brown paint into the grooves and recesses, again using only a little.  It added some nice depth.

I cut new foam core board pieces to replace the original mattress.

We're ready for bedding!

The bed looks heavier now than it did in plain almond, don't you think?  :D

12 comments

Comment from: rosa [Visitor]  
Verdaderamente fantástica,me gusta el acabado que le has dado y el modelo es precioso, felicidades, feliz año nuevo:)
12/29/12 @ 02:55
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]
Beautiful work. You've turned it into something real.
12/29/12 @ 04:10
Comment from: Irene [Visitor]
Until I had seen you do this to a Bespaq piece, I don't think I would have been brave enough - probably given the cost of the thing in the first place - but I now see that to get exactly what you want, it's sometimes the best way to go and your bed definitely looks much better now than it did when it was mahogany!
12/29/12 @ 05:07
Comment from: Natalie [Visitor]
I love this bed Brae, the ageing technique you have used makes it look even more fantastic, look forward to seeing it dressed.
12/29/12 @ 06:21
Comment from: Audra [Visitor]
Looking great! I thought of you - ordered a half scale bed that looks like that (but not bespaq) that was in a lot on ebay. If you dont mind - I am going to try to copy you!! I refer back to your photos often.
12/29/12 @ 08:28
Comment from: Lyssa [Visitor]
OH! I love it this way! It does, indeed, look heavier. And loved. And like Grandma has knocked body parts into it one too many times. Lovely.
12/29/12 @ 18:20
Comment from: Janine [Visitor]
Good Morning Brae, You make everything look so easy.... makes me want to attempt to do more with what I have. All the best. Janine
12/29/12 @ 23:20
Comment from: Ana Correia [Visitor]
Ohh I love aging furniture, you did a wonderful job :) Hugs from Portugal
12/30/12 @ 13:21
Comment from: Elizabeth s [Visitor]
I love, love, Love It! You have an incredible sense of purpose in your miniatures. Everything makes sense and works like it could never be any other way. Beautiful. elizabeth
12/31/12 @ 01:00
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you so much! :D Audra - I'm looking forward to see what you come up with. I've always said, we each put our own spin on things even if we build the same thing. :yes:
12/31/12 @ 08:01
Comment from: Anne Oakley [Visitor]
Excellent job. I couldn't have thought of anything like that. You really made a positive change with it.
08/25/13 @ 06:18
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you!!! :D
08/28/13 @ 08:22


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