Antique Twin Bed

Blue paints blended and layered for a dreamy paint finish.

I picked up this antique twin bed from a thrift store. It has a beautiful design and sits on casters, although the casters are not original to the bed.

Antique twin bed from thrift store

It was in good condition for it's age, but the original finish was worn.

Damage to finish on antique bed

My design for the color scheme is blue with white trim. I wanted a soft dreamy blue. My initial color was a little to bright, so I added some white and grey to tone it down.

Blending Chalk Paint

I added some white over my initial color. Then I dipped my paint brush into water and blended the white paint into the blue.

Use water to blend chalk paint

I continued the process of adding more blues and touches of white and repeated blending and mixing the colors until I achieved the color I wanted. I repeated the process on the back of the headboard and then both the front and back of the footboard. Next I taped off the panels and painted the trim and the bed rails.

Supplies used to blend chalk paint


I finished the project with a bit of distressing to the details and then sealed it with clear wax.

Antique twin bed painted with Chalk Paint

Back view of headboard and footboard

Decorative crown on antique bed

Decorative trim on antique bed

Beautiful details on footboard

Decorative trim on footboard

Layered white paint with warm undertones

Layered paint and distressing

Antique bed with rails and slats

The bed can be used with or without the casters. As I mentioned earlier they are not original to the bed, but I painted them to coordinate.

Casters painted to coordinate with bed

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Thin layers of paint creates an antique finish.


  1. Absolutely stunning Patricia! Looking at the before and after photos together clearly shows how impressive this makeover is. Love the paint techniques and colors you used. Pinned.


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