AFFORDABLE DO IT YOURSELF HOME PROJECT | CHALK/MINERAL PAINT BEDROOM MAKEOVER | CHALK/MINERAL PAINT IN A SPRAYER
If you’ve ever read the book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” you’ll understand how this:
...quickly escalated into a full-blown bedroom makeover involving:
- CHALK/MINERAL PAINT IN A SPRAYER
- CHALK/MINERAL PAINT WITH A ROLLER ON FABRIC
- and STENCILS
…If you show me a clearance sticker on a beautiful pillow, I’ll HAVE to buy matching bedding.
If I buy a color-inspiration pillow, I’ll need more matching pillows…
Note: If you aren’t using a Paint-a-Pillow kit, be sure to put a piece of cardboard in the pillow cover before painting so paint doesn’t accidentally bleed through. It should bleed through since you’ll using a fairly dry roller, but just incase…
For the Chrysanthemum stencil, I decided to use all three shades of pink/red. So, I squirted a line of each onto my tray like this:
Then, I rolled the roller through the paint, then over a paper towel like this:
With my roller coated, I rolled it over my stencil, moving in different directions until the whole stencil was complete. Because of the way the frame is designed, the stencil stayed in place nicely. I had hoped for the variation in colors to show up a little more than they did, just to make the pillow look more custom, but I was still pretty happy with the outcome.
Once the paint was dry (about ten minutes), I put the covers on my pillows..
Notice I stenciled a different pattern on each side of my pillows so I could change from a floral to a nautical theme, depending on my mood.
…If I put new bedding and new pillows on my bed, I'm bound to notice the broken wall-lamp hanging off my side of the headboard and the non-matching pillows on the floor…
If I hang my favorite mirror to go with new bedding, I’ll notice how scratched and worn the bed looks…
…then I’ll beg my husband to help paint it.
Bless my sweet husband who wasn't about to paint outside in the Las Vegas heat. It’s a dang good thing it’s safe to paint indoors with BB Frösch and Behr no-voc paint!
Once the bed was painted, I smoothed the entire surface with 800 grit sandpaper.
This is my trick for a smooth, professional finish!
After sanding, I got straight to waxing. When using chalk/mineral paint, always seal and protect your work. I prefer clear BB Frösch Premium Finishing Wax. It is my FAVORITE wax because it gives a soft looking, yet durable finish. It goes on like butter, and dries and cures in MINUTES.
If I can get my husband to spray the giant bed to match the new bedding, I will talk him into painting the nightstands to match…
…and then I won’t like the brown drawer pulls, so I’ll paint those as well (yes, you can paint metal with chalk/mineral paint!)…
If you’re thinking my solution to nearly every problem (pillows, wood bed, metal drawer pulls, etc.) is chalk/mineral paint made with BB Frösch Paint Transformer, you’d be accurate!
…I’ll just flip the pillows over!