When my daughter moved from Florida to NYC she left this wonderful vintage bed and dresser in my care. Almost ten years later I decided it was past time for a makeover. While I loved the pieces, the veneer was peeling in multiple places, the bedposts had pieces broken off completely and I wasn’t crazy about the brownish mustardy colored paint.
The dresser needed a bit of work too.
The foot posts had a scroll design that was damaged or missing. Above is one example.
On the other side of the post the wood had been sheared off and the scroll work was missing.
I was able to replicate the design by making a mold out of modeling clay and filling it with Plaster of Paris.
After it hardened I attached to the wood bed post with my new favorite thing, “Bondo”.
I used Bondo to smooth over the areas of peeling veneer on the headboard before painting with Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint.
After waxing with clear wax and followed by dark wax the finished bed is below.