This last part is one of my favorite things in the whole room, and the most work, actually more than I bargained for. Here is the bunk bed contraption that we started out with. Its really a cool piece of furniture. It has a desk, dresser drawers, and shelves, great design. The faux birch and navy finish remined me of a nautical style. For this room I was going for a modern industrial locker room type look.
So, I painted. Actually, I sanded, primed, then painted. I'm loving this finish!
Silver metallic paint! We sanded first and then a coat of Zinser oil-base primer. I went through 2 quarts of primer. The Silver paint was a quart of Rusteloem and I only used around 1/2 the quart.
Side note: We need another mattress. I'll have a final post showing the whole room when we get the other mattress, that is why the bottom bunk looks a little bare right now. :)
The finish is intentionally imperfect. I wanted the metal look and wanted the brushstrokes. I can't say that I did a stellar job, but I'm happy with it. Here are some better shots of the finish.
I didn't paint the portions of the furniture that were already blue. That tied in with the room's color scheme and we liked the two-toned look for the most part. Problem is that the blue is all scratched. I almost positive that I won't be able to match this exactly to touch it up but I will try.
I think this room is almost done, save for a mattress and hanging a mirror and a little more artwork.
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