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Salesman Sample Bed

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Salesman Sample Bed

I found this cute little salesman sample bed at an auction. At the time, I really didn’t know what I’d do with it.

It seemed to be the perfect size for a doll bed, but my little girl is all grown up.

And then I thought about little Belle, my sister Donna’s little diva dog 😉

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Belle is a precious little dog, so pretty and prissy!

The kind of girl that needs a special paint finish, something new and awesome!

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For Belle’s bed, I used Maison Blanche La Chaux French Lime Paint!

La Chaux is more textural than chalk based paints, it’s naturally resistant to fungus and mold as well as being anti-bacterial.

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1. Original finish (stain)

2. Painted a base coat of Maison Blanche Vintage Furniture Paint in Confederate Gray.

3. Apply 1 coat of Maison Blanche La Chaux Lime Paint – you can apply more coats if you needed.

I applied the lime paint, apply it heavy in some areas.  Don’t make it perfect, that’s a refreshing concept…right!

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I let it dry 20 minutes.  The goal is to manipulate the paint before it dries completely.

Use a credit card and plastic bag to buff and spread the damp paint, place the card over the wet and drag over to the dry areas.  Your creating texture and movement.

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Salesman sample bed Use these to manipulate the wet areas.

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Here’s what it looked like after I scraped with the card and buffed with the plastic bag.

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I added Belle’s name, because we all know how smart our dogs are, she can read 😉

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After the personalizing, I waxed with Maison Blanche Antique Wax in light brown, to enhance all that awesome texture!

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I got the doggy mattress at TJ Maxx and when I spotted that pink puppy toy, I had to get it!


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Watch Annie demonstrate this awesome paint on the Maison Blanche YouTube channel.


Be sure to check out the other projects by:

Art is Beauty

Bliss Ranch

Hymns and Verses

The Woodgrain Cottage

Maison Blanche Gals

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    8 thoughts on “Salesman Sample Bed”

    1. I have one of these beds, but it’s much more ornate. I think it’s an Eastman salesman’s sample bed. May I ask what you paid at auction? I’d like to sell mine and I’m not sure what to price it.

    2. Oh Debbie! I love that bed! That is the perfect dog bed! What a wonderful gift for your sisters dog!
      I am loving this paint so much too!
      Hope you are having fun in Tenn.


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