What was the surprise you ask? I completely renovated our bed frame, and I did almost all of it by myself (with the guidance of my someone's dad...). You see, the bed frame used to belong to my someones' parents many years ago until it was passed on to my someone. It wasn't completely my cup of tea, specifically since it was in a golden Pine color (which for some reason screams 80's to me...). I've been contemplating buying a new frame all together until I saw this image on Etsy and was inspired to keep the frame, and just tweak it a bit... Well, completely actually. I painted it all black, using black chalkboard paint, and then on the headboard, with the help of my good friends Einat & Alex, we wrote in 33 languages a little note to my someone... Can you tell what that message is...?
I've been sanding, cleaning, painting, cleaning, painting again, cleaning again, scribbling, varnish spraying, and cleaning A-gain, all week long, until it was finally ready yesterday afternoon, just in time for my someone's arrival.
Here's what I've done, and how I've done it...
Oh, and yes, he LOVED it :)
The "before" shots
The only photo I took of myself (on timer & tripod) working
Before & After sanding
First coat of chalkboard paint
The finished look
Writing with chalk
Doing my very best we the Hindi writing...
Einat trying to read the different languages
Alex & I in writing action
I tucked the Hebrew in the bottom of his side of the bed
My two busy bees
from the paper to the headboard!
** Photos taken by myself & my friend Einat :)