Heidi from Lily Field Furniture found her new favorite color in this beautiful, subtle grey; Lazy Linen!

I feel bad even showing you all this before picture- it’s something nightmares are made of! This was the actual photo I saw on our local buy, sell and trade group. It would have been so easy to pass over but the potential for these gorgeous vintage beds was HUGE! It is hard in my area to find matching vintage beds that have character so these were perfect!

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My friend and client picked them and decided to have them painted in Lazy Linen, a beautiful, very subtle grey. In all my years of using Country Chic Paint I am almost positive this is the first time I have used this color! It is the perfect shade if you don’t want white (Simplicity) or cream (Vanilla Frosting) but you also don’t want to go as dark grey as Pebble Beach. Lazy Linen meets those two in the middle perfectly!

Because the beds were so old and also had a deep wood stain I knew there would need to be more prep than normal. I didn’t mess around and went straight for an oil based primer. This made sure that all bleed through would be sealed in and avoided a headache for me later on in the process. Even with that additional step I still had a few areas of bleed through. I used shellac over those spots and then went ahead with my Lazy Linen Paint.

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Isn’t it gorgeous?! After the paint was dry I went ahead and distressed the raised edges and sealed with several layers of top coat for protection.

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I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to use Lazy Linen- it’s definitely a new favorite color!

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Heidi {Lily Field Furniture}

Hello! My name is Heidi and I am the face behind Lily Field Furniture. I spend my days being a wife and mom and my late nights in the garage painting away! I absolutely love the job that I have and have so much fun with the process of thrifting and then refinishing furniture in a creative way. It’s so rewarding to see the amazing transformation that just a little paint can make!

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