paris cafÉ bed: FRENCH COUNTRY STYLE

red table and chairs

My son and I were inspired to paint this “Paris café” bed to be like these beautiful chairs and tables at this Paris café. Enjoy the video. If you prefer to read, the transcript follows below.

Transcript

I call this the Paris café bed because I got the idea for the colors from this beautiful picture of a café – outdoor café somewhere in Paris.

This was a bed frame that we got for free and my son saw it and he said, “I want that bed:” because he’s on the top bunk and he’s tired of being on the top bunk. So I said, well okay, why don’t we paint it? because it was pretty ugly and he loves red.

So he said he wanted to paint it red and I had some odds and ends left over of red paint, so we just got that out.

Paris café bed red paint colors

The colors that I used were actually Porter Paints Wet Coral for the main part the orangey red, and then the darker red trim is Olympic Paints Red Gumball. It was a very flat paint so then I waxed over that with Minwax paste wax and then the Valspar Brilliant Metals Aged Brass which I have a whole bunch of. We added a little metallic shimmer.

Now if you don’t want to get a headache running around after all those paints and you just want to go to Sherwin-Williams, I color matched them to I would say Sherwin-Williams Gladiola for the orangey red and Sherwin-Williams Antique Red for that darker red trim. And then of course the Valspar Brilliant Metals Aged Brass stays the same.

If you wanted to do this with Annie Sloan paint I would say Emperor’s Silk would be great for the brighter main red and then Primer Red for that darker red trim would be what I would recommend. So here it is, the Paris café bed. And my son, who’s something of a Francophile, is loving it.

If you like this video, please consider giving me a thumbs up down below. Thank you so much for watching. I can’t wait to make more videos about French, Swedish, and English country styles. Bye.

If you like French Country Style furniture, you will probably enjoy my posts Khaki Green Paint Colors for French Country Style and French Country Style: Give Your Furniture Parisian Patina.

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