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  1. November 26, 2013
    Anne@DesignDreams

    That turned out super pretty! Is it called Plaster Paint cause it has Plaster of Paris in it?? and does it scratch off even after being waxed?

    Still searching for the right paint for my kitchen cabinets…

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    • November 26, 2013
      Tara

      Anne – I will ask Amanda about the durability of the paint. Yes, it’s a compound very similar to Chalk Paint – As far as I can tell though, I can’t imagine the paint coming off of very easily.

      I’ll get back to you ASAP! 🙂

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  2. November 26, 2013
    Krista @ the happy housie

    Okay that bed was the find of a century. Awesome Tara!! I love how the bed turned out- I LOVE those Jenny Lind beds and it looks amazing with your paint job and distressing. Thanks for the introduction to Wonderland.

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    • November 26, 2013
      Tara

      I am such a sucker for the Jenny Lind look, too! Thank you so much for your sweet comments, Krista! It was SUCH a find!

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  3. November 26, 2013
    Shauna @ Satori Design for Living

    It’s perfect. What a score (on both fronts)!

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    • November 26, 2013
      Tara

      There is something so satisfying in the side-of-the-road finds, isn’t there!?? Thanks so much, Shauna!

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  4. November 26, 2013
    Karen@NourishWithKaren

    Looks awesome! Great find and a great refinish!

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    • November 26, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Karen! It was a really fun piece to work on!

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  5. November 26, 2013
    Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell

    woot woot for not sleeping on the floor! The bed turned out fabulously. super cute and perfect for a super cute little girl too!

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    • November 26, 2013
      Tara

      I know! We’ve graduated to a real bed, with a space between the mattress and the floor!

      It seemed perfect for a little girl’s room – something about that Jenny Lind style…

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  6. November 26, 2013
    Mel

    The bed looks fantastic but I’m even more impressed that you did spindles on your first try, they’re evil in my experience of plaster paint 😉

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    • November 26, 2013
      Tara

      Oh, thank you, Mel! Ever since I’ve learned that the best way to tackle furniture is to work from the top down, I’ve done so much better with blobs and drips.

      (But yeah… I had to go over it and catch a few! Thank goodness for the sanding block!)

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  7. November 26, 2013
    amy @ one artsy mama

    That turned out SO gorgeous! I love furniture redos!

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    • November 26, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Amy!

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  8. November 26, 2013
    Amy Anderson

    The transformation is gorgeous – I absolutely love it!

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    • November 26, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Amy!

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  9. November 26, 2013
    Kadie

    Awww Tara!! It turned out so beautifully! I LOVE the quilt with the foot and headboard, along with the color of the walls it makes the bed POP. What a great job all around. 🙂

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    • November 27, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Kadie! When we got the quilt from my mom, I knew that it would look perfect on this bed!

      (And Lucy’s pretty happy with her big-girl bed, too!)

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  10. November 26, 2013
    Melanie

    That turned out great!

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    • November 27, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Melanie!

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  11. November 26, 2013
    Britni

    The bed turned out beautiful, great job!

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    • November 27, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Britni!

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  12. November 26, 2013
    Nat & Holly

    I absolutely love how it turned out! Great tips! Thanks for sharing!

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    • November 27, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Nat & Holly!

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  13. November 26, 2013
    Dani @ lifeovereasy

    That bed turned out amazing! What a great find – lucky you! Roadside finds are my favourite.

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    • November 27, 2013
      Tara

      Mine too – nothing is more satisfying than taking “roadkill” and turning it into something you can use in your home! (I’m starting to get an eagle-eye… though Mr. Suburble would say it’s a hoarding eye!)

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  14. November 27, 2013
    Danni@SiloHillFarm

    How beautiful! I have never heard of that company, but, I’ll check them out! Did it take you forever to wax all of those spindles?? I need to learn more about that rymple cloth too. That was new to me as well! Great job girl!

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    • November 29, 2013
      Tara

      The rymple cloth is fabulous! I highly recommend it! And no, it really didn’t take all that long to wax. Maybe because there really isn’t a wrong way to do it?

      Definitely check out Wonderland – Amanda is super sweet!

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  15. November 27, 2013
    Susan

    I love what you did to the bed! That style bed is gorgeous and I can’t believe it was sitting for 3 days!! You were so lucky.
    I found a similar bed at an auction and I got it for $1! I have been saving it for my daughter for when she got out of her crib, but her room is so small (8×10) that we made a loft bed for her crib mattress instead. I still have it, maybe she’ll want it when she is tired of the loft bed.

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    • November 29, 2013
      Tara

      Oh, don’t get rid of it! They’re like little diamonds in the rough!

      A loft bed is super awesome for a wee one, but I’ll bet that once she’s older, the Jenny Lind will end up in her room!

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  16. November 27, 2013
    Steph

    Beautiful!! Lucky girl!

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    • November 29, 2013
      Tara

      Oh, thanks! And more like: lucky mommy! This bed was just waiting for me to find it!

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  17. November 27, 2013
    Runt

    Wow! The bed looks really great! I’ve never even heard of Plaster Paint before… I’ve heard of chalk paint though. (Though I’ve never used it.) I want to try it really bad though! I don’t have any road side scores but I do have a couple of pieces at home that need refinishing. I am currently 34 weeks pregnant so I’m not working on any of the projects currently. Once I deliver and am healed, it’s go time! Hopefully… =]

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    • November 29, 2013
      Tara

      Plaster Paint is very similar to Chalk Paint, but less expensive. Definitely enjoy this last bit of your pregnancy… it’s such a fabulous time! (Is this your first?)

      What projects do you have waiting for paint? I’m such a furniture snoop! 😉

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      • December 2, 2013
        Runt

        I will definitely have to look into Plaster Paint when I’m done with pregnancy!
        This is my first. =] It’s very exciting but also kind of nerve-racking! Ah! Five more weeks to go!
        My husband brought home an old replica ice chest (thought I’m not sure why it’s called an ice chest because it’s not a cooler or anything…lol). I took the doors off and started sanding but that’s about as far as I got!

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  18. November 28, 2013
    Alex

    Free finds are the best finds and what an amazing upcycle (and you know I love my upcycles). 🙂

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    • November 29, 2013
      Tara

      I agree: free finds are the best – they’re the most satisfying makeovers! 🙂

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  19. November 28, 2013
    Susan

    It’s perfect!

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    • November 29, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Susan!

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