Please keep in mind when it comes to finishes nothing is written in stone. Any of the finishes I sent you can be altered and adjusted to meet your taste and needs. They can be lighter or darker, more or less distressed, glossy or flat, and in some instances the colors can be changed.
Also, if you’ve seen a finish you like, we can do it. So just send me a photo of it. It should be known, after we complete a bed, “final approval” photo’s are taken and e-mailed to our customers  for their approval, prior to the bed being boxed for shipping. That way if there is any adjustment the customer wants made  to the finish, we can do it so it will be exactly what they want. No bed is shipped without our clients final approval.

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BLACK SILVER WASH

A popular finish with people having a more modern setting.  Silver paint with a black wash.  No distressing. Can be as dark or light as the customer wants. Many of our customers have opted for just a slight black wash; toning down the bright silver look.

(Light Example)

(Dark Example)

BLACK SMYTH

By far our most popular finish. Multiple layers of black, highlighting castings and three “secret” brown tones go into giving this finish a true old antique iron look. Works beautifully in any setting or décor.  No fear of clashing colors already in the bedroom.

COPPERTONE WASH

Black primer with a layer of Terra Cota  and a dark brown wash make this a popular selection with people wanting to blend wooden bedroom pieces.  Also very popular with people with Craftsman Style homes.

  DARK VERDE GRIS

Beautiful Forest green with a darker green wash over the top coat give this a very organic look.  Subtle gold on the casting, at the customer’s request, adds a tasteful highlight.

DISTRESSED CRACKLE

Multiple layers of paint over primer base and multiple layers of crackle to give an old distressed appearance. Like it’s been leaning up against the barn for the past 130 years. Casting can be any color you desire and any degree of aging.

  OLD GOLD

Multiple layers of gold paint and umber acrylics rubbed in. give this finish an old weathered paint finish, similar to the patina of weathered old brass. It’s a great finish to enable highlighting castings.

SANDBLASTED PEWTER
This finish has actually no pigment or color in it. What you see is the actual iron after it has been sandblast.  Many people have the misconception that iron is black in color. In fact it is a “dove gray”. This finish shows the beauty and detailing of the casting because no paint fills in that detailing.  We spray three coats of a clear metal preservative to prevent any rusting.


TWO TONE CRACKLE
Very popular with those people wanting to duplicate original finishes on iron beds in the 1800¹s. Traditionally Off White interior tubing with the large perimeter  tubing, in the color of your choice. Both interior and perimeter tubing paint is crackled to give an aged effect. The castings are not only crackled but also rubbed with pastel acrylics to highlight their detailing.
WHITE CHIPPED
Martha’s Vineyard and Shabby Chic all rolled into one finish. Numerous coats of white paint over black primer. “Chipping” through layers of white to the black primer. The degree of chipping is up to you; extensive or minor.  Slight “gloving” of the white paint give that beautiful aged effect without looking “faux”.
  RUSTY IRON

Many people love the old “rusted iron” look.  This finish gives you that “rusted” look without the eventual worry of rust coming off on your beautiful linens. Many layers of brown acrylics give this a rusty look most people can’t tell from the original.