Antique Faux’ Finishes

When it comes to achieving a true rustic looking antique finish, the most important thing you can remember is “experiment”…….. There are so many variables when trying to mimic an old look, that your best bet is to give yourself a lot of time…… don’t rush it. The more samples and experiments you do, the…

Metal Beds & Preconceived Opinions

When you think about metal beds, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Well if your a women, it’s probably something like “elegant” , “attractive”, “romantic”, …………if you’re a man, it’s probably “girlie”, “feminine”. The thing that obviously helps determine a persons initial opinion of one of these old metal beds, is it’s “finish”…

Crackle Finishes on Antique Iron Beds

One of the more popular custom antique faux’ finishes we do on our iron beds is the “Distressed Crackle” finish. It came about as a result of the response I continually got from my customers that would see old beds I’d get in, that had 150 to 200 years of paint that had crackle and…