Dec 19, 2012

Have you ever wondered how some of the amazing antiqued pieces you see inside homes and shops get transformed? We’ll show you!

Karin is part of designer Joy Perkins’ Touch of Class team working on the interior design of the Centerpiece Home at the 2013 Indianapolis Home Show. And here is her step-by-step process on how to antique a plain iron bed and turn it into a show stopper!

The Steps

1. Lightly sand over the entire bed to knock sheen back and give it some "tooth."

2. Then, mix a custom glaze color together and apply with a chip brush.

3. Here’s the hard part: Maneuver the glaze with a badger hairbrush to give it just the right aged look without lifting the glaze or leaving spots.

4. This process is not difficult, but it is a little time consuming!


Ta da! Check out the difference in the iron transformation!

These beds will be featured in the Centerpiece Home, being constructed by Fischer Homes. The Nottoway home will have a French Country elevation and “Rustic Luxe” interior design theme.


Stay tuned for more pieces being used in the Centerpiece Home at the Indianapolis Home Show!