I'm not always sure whether something falls into the "vintage" category or the "antique" category. This one's a toss up. Either way, it's cute.
It's headed for a little boy's bedroom where it will look great regardless.
We opted for a matte finish which feels more masculine than gloss. It also hides more imperfections and looks better for longer because scratches don't show up as readily as they can with glossy paints.
Old wood has a tendency to dry out over time and absorbs paint more readily than newer furniture. This bed was no exception which made me extra glad we chose matte.
It was covered in a multiple coats of paint and took a couple rounds of Citristrip to remove it all.
It made quite the mess. Fortunately I had a cutie little side kick to stick it out with me.
The color is Old Navy by Benjamin Moore.