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This is an old bed frame that I had sitting ... you guessed it... in my basement. It is a nice size, a little less than full but bigger than a twin. Here you can see that nasty too-much-orange-varnish look that we all love so much. It may be fall but we don't need to see this year round.
A few months ago I shared a dresser makeover with you. It was an old Ikea dresser that was about 25 years old and I painted it a soft green. Well, it turned out so nice that I decided to redo the bed to go with the dresser. Today, I am going to show you how to makeover an old wooden bed frame.
I started out painting it with Enchanted by Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint from DecoArt. I make sure to shake the can really well so that the mixture comes out nice and smooth. With two coats it covered that lovely-not orange. (If you'd like to purchase this paint, I have added links to the product through Amazon at the end of the post.)
At this point I started to worry because I was running out of my beloved paint. I added some white acrylic paint to the mix, in the hope that it would last me longer.
This is the third coat of paint...and no sanding at all beforehand. That is the beauty of this paint.
Finally I had to try and match the paint to the one from the dresser. So I played around with it a bit and here is the last coat.
And thank goodness for that because I ran out of paint.
Of course I wanted to mimic the results I had gotten on the dresser and that meant sanding it to get the distressed look. So whatever sanding I had avoided at the start ... well, I was paying for it now. In fact, my right hand is still feeling it!
The beauty of this bed is that I was revealing a lighter green under the final coat.
A bit of wax with Americana Decor Cream Wax and I was done. When the wax is added it makes the color just a bit darker. You can see in the photo below that I have managed to match the color pretty well. It looks intense here because the sun is hitting it. (If youwould like to purchase this product I have added Amazon links at the end of the post).
And here it is next to the aforementioned dresser.
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Here you can really see the aging and the scratches. There are four colors on the bed and that is what gives it so much depth. Otherwise it would just be a boring green bed.
A shot of the whole bed. The color looks a little different here from the dresser because the light is hitting the bed.
It was a close call there for a while, between the paint running out and getting a good match. My hand hurts but I think it was well worth the temporary discomfort.
I've just shown you how to Makeover an Old Wooden Bed Frame. And now I have a "brand new" bedroom set! All courtesy of my basement! What do you think I'll find in my basement next? Maybe a new mattress?
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I'm Mary and I recently moved to New York from beautiful Greece. I like to re-purpose and up-cycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece and New York.
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