This project has been in the works for awhile.
You might recall that back in January I shared Sweet Guy’s travel themed bedroom. I mentioned that he had outgrown the bed with the lovely antique pine headboard and needed something bigger.
About the same time the Fashionista returned home as we put the condo that she was living in on the market. So we had no room for the guest room bed I had found a few years ago on Craiglist. It was a lovely frame that had come with a really bad white paint job (drips, streaks and brush strokes) and I had always hoped to remedy that.
Keep reading to see the entire process and more “AFTER” photos.
We decide to keep the Craiglist bed for Sweet Guy and our first thought was to strip and stain the bed a dark walnut to make it more masculine and work well in his travel themed bedroom.
Mr. Décor tirelessly worked on the bed each evening after work for over two weeks. It was a slow and tedious job.
Along the way we discovered that a wide variety of woods had been used to create the bed frame.
There were also a few pieces that were warped from moisture and age that Mr. Décor had to replace. Halfway through the process it became clear that staining was perhaps not in the cards for the bed. It would be better painted.
But as more layers of the paint were taken off the boys decided they liked the ultra distressed look so it was moved in as is to Sweet Guy’s room.
I’m still on the fence as to whether or not it should be painted so I haven’t even waxed the bed.
I still, however, really love its lines.
Here is the link to the bedding that I transformed from things we had on hand as well as a few painted bed options.
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