This was the Craigslist picture posted under: Free Green Twin Bed frame I saw "free" and "twin bed frame " The painting part excites me since I enjoy personalizing the items in our home. And look at all that STORAGE SPACE under the bed!!!!!! Perfect for a smallish room.
It was disassembled on the driveway when we picked it up.
It quickly got a generous coat of white spray paint to tame that green down! (2 cans of spray paint almost covered it up.)
|An aerial view of the mostly spray-painted version.|
Next, it was loving and heavily coated with creme colored chalk paint leftover from repainting our master bedroom. Click here for a recipe on how to make Homemade Chalk Paint from Elizabeth & Co. I love the versatile color, it'll allow my daughter to coordinate with it as her tastes change as she grows up. Right now, its pink and purple. Disney Princesses and My Little Ponies.
I wanted to seal this with wax but couldn't find the brand I wanted at either Lowe's or Home Depot. Normally I'd be patient, order this online and wait, but my daughter has a mattress thrown on the floor. Ghetto princess. So....I used a can of satin polyurethane from my crafting stash. Shinier than I wanted it to look...but that's ok. Its more a functional piece of furniture than anything. And who knows what she'll do to it anyways. She has a crafty bone: markers, paint, colored pencils, and STICKERS!!!!! lol
|I cut corners by NOT painting the bunkie boards.|
And now there is some green poking out around the corners of the mattress.
My lazy mind is thinking, "So, only need to paint the
top and bottom two boards to fix that."
|Looking forward to using all |
that storage space for her toys!