Green Monster to White 'n' Dreamy

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! 


  1. I'm trying to get up the nerve to paint a piece of furniture...thanks for giving me the push. I think everything looks better in cream/white!

  2. I have yet to paint a piece of furniture, but I plan to! Ghetto princess!! You crack me up!! Nice job and you can't beat the price for sure!

  3. Looks much better! Thanks for sharing at An Oldie but a Goodie link party! - Jessica

  4. Great makeover! It looks totally dreamy! Hugs!

  5. Very nice transformation!! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Party!

  6. Fantastic transformation! Great idea to have that storage too! Catherine (new follower)


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