Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bed Upgrade

Once upon a time, there was a wonderful bed that fit just right in its owners' student apartment. Then one day, the bed was moved to a real house. After six years, it grew up and became a king. The end.

Okay, enough of story time, but that is the long and short of what happened. I wanted a king bed to replace our wonderful, but a bit too small anymore, queen. Of course, being the thrifty person that I am (got that, Dear?), I went on a hunt for a deal. I checked all of the local furniture stores and warehouses and craigslist postings, but nothing looked right or was the right price. Then one Saturday morning, I checked craigslist again on a whim.

Lo and behold, there it was. A bed and two nightstands in a style that I liked. Each nightstand even had a shelf and a drawer like a wanted. I was sold.

Was the espresso finish nice? Absolutely. Was it the look I was going for... not so much. After consulting this tutorial, I got to work refinishing the bed frame. (The nightstands are still on my to do list.)

Step 1: Washing
Step 2: Light sanding
Step 3: Priming
Step 4: Painting
Step 5: Polying

And here is the finished product.

I'm actually rather pleased with how it turned out. What do you think?

1 comment:

Shannon said...

That is awesome!!! You are a talented, busy lady!