With my newly single life here at Grandma’s House I’ve been keeping busy and finding fun projects to look forward to. I always hated the colors I painted the furniture in my guest bedroom so I knew it was time for a change. I brought them back into more my taste starting with the old steel bed I inherited from my grandparents. I also got on the move with everything by converting my old office into my new guest bedroom and library!
An Old Steel Bed Frame Becomes a Girly Country Dream!
I can’t even begin to express how much I enjoyed getting rid of that horrible john deer green on this old bed! First thing was first I used a good metal primer and then I used a light gray acrylic paint to cover that up, it took several good coats and, because I’m working upstairs and inside my house now, I couldn’t spray it on.
Once the bed was painted it was just screaming for something special, so I got online and went looking for a decal. At first I had planned on either making my own stencil or purchasing one but once I saw how inexpensive the wall decals were well, it was pretty obvious what route I needed to head in.
My best friend (and cousin) had some experience using them so she helped me put it on (*waves* thanks Rachy!) From there I dressed the bed up with (of course) one of my grandma’s quilts.
I just love this bed now! Its been in this house for over 40 years, you can even see a pic of it in the before pictures of my master bedroom!
I wonder how many members of my family have slept in this bed? Interesting thought lol. Now it is exactly how I always dreamed it would be, kinda girly, kinda country, really just me.
Next week I’ll show you guys how I made that easy, no-sew drop cloth bed skirt! And I can’t wait to show you what I did with the other furniture over the next couple of weeks too and the final reveal of my guest bedroom and library!
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Published January 22nd, 2018 12:20 PM