I have been updating my guest bedroom by painting all my old furniture. After I painted the nightstand, here is what I did to the old bed.
Here is the bed before. The color was a little tired. This set is over 20 years old and came from a discount furniture store.
I wanted to paint the bed white and add some interest by adding some grass cloth peel and stick wall paper to the head board and footboard.
I started at one end of the foot board, and slowly and carefully started sticking the wallpaper on while trying to smooth out any bubbles as I went.
Then I started pressing it up and over the footboard to the other side, again smoothing as best as I could along the way.
Lastly, I cut off any excess paper using an exacto knife. I have to admit this was A LOT harder than I thought it was going to be.
After the paper was done, I started painting it white, using furniture paint from Lowes in Bright White.
Also, I ended up painting the headboard BEFORE I wallpapered. It was a lot easier!
There were quite a few bubbles that formed after I applied the wallpaper on both the headboard and foot board, and no amount of smoothing or pressing them down was working. So, of course, it was Google to the rescue. I watched a video where a man used a hair dryer to heat up the bubbles, then simply smoothed them down with a smoothing tool. I really didn’t think it would work, but it DID! Hooray. No more bubbles.
Once it was all wallpapered and painted, I felt the need to replace the gallery wall behind the bed. I found these amazingly gorgeous hand woven seagrass wall hangings on Amazon and LOVE them. They are really beautiful in person and well made.
What do you think? I think it looks a lot more updated now.