Everyday I’m hustlin’ to get our master bedroom makeover together. First on the list was the bedroom furniture makeover. Last week I shared how I took our hard on the eyes tall dresser and gave it a stunning makeover, and today I have to show you what I did with the bed.
You might not believe your eyes! Seriously I don’t like to toot my own horn, but I even amazed myself with this furniture makeover. I’m kinda proud I managed to execute it all on my own! (I must warn you, taking photos of a big bed in an unfinished space is hard to make pretty).
Let me remind you what the bed looked like before…
and then after…
Yup, thats the same bed!! I want to cry I love it so much!
When considering our master bedroom makeover I shopped around for white beds with a farmhouse vibe, (like this one, and this one) everything I came up with was $700+ more like $1000+. Instead I teamed up with Metrie to bring my drab furniture back to life!
The first step was to get rid of the curves. I dismantled the headboard and footboard and trimmed the sleigh bed curves with my Ryobi Jig Saw.
You can see in the first photo that the body of the footboard isn’t flush, so I had to make it level with a small piece of plywood. I then added a large square of Very Square Chair Rail around the edge of the plywood, and a MDF Jamb to the top edge. To beef up the bottom I added a frame around the existing feet with 3 1/2″ casing.
I followed the same steps to update the headboard, but since the headboard is higher I added a Very Square Architrave for a bold header.
One mistake I made to caution you is I used silicone to fill the screw holes and it shrunk back when it dried. Then in a fit of excitement I went right into painting, leaving some of the screw holes a bit visible. #shortcutsneverwork
Like the dresser I first sealed the pine with BIN then used the Home Right Finish Max Fine Sprayer to get a professional finish on the bed.
The bed is painted using PPG Voice of Color Macaroon Cream 5511-1, my favourite soft white.
One last look at the transformation…
eeek, I just love it!! Of Course it is going to look a lot better when I get the bed dressed and the surroundings finished, not long now!
I can’t believe I lived with the ugly pine furniture for so long, when all it took was a bit of trim and paint. We’ve said for the last 6 years that we would finish our bedroom decorating when we could afford to buy a new bedroom suite. It cost less than $200 to update the bed and the dresser, what was I waiting for?! Plus I made a mirror to go along with it!