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A Jaw Dropper Bedroom Furniture Makeover

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…


Transform old furniture to new with trim work and paint

and then after…


Farmhouse bed- Create a new attractive bedroom furniture by adding trim and paint to your existing pieces

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!

Getting rid of bedroom furniture curves

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.

You can see tips how I cut the pieces with my mitre saw in the dresser post.

adding trim work to a bedframe

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

TIPS for adding trim work to an existing bed frame for a dramatic effect.

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.

Create a new attractive bed by adding trim and paint

One last look at the transformation…

Create a new attractive bed by adding trim and paint

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!

Check out the dresser transformation here

Can you believe the transformation of this outdated dresser- full tutorial

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  1. Sleigh beds take up so much space. I’ve never seen a tutorial to alter one before. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Lyndsay Tupper says:

    Can’t even believe it’s the same bed. It looks sweeeeet!

  3. Oh WOW! Looks so much better in white… You didi a great job… Love it!!! Pinning!

  4. Wow! I would’ve never thought to take apart the bed and trim the edges like that. The bed looks amazing! Hope you can come and share this on Merry Monday tonight at 6pm PST.

  5. Beautiful! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for bringing such amazing creations to our party. We hope to see you tonight at 7 pm because we LOVE to party with you! Lou Lou Girls

  6. This is such a great idea!! Your bed looks great..I love almost anything painted white :). I’ve seen this concept done on other household items like kitchen cabinets or office filing cabinets or even on a wall in a dining room..but I’ve never thought of applying that concept to a bed or other large furniture! Good job on getting it finished!! The bedding should be fun now!

  7. This bed transformation is fabulous! What a great job and the dresser to match is equally as as wonderful! Thank you for joining us at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop! Stop by today where I have featured you on my Tuesday Treasures from the hop!

  8. You were so right – what a jaw dropping result – love what you did to transform it. So pretty. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  9. WOW that is just crazy how different you were able to make it – IMPRESSIVE. I absolutely love it!!

  10. I was very interested in your article because I do a lot of furniture makeovers myself. When I read that you used the Home Right Finish Max Fine Sprayer on your bed I was eager to give it a try. I just painted two chairs in a matter of minutes with the sprayer and will never use a brush again. Thank you for your entertaining and educational website!!

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