Wow, two posts in one week – I think that is a new record for me!!

I picked up this solid wood twin bed frame (I think it is maple) for a steal at an auction recently.  My youngest son Connor has been sleeping on a mattress on one of those metal bed frames with no headboard or foot board.  My intent was that I would make a headboard for his bed, but I just have not had the time to get around to making anything, or for that matter to really come up with an idea for it, so when I saw this bed frame up for auction I thought it would be perfect!

I had a few cans of left over chalk paint in various colours that mixed together to come up with this colour for his bed, and just started painting away.  I was able to paint the bed frame in one day given that chalk paint dries fast.  I so love projects that I can finish up quickly!….it helps prevents me from starting anything new!

The photos below were taken after two coats of paint had been applied.

B Bed 2


B Bed 3

Once completely dry, I heavily distressed the bed in areas using a sanding block, and then finished it off with a coat of clear wax.

And here is Connor’s bed looking oh-so-cute in his room….

B Bed 4

Recognize the bedside tables?….I painted those little cuties up quite a while ago… least I think I wrote a blog about them!  I was initially going to paint the bed frame the same as the tables, but thought that may be too matchy-matchy, so opted not to.

Here are a couple close ups of some distressing….I think it really gives the bed more character….

B Bed 6

B Bed 7

Once again, it is amazing to see what the power of paint can do!  If any of you have bed frames that need a little freshening up…just let me know as I would love to help you!

B Bed 5

Enjoy the rest of the week!