This month for the 12 Months of DIY Challenge, my blogging friends and I are tackling wood. Painting wood furniture in my case — and, I have had a couple of Vintage Bed Frames sitting in my shed just waiting for their turn at a little makeover. Let’s take a peek at how I made out…
Be sure to follow along with our Instagram challenge (you can find me with the username: freshcrush, for all the details). Submit your OWN wood projects this week, and we’ll share our favourite across all our IG profiles at the end of the challenge!
I found these beauties (a pair of them!) at my local Habitat for Humanity Store. I thought they had such a great shape. The vertical spindles made them almost modern. However, their finish made them look mis-matched and old. Time for a sprucing up! (This post may contain affiliate links. This means, should you end up making a purchase, advertisers give me a small percentage of that sale, at absolutely NO EXTRA COST to you. Click here for full disclosures).
I instantly had a plan for the little one’s bedroom. Two matching twin beds, perfect for sleep-overs with her gal pals. She is getting to that school age, with friends and giggles and birthday parties. (*Ahem*… excuse me while I shed a singe tear… how does this happen so fast?!)
The fine folks at Fusion Mineral Paint provided me with a few supplies for this project. Namely, that gorgeous paint in the shade of “Ash”. But first, I did a little easy prep work to my wood bed frames.
Supplies for Painting Wood Furniture:
- Wood Project (check your local thrift shops for a great piece!)
- Fusion Mineral Paint
- Sand Paper
- Cleaning Cloths
- Good Quality Paint Brush
Don’t worry. It was nothing too complicated. You can absolutely handle this in an afternoon or two. First. a light sanding. Nothing too abrasive, just a easy-going sanding with a fine paper. You just want to get that glossy finish scuffed up a little.
Next, I like to take an extra step and use a deglosser (in this case, a TSP spray). Especially with all those curves and bends — I just want to be sure my painting surface is perfect for accepting that gorgeous paint!
Then a good wipe down with clean water. Easy as pie.
I gathered all my future fabrics for the Kiddo’s room. There is a lot of them, likely won’t use them all, but seeing as the room is still under construction, I wanted to take them into consideration when choosing my paint colour.
How about that giant Buffalo check, hey??! Yep. This Ash colour is just the ticket!
Two coats with a paint brush finished things off. The process was easy-breazy. And, just look at that perfect chalky finish! Almost too perfect for the cabin and our little cabin life… but rest assured, they’re coming home with us!
I have my bed rails on order, and they should arrive in a couple weeks! Exciting! After that we just need to pop the mattresses on and add some pretty bedding, and they’re ready to go! Well… after all that construction, and flooring, and painting business we have going on at the house. But, we’re getting there!
These beds were a steal! After painting and bed rails and the original cost of the frames from the thrift shop… we’re sitting at about $120, for both sets! Not too shabby!
How gorgeous is that deep grey? Ash is the perfect name for this shade! Big thanks to Fusion Mineral Paint for providing the paint for this project!
I mean, look at that! ^^
Now it’s time to see the rest of the DIY wood project ideas from my Canadian blogging friends.
From the top left, they are: