Friday, October 30, 2009

Bed Makeover

This white iron bed was mine when I was little. I forgot the take the before picture of the foot board before I began, but you get the idea. My mom bought it at a yard sale and my Dad painted it white. I never liked it growing up because it was old. My Mom always had antiques in the house and like any typical little girl I wanted what all my friends had and that was a canopy bed, not an antique iron bed. So I decided to paint it green and use it in my daughters room. She is only 4 and hasn't discoved canopy beds or whatever is cool nowadays!

I used this paint. I bought this paint because it said it had 2x's the coverage. I don't know about that. I only got the footboard painted with one can. I thought I could bo both foot and head board. But I was wrong. It is called Green Apple.

Here is the in progress picture. OK so maybe if I got more paint on the bed and not the cardboard, one can would have worked. :)
I still have the headboard and rails to paint.

Here is the finished product. I think it turned out cute! What do you think?
The next project will be a step stool to go with it.

I have posted this over at A Soft Place to Land.

Go check them out and enter your DIY project!

Until Next Time,



  1. Hi Julie,
    It turned out so pretty! I love that you chose to paint it green. I think if it were me I would have stayed with antique white or maybe even pink and then it would have just gotten lost in all the other pretty colors in your little girl's bedroom. The green fits in with it all so well but yet it pops at the same time. Just beautiful!!

  2. Love the fun color! Great redo!

  3. Pretty color for a little girl's room!