I used Annie Sloan paint leftover from the makeover of my Kitchen Dresser. After a couple of coats of paint and a quick brush over with wax (to create a protective seal over the paint) the project was complete. I ordered a new queen size sheet and simple used the double duvet cover Little Lady already used on her previous bed (my girl likes a snugly bed!)
So without further delay....
I am happy to report that the bed has resulted in more fondness for her bedroom and more importantly vastly improved sleep! Hooray!
I kept all the other furniture and the Hubby simply moved the desk (from the before picture on the left) to the opposite wall and her IKEA chest of drawers (on the right of the bed in the before picture) now sits next to her bed (serving as a bedside table).
Her bookcase has relocated under the eaves (returning to its original place) although my childhood dolls house has been squeezed in on a tiny coffee table between that and the foot of the bed!
We need to have a big de-clutter of the kids bedrooms over the summer holidays but I am really happy with the makeover of this vintage bed frame. I'm even more content that Little Lady will grow with this bed. Even though she needs less sleep than I do (she takes after her father in this respect) at least she has a comfortable space to enjoy, read and rest.
My planned Make Me project (a part crochet, part applique cushion) has taken a back seat as I've not been well enough to sit and use the sewing machine. However, the crochet element has been completed and is simply awaiting an improvement in my health so that I can finish the planned cushions off. I'm looking forward to completing these but have relaxed on the time frame element!!! Needs must.
Anyway, I hope you have enjoyed seeing this beautiful vintage bed frame being given a new lease of life. I'm delighted how a couple coats of off white paint have softened its look. I think it's gorgeous and gladly Little Lady is very happy with it too.
I have so many things to share at present. I also have a giveaway planned for this month as it's come round to my blog-iversary again!!! I will be posting again soon I promise!
Take care until next time,