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This old bed

metal bed frame

My mum kept the bed frame I had as a child. It started off light pink and she painted it black somewhere around my pre-teenhood. Here is a photo of it in my typical 90s teen bedroom. I had removed the bed knobs on the posts as I didn’t think they were cool.

metal bed frame

Fast forward a few decades and my mum had it shipped out to Dubai when we moved our eldest into a big girl bed. Well mummy’s big girl bed!

metal bed frame

By this stage it was a bit more knocked but my daughter was very proud of it. Then we shipped it to Canada and it got even more knocked.

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So I decided that with this move, we would take the time to restore it. The frame is completely solid so it was just a case of giving it a bit of a make over. I wanted to add the bed knobs back on the posts but my mum couldn’t find them in the garage and I couldn’t find any on eBay so, my awesome husband cut down some door knobs and fixed them to the frame.

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From there, I took it to the guys at Fine Finishing to get it sand blasted and spray painted. They did a great job and if you can find craftsmen who still do this (some car spray workshops will), it’s such a great way to save old furniture or even update your furniture to a new colour palette. I now have a long list of things I want them to spray paint!

Here is the end result.

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It looks brand new and hopefully once she’s done with it, I’ll keep it in the loft to give to her daughter.

Happy making!

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