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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Here is the end result!
It looks brand new and hopefully once she’s done with it, I’ll keep it in the loft to give to her daughter.
I hope you’re inspired!