Remember when I got this beauty last summer off craigslist for a cool $15?
Well, after months of prep and a prompt from this month’s colour me happy project, we finally finished it! I say WE because Josh had a huge part in seeing this to completion. I did the prepping, sanding, and priming and he did the painting and sealing. Go team! Another crucial component was all the wonderful guidance provided by Centsational Girl. Without her, I would have stood on the spray paint isle…for probably, hours.
In case you care, here is a quick step by step of our process:
1. Wipe dirt and grime off bed. Sand like crazy…but not too much!
2. Prime. Sometimes priming isn’t always required but I wanted to give myself the best odds. The primer acts like a bonding agent for the spray paint and makes it nice and smoooooth. I used a Zissner oil-based formula.
3. Paint. As long as you follow the instructions on the can, you’re golden. Make sure it’s not too cold when you are painting! To avoid cracking, bubbling, or peeling, it needs to be between a certain temperature range. For this, we went with a gray/blue color – Slate Blue by Rustoleum.
4. Seal. To protect your paint job and give it a long life, a polyurethane spray, like Varathane, will do the trick.
DISCLAIMER: I am not an expert furniture re-finisher so would highly recommend doing your own research as well based on what you want to paint!
This bed will soon be in Sky’s “big boy room” which we are working on little by little and I can’t WAIT to share sometime in the coming months!