I put out the call to my friends that I was looking for a Jenny Lind bed for Annabelle, but let’s be honest here, $549 for a twin bed isn’t happening at this household. What I received was a gorgeous twin Stanley sleigh bed, given freely to me from very sweet friends of mine, and I am very grateful for their generosity.
First the bed was sanded to remove the shiny top-coat:
Next all the damage was patched, and after sanding, two coats of Zinsser/Kilz primer were applied:
Last, glossy white Rustoleum spray paint was used to achieve a shiny, smooth finish (this took many, many coats):
Our daughter’s room isn’t complete yet. There are still two other pieces of furniture to be refinished, the walls need to be painted, and the draperies hung. In addition, we need to find a workable solution for her toys, and make some simple wall shelves for her collections. The bedding is Laura Ashley Quartet from when I was a teenager! It has held up nicely after being stored for nearly 10 years.
Disclaimer: Do due diligence before undertaking any project, and always use the appropriate protective gear recommended by the manufacturer of any product. This project was not sponsored nor was I compensated in any way by any of the companies listed in this blog posting. My opinions are my own and may differ from yours.