Monday, January 25, 2016

Vintage Bed Frame

With all my furniture projects, I have yet to do a head board, foot board or full bed frame. When my client had asked me to refinish an entire furniture set that included a full bed frame, I couldn't wait! This is part of a three piece set I refinished for the client. Here are the two other pieces from the set. It's so beautiful with all the detail, hoping to find a similar set for myself some day.

All of these pieces were previously painted, in a fun green with a glaze on them. Here is the head board for the bed set before I got started on it.

I lightly sanded to rough up the surface with 100 grit sand paper and then 150. Since this was such a big project with a lot of detail, I opted to use spray primer. This was great, but I did not get enough coverage as I was hoping for. I was hoping to just have to use two cans but ended up using three. Then, I lightly sanded and started spraying. The entire set is General Finishes Antique White milk paint. 

I sprayed every piece with my Home Right Finish Max Sprayer. I absolutely love this thing, best $70 I have spent in a long time. It takes a little getting used to when you convert over from hand painting. For me, it was getting a good idea of how much to really spray in one area to get good coverage and have no drips. I feel like drips just happen sometimes, no matter how hard I try. If this happens, I always let it dry, then start sanding. Usually 100 grit first, then 150 and 220 last to smooth everything out before respraying. The finish I get with a sprayer is amazing. No brush strokes and great coverage.

For the top coat, I used General Finishes HPTC in flat in my sprayer as well. I just love how this set turned out. Can't wait to see a picture once my client has her little girls room all finished.

Thanks so much for reading!


  1. Shay this bedroom set is stunning! I love the colors you guys chose and the finish is perfection. Beautiful work lady and glad you like the sprayer. It's a game changer :) Hugs, Coco

  2. Can't wait to feature this on Monday's Something to Talk About link party. Hope you have an awesome weekend, CoCo

    1. Thank you so much CoCo, you are too sweet to me. Thanks for making my weekend!

  3. Beautiful! I love the color, and the paint job is amazing! Congrats on the STTA feature!

  4. Love this furniture set. It was pretty in the green, but the white just makes it so much better.