This may sound weird to a non-DIYer...but this poster bed find made my year!
I consider myself lucky for two reasons. One, because yours truly actually stumbled across this. And two, I found this ON MY LUNCH BREAK!!! I know, I know...you're jealous :)~ I rarely leave the office on my lunch break so I consisder myself super special.
When I laid eyes on this bed I would have bet money that someone else had already bought it. I thought to myself, "There's NO WAY that bad boy hasn't been purchased yet. It's waaay to special!" It was sort of off to the side too- almost as if someone had intentionally tried to keep it out of eye sight. Well my friends, I scored this beauty for $54 buckaroos. I know, I know...you hate me!
|Here's the bed when we got it home. I had to go back to the thrift store with Rob and pick it up several days after I purchased it because it wouldn't fit into my teeny car.|
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Rob and I sanded the poster bed with a medium coarse sandpaper until the surface was roughed up pretty well. Then, we used a finer sandpaper to smooth out the wood surfaces. Finally, I painted the poster bed with a black semi-gloss paint. I wanted the bed to really look nice and thought that by using a paint with some shine would do the trick.
When I bought this bed I was so excited I didn't realize that the bed frame was sold separately. I snagged a frame at the same thrift store for $10.00. All said and done, our guest poster bed only put us back $97 with materials. Actually, that's way ahead in my book- my budget loves me!!!
Not too shabby, right? I hope you like.
THIS DIY PROJECT WAS LINKED AT The DIY Showoff, HERE