Archive for December 8th, 2011

C & I built our house about 6 years ago and it has a basement and two floors.  We knew we weren’t going to finish the basement as we were building, but had (and still have) grand plans for it in the near future.  The first floor is finished, but I hesitate to say that because there are always little things that I would like to do to it, but this is the space we live in everyday.

The upstairs is in between these two levels.  It is “finished”, but not completely furnished and decorated yet.  That is slowly changing though.  Late last summer, I got a burst of creativity and decided it was time to paint.  Builder’s beige, be gone!  One bedroom is now Lettuce green, the other is Mythical purple (my fave), and the bathroom is Cucumber green all by Sherwin-Williams Duration Home.  We left the hall Aesthetic white which was the original color because is goes down into the foyer which is also that color.


4Green Bedroom After

3Purple Bedroom3

I got busy last fall and during the holiday season, so I didn’t get much done during that time.  Ok, I got nothing done during that time.  Winter was going to be my work time, but a little car accident got in the way of that, too.  Well, enough is enough.  It is time for this to be complete so we can start on the basement.  I had a look in my head that I wanted for the bedrooms, especially the purple one.  It all starts with a silver metal bed, but they are sooo expensive.  The good Lord was looking out for me because my wonderful MIL, J, said that I could have the metal bed she used as a child and paint it any color I wanted.  Oh. My. Goodness. 

So that’s where this how-to post begins.  Here is the bed before I did anything to it:

1Metal Bedframe Before

2Metal Bedframe Before

5Metal Bedframe Before

I sanded it and then scrubbed it down with dishwashing liquid and warm water.  Next, I sprayed 2 coats of metal primer on it and let it dry thoroughly.  Then I got to the fun part: Krylon Brushed Metallic Satin Nickel spray paint.  It turned out just like I wanted it to!

6Metal Bedframe After

7Metal Bedframe After

8Metal Bedframe After

Next stop: more furniture!

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