Last summer I bought this footboard (headboard, below) at a rummage sale for my daughter's room...
this is the headboard with a coat of primer
here is the "after"
This blog post is to show what a difference paint makes. I bought this bed frame & the matching dresser last summer. I re-did the dresser right away, but took a little longer getting this done. I had to buy a new boxspring & mattress since her old bed was a twin size. I finally purchased the boxspring & mattress, so I decided the time was right to finish the bedframe.
I used a deglosser on this since it was quite glossy. I then primer it, and painted 2 coats of a high gloss white paint. I always feel like these retro pieces (which tend to be glossy anyway), need a high gloss paint to keep with there original feel.
It's amazing what a little paint will do.... with some rummage sale finds & a little elbow grease, her room is transformed ~ to see her dresser, check out 1950's Dresser Redo from our June 2011 blog post. I tried to link it, but for some reason it wasn't working...sorry!
Thanks for stopping!