A $20 Craigslist Bed Revamped!


 I found 2 twin sleigh beds on Craigslist for $20 each!!
All they needed was a little TLC!

 A couple of areas had some damage....so I just used some wood filler to fill in the scratched grooves
Let dry and sand smooth....
 I first used a coat of Kilz2 primer....then 2 coats of Glidden's Delicious Red.
This color will look PINK while painting but no worries...the color turns out Fabulous!!
 I painted inside because it was like 100 degrees in the garage!
 Right next to where I was painting was a decorative star candle holder just calling my name...so I traced it onto the bed frame....
 and painted it with some of Annie Sloan's old white paint....
 I thought the footboard needed some stars too....
 So I took the small glass star out of my candle holder and traced
3 stars onto the foot board
again using the chalk paint..
 I then used some of Annie Sloan's dark wax and waxed the
headboard, foot board and side rails...
Now doesn't this $20 bed frame look like a Pottery Barn piece 
that cost $100's! 

Makes you rethink throwing out that old piece of furniture....huh???
I plan to make a bench out of the other bed frame:-)

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36 comments:

Stuff and Nonsense said...

your new beds look fabulous...nothing like changing $40 into a million.

alison

Karan said...

I really like this. Very pretty. Been looking for something hubby and I can do for our guest bedroom so have been checking out lots of different ideas for headboards. Sure have found a lot of unique ones over the last few weeks.

Karan

Emmy said...

That is amazing! I am itching to paint some furniture

At The Picket Fence said...

Fabulous job Michell! It truly does look like something you'd spend hundreds for at Pottery Barn. I'm sure he loves his new bed in his new house. :) Can't wait to see how you make the bench!

Heather

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Great job!! Lovin' the red and the stars.

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

Talk about a hit it outta the park home-run! That bed looks amazing! Makes me want to go paint something red!

Stephanie said...

Awesome! I have a set of bunk beds out in the garage that need some of that love. Can't wait to start them now after seeing your magic! (PS> Did you win the backsplash? Hope so!)

Judy said...

That really looks amazing. Great Craigslist find and really awesome makeover.

Ellie said...

I love these beds! They are absolutely adorable! I can't get over that you only paid $20 each. Gotta love craigslist!

Jacqueline said...

What an amazing deal!They look great also!!

The DIY Show Off said...

Awe! So sweet! What a great find and beautiful rescue! ;)

Thank you so much for retweeting about the voting/contest! I appreciate it so much and it's so good to hear from you!

Now...catching up on your posts so probably 1 comment of several (promise I'm not stalking! lol)

Roeshel

Madigan at madiganmade said...

This turned out so good! Love that shade of red... and who knew a candle holder would make a great stencil!

Chance @ Designed by Chance said...

the bed looks great. Love the star idea.

blessedbeyondmeasure said...

It turned out GREAT!! Totally looks like Pottery Barn! You did a wonderful job :) Don't ya just love craigslist finds? I'm currently working on a $25 dresser from CL for my son's room!
p.s. Love your board & batten, we are planning to do the same treatment in our living room in the next month or so!

Megan said...

Oh my gosh, that is fantastic! I love the colors and those stars!!! darling!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

I knew it! Pure awesomeness. :)

Holly Lefevre said...

I seriously need to visit Craigslist more...what an awesome deal...and you made that bed FABULOUS! The color looks great and the star is the perfect touch!

Amanda said...

The bed looks gorgeous! Love that colour, and the stars are a fantastic touch.

Biz said...

This piece turned out beautifully!
I love the Americana feel!
Biz

Mimi said...

What a fabulous job you did with this bed! I love the paint color and the stars. And I am impressed with the AS dark wax. I have tried it on a few large pieces and it was not cooperating. I'd love it if you have any tips because it looks amazing on your bed. And can't wait to see the bench :)

Deanna said...

Love the red and stars combo! Lucky finding that deal on craigslist, turned out great!

Deanna@DeelitefulCreations

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

What a great find! You saved them and brought them back to a new wonderful life! Bravo! Visiting from TT&J

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

WOW what a great find!!! Good job! Visiting from TT&J

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Great transformation at a great price. You did a wonderful job:)

Ginger said...

So creative! Love the stars. :)

WhyCuzICan said...

Very sweet bed and that red color is tooo cute! :D Nice job!

Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed's linky party today,
~Suzanne in NW Illinois

Kiwi The Kreator said...

You know...I was thinking, "Man, that looks like something you'd pay Pottery Barn $300 for!" This looks amazing...I can't WAIT to see the bench!!!

Prissyville said...

Looks just like a PB bed...but better because it was a million dollars cheaper! Great score. Can't wait to see the bench!

Cherished Bliss said...

This is so adorable! I would love for you to share at my party!

http://www.cherishedbliss.com/2011/09/craft-and-tell-no-22.html

gail said...

Love the "new" bed! super job picking out that color!
gail

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

What an amazing transformation! I love it all: the color, the stars, the distressed look!

Carmen said...

This is really cute...and they do look like something from a Pottery Barn catalog. Great Job!
Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin' link party every Friday at RoCa and Company. Come and show off what you got this coming Friday. Hope to see you there...

Remember...YOU ROCK!!

Carmen @
RoCa and Company
www.rocaandcompany.blogspot.com

Youaretalkingtoomuch.com said...

Great job Michell! Love this! You know I love ANY deal on CL! Thanks for posting it on my Monday Linky Party. Hope to see you next Monday as well! Love, Me www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

Nan @ Playful Decor said...

Hi Michelle! Love this! Great find! I kind of wish my guys bunk beds had solid head & foot boards! I really want to paint them, but the boards are slats so it just seems like a big project I don't have time for! btw, I recently started a link party for kids decor items and would love for you to join. It's Tuesday's Nursery - for everything with kids decor and for any age. I hope you can make it!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

michell, i absolutely love that! it is such a unique idea and so perfect fro a boy.

Ann LeClercq said...

These are beautiful! They'd be wonderful in blue for a boy's room, too! Great job!
Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker

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