Aug 2, 2010

What Does $20 Get You?

Two summers ago, I purchased a twin size bed for my spare room. It was beat up well used, but for $20, I got the bed frame, mattress and box spring. My plan was to paint it in order to give it new life.

After getting it home and looking at it, I found the manufacturer's name burned into the back of the headboard: Baumritter (the forerunner of Ethan Allen furniture).

I decided I probably shouldn't paint it. Last summer, I sanded the old finish off. I did take photos of "before" however they were on the same card that got corrupted with last week's flood photos :(

Fast forward to this past weekend. I started staining... a bit humid, but eventually it did dry. I still have a ways to go, but some pieces have their second coat of new stain.


Sandy P said...

Your bed looks new already Meari, great work. Your so handy and not afraid to tackle anything. I admire you! Sandy P.

Jenna said...

I am so in awe of your DIY skills!