Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday Flashback

On Fridays, I'll try to feature projects I've done in the past. Maybe some of them will help you out or even inspire you in your own project adventures.

For today, I'm featuring a bed frame redo. This spindle bed was an anniversary gift from my husband about 7 years ago and I thought it was a great find for $100 at a consignment store. It just needed a little TLC.

I stripped the frame. I wish I could remember the name of the stuff I used!!! It was awesome. It was a spray on stripper that had a citrus smell to it, so it didn't knock me out.

I then sanded the frame. :| It was quite a job in itself and I'm so thankful that my husband pitched in when I'd run out of steam.

After a good wipe down, I used Minwax's Ebony wood stain to give the frame the dark wood look I was going for. I then used polyurethane to seal the frame and love how it turned out!

Soon after refinishing the bed, we moved across the country. Can you imagine how nervous I was about that frame getting scratched up?! It then sat in storage for nearly 2 years. :| Sad, I know. After using it in our guest room for a couple more years, we moved across the country again. It now sadly sits in our garage as we do not have an extra room to use it in. I've often considered converting the frame into a bench, but haven't figured out how I could get away with not painting it after cutting it up to make the bench.... And painting it now is not something I'm willing to do. Yet it sits, collecting dust and cat hair. Someday when I no longer have preggo brain, maybe I'll be able to think straight about what to do with my beloved bed. Until then, maybe you have some suggestions? I'd love to hear them!

1 comment:

  1. All those spindles, what a lot of work. I like the ebony stain, am considering using that on a desk I recently picked up.