Last spring I installed new laminate flooring in Jamie’s bedroom. Her remodel included her changing out her twin bed for a grown-up bed. She searched for months to find the perfect bed.
Jamie found this on Craig’s List. She actually traveled from Nashville to Alabama to get it. She liked the lines of the headboard, but not the color.
The foot board was pretty easy to work with. I was able to sand most of the finish off.
To get a good smooth surface I wrapped the sandpaper around a scrap piece of wood.
There was still some finish that was being a little stubborn, so out came the big guns!
I applied the stripper, and scraped it off.
Then I sanded some more with a sanding sponge.
I folded a piece of sand paper to get into the grooves and cracks.
I move onto the headboard, applying the stripper and letting it bubble up.
I worked on half of the headboard at a time.
I used a stripping pad to help remove the finish.
I used a bucket of water and a rag to wash off the crud.
It’s looking pretty good, eh?
Jamie wanted this to be pretty dark, so I used a dark walnut stain, and let it set.
Then I wiped it off.
She wanted it to be a blend of brown and black.
I applied several coats of polycrylic.
Voila! Jamie now has a grown up bed with a headboard and foot board!
She bought a house several years ago, and she uses the attic space for her bedroom.
Jamie would love some advice about decorating her tiny attic space, particularly the window, (ac unit). If you’ve decorated this kind of space, or know of a blog/site that could give her some ideas, please leave the information in a comment. 🙂 Thanks in advance!
You may also remember these trays I made. Jamie loved the white one. I surprised her by giving it to her for Christmas.
In her living room she has these shelves I made from some old drawers. When I made the shelves, I had two drawers left over. Jamie used them as sort of a side table on the other side of her couch.
She married the drawers with her new tray to make an even better side table! Isn’t it cute? I wonder who she gets her genius ideas from? Right now as Jamie is reading this, I’m sure she is making a “toot, toot” sound! That would be her mom tooting her own horn! It is running joke with us!