I have been busy working on my daughter’s room. I have the room painted, her desk prepped, and I found a great bed for her.

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When I am working on a room I always look for used items that I can re purpose. Either things I already have, or things at antique stores. I went shopping the other day and found this great head board and foot board. I loved the lines on them, and I knew it would be perfect for my daughter’s room. Here’s the thing…it was only 39 bucks. I couldn’t pass it up. It was well built, and I knew I could put a little effort into making it into something great.

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It didn’t come with rails to attach it together, so we had to get creative. We found some wood that fit the bed and screwed it to the two ends. I was going to paint it anyway, so I didn’t care if the wood matched. We sanded the headboard, and I wiped it down with a little liquid sand.

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I put plastic under it and cardboard under the feet. This helps the paint not glop at the bottom of the feet and dry evenly.

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I few coats later and I had a great new bed for D’s room.

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This was well worth my time and effort. It took me one afternoon, and for only 39 dollars I have a great new bed with a lot of personality. Not to mention, things that were built “long” ago, are not only fun to restore, but are a much better quality.

Her room is coming together, I can’t to share the next project!