Girl's Bedroom Makeover

Submitted by Anneke on Thu, 03/10/2011 - 21:38

First of all...I need to talk to my photographer sister ( and learn how to take better photos! Our two girl's 3 and 5 share a room and I could not finish these beds fast enough!

They are higher because we have yet to build trundle or storage for underneath. I also made the little chair (just kind of winged it and modified as I went), and shelving that is by the footboard.

With a repurposed side table, new curtains, and a chandelier, I couldn't be happier with the end result! My next task is a cute vertical chalkboard piece above the table. :-)

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$300+ for everything
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used
Shaved edges of vertical wood panels before building!

1. Sanded and primed white

2. Medium Brown spray paint as a base coat

3. 2-3 coats of Heirloom White Spray paint

4. Distress with sand paper

5. Valspar mocha glaze (dry for 3-4 days)

6. Valspar opal pearlescent glaze (cure for 1 week)

7. 3 coats of lacquer clear gloss spray paint.

Bought hardware for the rails from for $12.99 and SO worth it!

Galvanized Steel Bed Rail Fasteners
NOW $13.59 @

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