Bunnings set a DIY paint challenge to transfer a piece of furniture or item using paint for under $100! I was up for the challenge and I knew exactly what I was going to makeover.
As you know I swapped out Bonnies single cast iron bed for my old queen one which was used for our guest bedroom. I decided it looked too big in her room, I went shopping on gumtree and found a double cast iron bed that needed some TLC! The bed cost $150.
Paint can transfer a item so quickly and it’s a cheap way to create a new piece!
STEP 1- Clean the bed!
Wipe down the old bed and remove any chips, dirt or marks with warm water. Make sure the bed is dry before you start painting.
STEP 2- Start painting!
I took Bonnie to Bunnings and let her pick the new bed colour. Rustoleum blush pink which is prefect! This paint can be used on so many surfaces, wood, metal, plastic…..
I picked the Monarch detailed round brush to use because I find that a round brush gets into all the fine details better and round edges. I did two coats on Bonnies bed because it was very old and needed more coverage.
STEP 3 – Style the new bed…
I reworked Bonnies room to reflect her new bed. I moved her gallery wall and added in some new items. Next step is to make a side table and paint it the same colour as her bed. I didn’t even use half a tin of paint on her bed, I can now use the remaining paint on so many other projects!
Total cost of the bed makeover was $59.23!