So yes, this bed, solid wood bed I might add cost me a measly $45 bucks. Can you believe it? I was just browsing my local Habitat For Humanity ReStore and came across this bad boy. No sticker no price. I wasn't exactly looking for a bed but, mine was old and funky particle board. I told myself if it was less than $100 I would buy it. So imagine my surprise when the guys said $45. Sold! Yea, I actually said that in fact I may have screamed that. Almost like I was some crazy auctioneer.
So yea, I don't know about you but this ugly honey oak does nothing for me. Nothing I despise this color. I know the whole farmhouse country is hot, but this honey oak is not! Oh and the little fishesque design is pretty bad too. So I used some bead board (which I also snagged at the ReStore) and covered those little swimmers up! And, after sanding... hours and hours of sanding I was left with this little naked beauty.
Gorgeous right? Well this bad boy wanted nothing at all to do with regular stain. Nothing I tell you. What's a girl to do? I have mentioned a few times how much I use Poly Shades from Minwax. It really covers anything. So I went out again and picked up a big old can of Espresso colored Poly shade and went to town. I am so super excited how it all turned out.
The color turned out perfectly. It matched our existing dresser and night stand to a tee! I as pretty stoked to finally have a headboard AND foot board. It's like a real
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