Distressed Farmhouse Bed

When we were moving into this house we officially broke our bed frame.  So we were sleeping with our mattress on the floor for a few months which wasn’t all bad because it was so easy for my toddler to climb into bed.   We were so blessed to be given this bed frame for free from some friends who had been trying to get rid of it for awhile.  The only problem with it was that it was completely black which wasn’t a big deal but our last one was black and I had wanted to paint it for so long but that required taking it apart and moving.  So before putting it together I decided to get it done so I didn’t have to take it apart again later.



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This bed was an easy update all I needed to do was paint and sand.  Just because it was so big that’s what took so long.

I don’t know why I didn’t take a picture from the other side but here it is when we got it.  It was basically in perfect shape and it is so nice because it has drawers attached under the foot board which we desperately need.

To start I used Waverly chalk paint in white. (because I just love white!) 

I painted everything in two coats of paint but the spots I was going to sand back to black I just did one coat. 

Next I sanded the spots I wanted really distressed with 120 grit sand paper and my circular sander. I’ve found it is easier to sand it off if you do it soon after the paint dries. The longer you wait the more elbow grease you need but it is definitely doable its just not as fast. I made sure to leave some white on the black to make it really fun.

After that I quickly went over the edges to give it its final touches.  Then just sanded the edges that were too hard to get to by hand.

I’m sure many people like to wax it after but it didn’t matter to me. I love how it turned out.  The total cost of this product was $9 in paint.  Now we have the perfect farm bed! The only problem with it is now my toddler has had to learn to climb it to get in which has caused him some frustration but he’ll get there.

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