Yep, that was my DIY version of The Rolling Stones ‘Paint it Black.’
Two years ago, we got a hand me down twin mattress and frame for Vincent. It’s a simple, 100-year-old steel bed, reminiscent of an old hospital bed. The frame was green, but we painted it red to work better in Vincent’s newly designed room.
I loved it, until recently. Now, I want to add a light aqua, lemon grass green and sun yellow to freshen up our boys’ room without repainting. Initially, I wanted to make an upholstered headboard, but that would require buying a new mattress, box spring, and frame because the current bed is about 5 inches wider than standard twin beds. We don’t want to buy a new bed yet, so we opted to repaint the bed frame.
I sent Ben to the hardware store and he picked up Rustoleum’s Sun Yellow spray paint. Rustoleum claims to have 2 times the coverage, so maybe we won’t have to prime. After disassembling the bed and setting it up outside on wood blocks, Ben started painting.
Sure enough, Rustoleum does have two times the coverage.
While Ben was painting, the boy’s room was a mess. Fortunately, it didn’t last too long, but here is what it looked like.
Better yet, Rustoleum dries to the touch in 20 minutes and to handle in 1 hour. That’s great for impatient people, such as myself. We left the bed outside for 5 hours or so, just to let it air out. We brought it inside and added bedding. Vincent did not sleep in the bed, as it was a little smelly, but I love the new look.
I really love the yellow bed with the chevron painted rug.
Next step, bedding! I have debated between a sun yellow/charcoal grey color palette and sun yellow, light aqua, and lemon grass-green. I think the yellow/grey is a little too sophisticated for a kids room, so we decided on yellow, aqua and green. What is your favorite color combination?