MONDAY MAKEOVER – TWIN BEDS

So, This Past Friday

I  shared with you
….the most amazing
Twin BED set…
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…THAT I got at a YARD SALE FOR
….a whopping $25…
OR ….$12.50 a BED!!!!
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The second I drove off with the beds in my car
I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do…
PAINT
I chose  from the new
BENJAMIN MOORE
Color Stories Line…..a soft gray called “PERSPECTIVE”
I ALWAYS BUY the paint for MY furniture makeovers in the pints size
which are an (at Benjamin Moore) an eggshell finish…
(note) They will make up pint samples of Color Stories colors
but ONLY in AURA…fine by me!
WIN WIN….Primer Built IN!
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SAVINGS TIP
At MY Benjamin Moore Store….
there was a recent price increase on the 2oz. samples and
They are now $4.99
however… the 14.75oz pint samples (which can be mixed in any color)
are $5.92 with my discount (just ask)
…..no brainer….
 
SO
Beds …CHECK
Paint …CHECK
Mattresses???
the day after I got the beds, I opened up
CRAIGSLIST…
and…well,  I will cut to the chase…
within one hour, I had emailed,
and driven to a house less than a mile from my home,
turned out to be a person I Knew!
 she had just gotten the mattresses and was moving
I inspected them and purchased
 2 TWIN mattresses
 for $30
total cost
thusfar
$55
The bed was a breeze to refinish.
 I washed it down, pulled out nasty old nails, sanded boo-boos and glued a couple rickety spots
and then painted the body with my new “Perspective”.
The back had screws in it, that when removed,
released the upholstered headboard.
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I then removed the old Taffeta fabric
….but opted to keep the original stuffing
as it was intact and I did not want to replace it immediately.
Basically too impatient!
I covered THAT with two layers of quilt batting
and  THEN a LEFTOVER PIECE OF
A Premier Home Decor Fabric in a Slub Linen
…..which coordinates with other fabrics I have used in Phoebe’s room.
(NOTE- FABRIC can be an expensive and overwhelming
component of a makeover…
the “Premier Prints”
are an affordable, stylish way to makeover the fabrics in your home.
They have a multitude of color lines, in easy coordinating prints and
you can usually get the fabric for under $10/yrd. )

REUPHOLSTERING THE HEAD BOARD
LAYER-
FABRIC
BATTING

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AND
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FABRIC STAPLED DOWN
I then  slid
THE NEWLY UPHOLSTERED PIECE
down into place,
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REPLACED THE TRIM..
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Replaced the back screws…
AND…
VOILA!!!

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TARGET LAMP

ROOM colors: all Benjamin Moore
Accent wall  : Downpour Blue
3 walls : Cotton Balls
Trim: Chantilly Lace
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The Yellow lamp WE already had on Phoebe’s dresser…
…. it was a $15
“end cap” score from Target
and speaking of Target…
I decided to “splurge”
and Got a pair of
White Twin size Shabby Chic Patch quilts…
ALL the rest of the bedding we had..
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 we had twin sheets….and shams and pillows….and the Blue PBTeen comforter and pink blanket are from her previous bedding…
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 …little brother COOPER  LOVES the new bed…much to Phoebe’s chagrin…
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 …and so does Tiger…
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 …and Dash and Charlie….
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BREAKDOWN OF MAKEOVER:
Beds……………..$25
Mattresses……..$30
Paint……………..$10
Quilts…………..$135
Fabric and batting and boards I had
TOTAL……….$200
Not bad for TWO  WHOLE new/old Beds!
…..and I could have NOT gotten the quilts if I was looking to save more, and used random ones we have laying around….
SO FAR…this is one of the best deals Yet!!!
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58 thoughts on “MONDAY MAKEOVER – TWIN BEDS

  1. SheShe

    Amazing find on those beds!!!!!!!!!! And I love Phoebe’s new room and the upholstered headboards…….I just finished two myself – we must be on the same page!!!!!!! LOVE!!!!!!

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  2. Sarah AKA The Thriftress

    The beds are fantastic! Not to mention that the entire room is just beautiful. The layering of bold colors is so right! I love that yellow print fabric too – I put it on two chairs and they sold lightening quick!

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  3. Antiquer

    Why would anyone PAINT over Antique Furniture.People spend Hours trying to get previously painted Antique Furniture back to the Original Wodgrain Finish because the Wood is Naturally Nice! Then put a nice Antique Oil or Varathane on it. It is no longer Authentically Antique once you paint it without doing alot of work of Course.

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    1. Lesli at My Old Country House

      You are SO right, and I wholeheartedly agree, too often we paint over beautiful wood, and strip a piece of it’s value and inherent beauty. I love our beds painted, however, that is the style my daughter wanted for her teen bedroom. Wood was “too old”…sometimes, you can’t win for losing, but I do appreciate your comment. It is food for thought.

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  4. Bettsi McComb

    Lesli, I enjoyed seeing your makeover on Apartment Therapy today! I knew you would get mixed reactions, but that’s the fun of that place. I LOVE the makeover and I know you and Phoebe do too. You’re up to over a 100 comments over there!

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  5. the salvage collection

    gorgeous! you’ve honored these pieces by giving them a stunning new “life” with your daughter. i think you can only make yourself (or daughter!!) happy when you fall in love with antique/vintage wood furniture and not worry about others.

    as a wood furniture refinisher, i struggle with painting each and every piece in a way that allows the piece to be enjoyed and appreciated by the user. isn’t that worth something, too?? i wouldn’t paint a “valuable” antique just to update a look and have passed on pieces that didn’t need my style of refinishing. Still… how many of us have an UGLY “antique” haunting us in a dark corner of our house that we’re afraid to update and ENJOY?

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  6. Anonymous

    I can’t wait to show this to my daughter. I’d like to change her room up a little bit and she’s afraid it’s going to be boring. Your daughter’s room is the perfect inspiration room! Beautiful job!

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  7. Kahli

    I love it! So vibrant. My room didn’t look anywhere near this great growing up. The colors are amazing! What a deal on the beds! Oh and the adorable cat :). He is fierce!

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  8. Alison @ Rubylicious Bespoke

    What a beautiful room. It is full of personality and colour and those beds are fabulous. If someone sold them for $25 they couldn’t have been too highly prized could they?
    Looking forward to reading more of your ‘old’ blogs as I’ve just discovered you.
    Alison

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