I really like to get stuck into home makeover's, especially old pieces of furniture and if it saves me the money of paying out for a new item then I would rather just buy a tin of paint and get painting. We have had our bed for around 13 years. It cost us a lot of money when we bought it as it is a solid pine four poster bed. It is very big and very heavy.
Anyway, when we moved into this house about four years ago our bedroom was too small to have the bed as a four poster so we took down the posts and stored them in the loft. I had become very bored with the orange pine and wanted a new white bed, so we took the bed apart, put it in the back garden and started rubbing it down with some sandpaper. We gave it a lick of undercoat, then a few coats of white satin wood. This was the result...
For the price of paint we ended up witha nice new bed.
What do you think?