We gave our queen wood four poster bed a makeover with spray paint. It was an incredibly cheap & easy & DIY project that only took a few hours & only cost us $20 to redo. It is beautiful & works perfectly in our daughter’s bedroom/ guest room.
Four Poster Bed Makeover with Spray Paint
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I bought this four poster bed on Ebay (from Restoration Hardware) about 12 years ago for our master bedroom in our Town Traditional because we had these gorgeous 10 foot ceilings. I LOVE this bed but Jason…not so much.
Soon after we moved into our second home we got a different bedroom set but I was determined to keep the this four poster bed to decorate our daughter’s bedroom with.
We have been wanting to add a queen bed to our little girl’s room for guests & after getting a new mattress thanks to a sweet gift card we decided it was time to give this four poster bed a makeover!
I think her four poster bed looks fabulous & has been the perfect spring board for the farmhouse decorating ideas in this room.
Supplies Needed for a Four Poster Bed Makeover
- Wood Four Poster Bed
- Old Sheet or Drop Cloth
- Spray paint (4 cans)
- Sand Paper or Orbital Sander
- Saw if you need to cut down your four poster bed
Lowering the Four Poster Bed to the Correct Height for Sloped Attic Ceilings
The four poster bed was really tall… (Our family is not breaking any Genius book of world records for height any time soon…so Jason cut off 4 inches of the feet to make the bed a little lower!
We also did not want the four poster bed to be too tall for our sloped attic ceilings in our daughter’s bedroom.
How many Cans of Spray Paint do you need for a Four Poster Bed
We spray painted it Valspar’s secluded garden with paint and primer mixed in. We needed 5 cans at $4 each.
Why we use Spray Paint instead of Cans of Paint
I really like spray painting furniture. It looks more professional in my opinion with no paint brush marks and it is crazy EASY!!!
Don’t forget to light sand any piece of furniture you are painting. Sanding the wood lightly will help the paint stick better.
I love the color too, it’s like a cool green blue.
Unfortunately, I must have accidentally deleted the before pictures of the bed because I can’t find them anywhere… sorry guys!
We gave her our floral duvet cover from Anthropologie we had bought for our stone cottage & an old white bedspread I bought at the thrift shop I used to work for. The other quilt & pillow cover are from Pottery Barn Kids.
I brought in a wide legged small card table from our garage for her dollhouse.
It’s the perfect height and it swivels so she can turn it without our help. Jason had refinished this table years ago as an end table but we hadn’t found a spot for it until now.
Both Jason and I love the look of the bed even more now and Audrey calls it her “Frozen” bed.
Anybody wonder why? 🙂
I also painted the trim in the room white.
Two coats, two days and it probably needs another (why can’t we ever buy a house with white trim)!
We still have a few more DIY projects & decorating ideas planned like a built in seat & bookcase, new floor & some other minor remodeling and decorating tweaks but I am excited about how it’s coming along & I love how the bed turned out!!!
The best part is that even Jason likes it now. 🙂
I hope this inspires you to give your wood four poster bed or an ugly antique bed you have a makeover with Spray Paint!