Beautiful Four Poster Bed Makeover with Spray Paint

Our Girl's Room - Part II - Four Poster Bed Red

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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Four Poster Bed Redo & Makeover-We transformed out our old outdated 4 poster bed into a pretty blue bed perfect for a girl's room with just a few cans of spray paint! #spraypaint #furnitureredo #farmhousebedroom #paintedfurniture #thriftedhomedecor https://lehmanlane.net

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.

Our Girl's Room - Part II - Four Poster Bed Redo

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.

Our Girl's Room - Part II - Four Poster Bed Redo

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.

Our Girl's Room - Part !! - 4 Poster Bed Redo

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!

Our Girl's Room - Part II - Four Poster Bed Red
Our Girl's Room - Part II - Four Poster Bed Red

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.

Our Girl's Room - Part II - Four Poster Bed Red

I brought in a wide legged small card table from our garage for her dollhouse.

Our Girl's Room - Part II - Four Poster Bed Red

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.

Our Girl's Room - Part II - Four Poster Bed Red

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)!

Our Girl's Room - Part II - Four Poster Bed Red

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. 🙂

Our Girl's Room - Part II - Four Poster Bed Red

I hope this inspires you to give your wood four poster bed or an ugly antique bed you have a makeover with Spray Paint!

by Tara Lehman

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  1. I have been trying to subscribe to your blog but every time I try it tells me not at this time. Am I doing something wrong?

    1. Patty, thank you so much for letting me know! I will try and figure out what’s going on and get back to you! And thank you so much for wanting to follow along!

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  2. Her bed is adorable – it’s the perfect color, and I can see why she calls it her frozen bed!! I’m about to paint a bed, and I just bought the spray paint to make the job a little (well a lot) easier. Nice job!

    1. Hey Jenny, Thanks so much for your sweet comments about my daughters room! Can’t wait to see the bed your redoing:) Hope you have a great holiday weekend and take care!

    1. Hi Gilly! Thanks so much for stopping by again and thank you for your sweet comments about my daughter’s room! Have a great holiday weekend!

    1. Heather thank you so much for your sweet comments about my daughter’s room and for stopping by! Have a great holiday weekend and take care!

    1. Hi Kristina! Thank you so much for coming to see my daughter’s new bed! Thanks so much for the Talented Tuesday party! Have a great weekend and take care:)

  3. Great looking room, love your color choices. What a talent you have to reuse things you already have. This talent is what will allow you to have that second home. Good luck!

    1. Hi Michelle! Thank you so much for your sweet comments about my daughter’s room and for stopping by! Have a great weekend and take care!

  4. It is beautiful, Tara! And I hear ya on painting white trim! We are in the process of doing that and switching out baseboards (goodbye oak!) Your daughter’s room is beautiful…can’t wait to see what else you do!

    1. Hey Kendra! Painting trim really is a TON of work!!! Good luck with your oak trim:). Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments about my daughter’s room! Hope you are having a great week and take care!

  5. I love her room. So darling but not so babyish that she can’t grow with it. What color are her walls? Pinks can be so hard sometimes, and I love how soft it is. Thanks! Great job!

  6. Hi there,

    I’m thinking of buying this exact bed off of Craigslist and painting it. Have you have any trouble with the pine knots bleeding through since you painted it? Thanks for any advice!

    1. Hi Julie! Thanks so much for stopping by to check our four poster bed redo. I had not even thought about knots until I saw your comment:). After checking out the bed Just now I did see one quarter size knot bleeding through a little. I think because the color we chose is pretty dark I may never have noticed it otherwise. The bed is fantastic and we love it. It’s super sturdy and has lasted lots of kids and dogs jumping up and down on it:). Hope this helps your decision, take care, Tara

      1. Thanks so much for your reply! Saw the bed today and it IS beautiful! Sadly, the mattress and box spring I have for it are WAY too tall . Even if I rigged it for just a mattress only, it would still be too high. Such a bummer! Thanks for your help though!

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