An old steel bed frame becomes a girly country dream!

Jan 22 2018
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With my newly single life here at Grandma’s House I’ve been keeping busy and finding fun projects to look forward to. I always hated the colors I painted the furniture in my guest bedroom so I knew it was time for a change. I brought them back into more my taste starting with the old steel bed I inherited from my grandparents. I also got on the move with everything by converting my old office into my new guest bedroom and library!

Using a wall decal and some flat gray paint come see how an old, green steel bed frame became a country girl's dream, DIY, painted furniture before and afters

I can’t even begin to express how much I enjoyed getting rid of that horrible john deer green on this old bed! First thing was first I used a good metal primer and then I used a light gray acrylic paint to cover that up, it took several good coats and, because I’m working upstairs and inside my house now, I couldn’t spray it on. Once the bed was painted it was just screaming for something special, so I got online and went looking for a decal.


This is the one I found on Amazon and it was only $11! At first I had planned on either making my own stencil or purchasing one but once I saw how inexpensive the wall decals were well, it was pretty obvious what route I needed to head in. My best friend (and cousin) had some experience using them so she helped me put it on (*waves* thanks Rachy!) From there I dressed the bed up with (of course) one of my grandma’s quilts.

Using a wall decal and some flat gray paint come see how an old, green steel bed frame became a country girl's dream, DIY, painted furniture before and afters, farmhouse decor, farmgirl, farmhouse dream guest bedroom and libraryUsing a wall decal and some flat gray paint come see how an old, green steel bed frame became a country girl's dream, DIY, painted furniture before and afters, farmhouse decor, farmgirl, farmhouse dream guest bedroom and library

I just love this bed now! Its been in this house for over 40 years, you can even see a pic of it in the before pictures of my master bedroom! I wonder how many members of my family have slept in this bed? Interesting thought lol. Now it is exactly how I always dreamed it would be, kinda girly, kinda country, really just me.

Using a wall decal and some flat gray paint come see how an old, green steel bed frame became a country girl's dream, DIY, painted furniture before and afters, farmhouse decor, farmgirl, farmhouse dream guest bedroom and libraryUsing a wall decal and some flat gray paint come see how an old, green steel bed frame became a country girl's dream, DIY, painted furniture before and afters, farmhouse decor, farmgirl, farmhouse dream guest bedroom and libraryUsing a wall decal and some flat gray paint come see how an old, green steel bed frame became a country girl's dream, DIY, painted furniture before and afters, farmhouse decor, farmgirl, farmhouse dream guest bedroom and libraryUsing a wall decal and some flat gray paint come see how an old, green steel bed frame became a country girl's dream, DIY, painted furniture before and afters, farmhouse decor, farmgirl, farmhouse dream guest bedroom and library

Using a wall decal and some flat gray paint come see how an old, green steel bed frame became a country girl's dream, DIY, painted furniture before and afters, farmhouse decor, farmgirl, farmhouse dream guest bedroom and library

Next week I’ll show you guys how I made that easy, no-sew drop cloth bed skirt! And I can’t wait to show you what I did with the other furniture over the next couple of weeks too and the final reveal of my guest bedroom and library!

Using a wall decal and some flat gray paint come see how an old, green steel bed frame became a country girl's dream, DIY, painted furniture before and afters, farmhouse decor, farmgirl, farmhouse dream guest bedroom and library

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44 Comments on "An old steel bed frame becomes a girly country dream!"

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Sandra
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Tarah –

The headboard turned out great! I can’t wait for the full reveal.

Stay warm …. spring is coming.

Ann
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Bravo! Love the new look and the decal was just what it needed!

Barbara Boxwell
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Beautiful!!!

Karen, the next best thing to mummy
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You are very creative, I’m jealous as I have no idea where to start with such projects #inspirememonday@_karendennis

nancy
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What a transformation! Great job, and love the bear on the chair 🙂

nancy
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And what’s the quote (f you want to share) on top of the chest at the foot of the bed? Just curious…

Joy
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Way more restful without the green frame. Looking forward to seeing what you will show next. The decal you added to the headboard is beautiful. Stay cozy.
Joy

Dianne
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I love how you transformed the bed! It looks beautiful!

xo Dianne

Jamie
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That turned out beautifully – what a difference. I so love the stencils and how easy they are to use to decorate just about anything! 🙂

Nikki Gwin
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Oh wow! What a transformation. I love the new look for the guest room.
🙂 gwingal

Natalie A
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I LOVE it! You are amazing! It’s amazing what can happen to the look, by just changing the color!

Ashley Elizabeth
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Love this transformation! Thanks for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty! Have a great weekend!

Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond
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oh that looks truly beautiful and what a wonderful job you did! Thanks so much for sharing with us at #BloggersPitStop and have a great week.

FLORENCE
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How pretty! I don’t blame you…in my house that green would have to go too. Loving the look now, and lucky you to inherit such a pretty quilt. The stencil you chose is perfect for it.

Liz
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Wow, that turned out very, very nice! And the quilt on top: beautiful!

Debrashoppeno5
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You did such a nice job on the headboard. It looks so pretty now. I love the quilt and of course, anything with dropcloth is great.

Christine
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That turned out beautifully. I am so happy you said that green was bad. When I first saw it, I was pretty shocked. That’s a strong color! 🙂

Sherry
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Fantastic makeover! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Jann Olson
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Really turned out cute! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Two Chicks and a Mom/Donna
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I love the makeover of the bed! Thanks for sharing at Party in Your PJs!

Kristin @ Peppermints and Cherries
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We recently painted several rooms in our house, and I felt the same way about getting rid of the old color! A fresh coat of paint is so nice whether painting walls or furniture. I’m visiting from Thrifty Thursday Link Up and followed you on FB and Pinterest. Blessings!

Laura
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It looks amazing….so peaceful!!! You did a great job. I also love the quilt and all of the pretty fabrics in it. Did you make the quilt or is it an antique? Such a pretty bed, quilt, and room!

Iris Nacole
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