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 Rachie!) 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

  1. Sandra
    January 22, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Tarah –

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

    Stay warm …. spring is coming.

    • January 22, 2018 at 4:33 pm

      Thank you so much Sandra! Have a great week!

  2. January 22, 2018 at 1:37 pm

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

    • January 22, 2018 at 4:33 pm

      Thank you so much Ann! Have a great week!

  3. Barbara Boxwell
    January 22, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    Beautiful!!!

    • January 22, 2018 at 4:34 pm

      Thank you Barbara! Have a great week!

  4. January 22, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    You are very creative, I’m jealous as I have no idea where to start with such projects #inspirememonday@_karendennis

    • January 22, 2018 at 6:18 pm

      Thank you! I happened to have light gray paint on hand lol so much of my “creativity” is just based on what I have so I don’t need to buy thing! Thanks for coming by!

  5. January 23, 2018 at 12:29 am

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

    • January 23, 2018 at 4:50 pm

      Thank you Nancy, yeah that bear has been with me a LONG time lol 🙂

  6. January 23, 2018 at 12:31 am

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

    • January 23, 2018 at 4:51 pm

      That desk transformation will come out Friday of next week the quote is: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s learning to Dance in the Rain” Thanks for coming by, have a great week!

  7. January 23, 2018 at 2:26 am

    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

  8. January 24, 2018 at 5:58 am

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

    xo Dianne

  9. January 25, 2018 at 5:13 pm

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

  10. January 26, 2018 at 12:40 am

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

  11. January 26, 2018 at 4:39 pm

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

    • January 26, 2018 at 4:43 pm

      Thanks so much Natalie, I really love this bed now!

  12. January 26, 2018 at 11:42 pm

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

  13. January 27, 2018 at 3:56 am

    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.

  14. January 28, 2018 at 1:09 am

    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.

  15. January 28, 2018 at 9:13 am

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

  16. January 28, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    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.

  17. January 29, 2018 at 3:31 am

    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! 🙂

    • January 29, 2018 at 4:14 pm

      Yup that green was ROUGH! lol, I was so glad to change it! I love this bed again now! Have a great weekend!

  18. January 30, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    Fantastic makeover! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  19. Jann Olson
    January 31, 2018 at 3:44 am

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

  20. January 31, 2018 at 4:34 am

    I love the makeover of the bed! Thanks for sharing at Party in Your PJs!

  21. February 1, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    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!

    • February 1, 2018 at 3:40 pm

      Kristin, it is really amazing what paint can do! Thanks so much for coming by and commenting!

  22. Laura
    February 2, 2018 at 7:02 am

    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!

    • February 2, 2018 at 2:52 pm

      Thank you Laura, my Grandma made the quilt MANY years ago! Have a great weekend!

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