Painting Bedroom Furniture

Hey guys!  I have had a lot of questions on how I painted my bedroom furniture.  Here is the before….

We bought this furniture when we were married (almost 9 years ago) and it was time for a change!  I love the lines in the headboard and I was not ready to fork over $$$ for new furniture, so I used Dutch Boy White Oak latex paint in a satin finish.

Here is the after!

I used a whizz roller and a Purdy paintbrush to paint on two coats!  I LOVE the Dutch Boy paint btw!  It only needed two coats, the smell is very minimal and the texture of the paint is awesome!

I am in love with my new bedroom now!  It really is amazing that a gallon of paint can make such a huge difference!

I painted the iron on the headboard but went back and distressed it a little.

Now, I am no expert when it comes to painting furniture and I’m sure the experts will say to strip, sand down, prime and all that fun stuff but…….I’m working during nap time;)  I spent about 5 hours total painting every piece in my room (dresser and armoire not shown) and I am very happy with outcome!  Love me some Dutch Boy White Oak;)

~Ashley

  • Jojo

    Hi, I also love what you did with the bedroom .
    How are you finding it easy or hard to keep clean from dust and etc? I purchased my set in white and I love the seaside cottage feel of it but within two years it was showing wear and tear.
    I wondered if you one – used a roller,brush or spray to paint the bed?
    and two- if you had to sand down the set first before painting ?
    three if you covered it in a semi gloss or what?
    Thanks,

  • http://www.themama-monster.com The Mama Monster

    Absolutely beautiful!!!! I may have to give this a try!!! Thanks for the great idea!

  • shaun

    I like it my bed all must like that I what to paint my bed black

  • Megan

    I was wondering if you thought that the paint would scratch off without sanding/priming. I love how it changed your room and have some furniture I would love to do this too, but would hate to paint it all and have it scratch easily. Thanks so much!

    • Amber Griffin

      I have the same exact headboard that I picked up from the local restore, but there wasn’t a footboard, but I found one a few months ago that knida sorta matched it.. I am shocked at how much it looks like the actual one that went with the headboard.. man.. funny how things work out… Great Job!!

  • http://missmerediths.blogspot.com/ Meredith

    So pretty!!! What a difference!! I love it! :)

  • http://www.AnyoneCanDecorate.blogspot.com Diana

    I absolutely love it painted!!! You did a great job :)

    Painting and rehabbing old furniture is one of my favorite things to do. In fact I’m just starting to rehab a French Country Dining set… which we found this past weekend for a steal on Craigslist. If you have a chance come check it out on my blog. I am posting the job from beginning to end while in process.

    Blessings, Diana
    http://www.AnyoneCanDecorate.blogspot.com

  • http://californiadreaming.blogspot.com Amy@California Dreaming

    It looks sooo good! Nobody would know that you didn’t just buy that. Not bad for 9 years old! Now I’m going to search your blog for the art over your bed.

  • nicole

    this is such great information!! i have a bedroom set to paint and didn’t have a clue if a good white to use! also do you think this would be a good wall color/finish, say over wainscoting or board and batten? (do people used satin finish on walls?) thanks so much!!

  • http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/ Funky Junk Interiors

    Stunning room! Wow… I need to go look again! :) Big bright and beautiful!

    Donna

    • Ashley

      Thank you Donna;)

  • http://all6cooks.blogspot.com Becky

    Awesome before and after!! I have a house full of oak I’m trying to paint slowly but surely. It looks so light and fresh. Good job!

    • Ashley

      Thank you Becky! It was a long time coming:)

  • http://www.jewelologie.blogspot.com Jackie Buford

    I love the change from the wood tones. Wish my hubby would let me paint ours!

    • Ashley

      Thank you Jackie! I had to work on my husband for about 2 1/2 years. He has finally gotten to the point where he just trusts that I won’t ruin it;)

  • http://www.sissieshabbycottage.blogspot.com Sissie

    I love the paint color that you chose. Your makeover looks beautiful.

    hugs
    Sissie

    • Ashley

      Thanks Sissie!

  • http://gatheredinthekitchen.com Stephanie

    Love it! It looks great!

    • Ashley

      Thank you Stephanie!

  • http://stephanie-allthingsbeautiful.blogspot.com/ stephanie

    Love it!

    • Ashley

      Thank you:)

  • http://www.redhenhome.blogspot.com Korrie@RedHenHome

    The white is a great change! Love it.

    • Ashley

      Thanks so much Korrie!

  • Rebecca A.

    Is there a dresser that goes with that set? Did you paint the dresser as well? If you did, could I see a picture of it please.

  • http://www.hazelmoonfly.com Stacey Ditchen

    I LOVE IT! I am totally impressed that you were able to see something new and so gorgeous in something you look at every day. Very nice! And, lol, we have the same ruffley pillow on our bed as well. So pretty.

  • Julie

    Looks great! Huge difference with just a can of paint – amazing!

    • Ashley

      Thank you Julie:)