This update is long overdue. The last time we left off, her bedroom was still a nursery that included a crib turned toddler bed, changing table and rocking chair. You can read all about her adorable coral and navy nursery here. To be totally honest, she never really used her nursery and getting her to transition before brother was born was going to be quiet the challenge. So summer of last year, we decided it was time to give her a real big girl bedroom.
While my husband was at his parent’s house one evening, they asked if he wanted a metal bed they had in their garage. The bed belonged to his grandfather, so he shot a picture over to me and I said: “Heck Yes!” It was in serious disrepair, but I could envision a beautiful black metal bed. He got it home and I slowly sent to work on it. There was a lot of rust built up on the thing. I started by pressure washing it to remove as much as I possibly could. Then I took some coarse sandpaper and sanded the heck out of it.
A few months later, because that’s how we do projects around here by dragging them out, I spray painted this piece with Rust-Oleum Hammered metal in black (because this helps to prevent more rusting.) Since this piece was in such rough shape to begin with, I had to go with a hammered look as opposed to a slick glossy paint.
When we brought the bed in, we moved the dresser over to the nursery-guest room and brought in her little art table and chair. The nightstand I found off Amazon, I loved the campaign style of this piece but it was super affordable.
Next week I’m going to talk more about her gallery wall and specifically the addition of the chalkboard that we recently added. This was a really fun project with Rust-Oleum’s Creator’s Studio. Can’t wait to reveal more.