When we first moved to LA, we weren’t certain if the move would be permanent. So we bought some extremely cheap “temporary” furniture.
Extremely Cheap = secondhand beat up iKea furniture we found on craigslist.
Well one night our second hand bedframe broke. We were peacefully sleeping and the bed suddenly came crashing to the floor while dreaming. I thought it was an earthquake. Let me tell you, it’s not a great way to wake up.
So we threw away the broken bed frame and actually slept like this for two months. Embarrassing I know. We’re lazy. There’s our nice Tempur-pedic mattress just slumming it on the floor.
Arnold obviously had no problem with it. His short little legs could easily jump on the bed much easier.
As much as Arnold rules the house, we needed to raise the bed off the floor.
I wanted to find an old interesting wood bed to restore – and searched and searched for the perfect bed but couldn’t find anything to work in our room, especially because we were limited to a platform frame… and an Eastern size king. Most people have California kings which are longer, our Eastern is wider.
I could never find the perfect one but I did find a suitable match that will work for now. It is an Eastern King and quite possibly a West Elm? It was very dirty and scratched up but only cost $75 and for a solid wood platform bed, it was a steal. Honestly, after two months I probably would have paid millions not to be sleeping on the floor anymore.
So I cleaned and cleaned this filthy sucker.
Then sanded away all the chips and scrapes with a sanding pad.
I wanted a bright white paint. Real pure white. No hints of green, gray or any other shade. All the leftover paint in my garage wasn’t pure white and I didn’t want to go buy new gallon since only a small amount was required— so I used the white epoxy paint leftover from my garage renovation.
It was perfect. Solid pure white and glossy.
Next I finished it off with wet-gloss also leftover from my garage epoxy project. Also perfect.
Neither the acrylic paint or the wet-look gloss were designed to paint a furniture but if they can adhere to concrete and be durable enough to withstand cars driving on it, we figure it can handle our mattress and Arnold.
We still need to decorate and do much much more, but the white bed frame is a good start and contrasts well with our dark espresso floors.
It has been a few months and the epoxy paint and gloss have held up very well. Durable and thick. And glossy glossy!
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