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Kids Bed Makeover

affordable bed makeover DIY gumtree ironlak spray paint

I get asked a lot where my kids beds are from, and well to be honest they are second hand beds found on gumtree for $20 each! They were in great condition as they are metal frames but the only thing was the colour white was "wrong" for them. I bought these 4 days before leaving Perth for Brisbane with the idea that I would do them up for my children in their new house.  Something a little special for them. The paints were ordered from The Butchers Shop in Fremantle and shipped to me in Brisbane. I also found a local supplier of Ironlak here in Annerley at Crush City Fame. Ironlak was my go to spray paint for this job! It's a great spray paint with an amazing colour chart! For my daughter I chose Frazetta and for my son I chose Roarke. I used 3 cans of Ironlak per bed and also used the fat tip heap for the spray! You definitely need good spray paint glove for this. Prep for the bed- nothing! As the beds were white in colour and there were no visible rust marks I was able to spray straight away. But if you plan to do this with an old bed you have you might need to prep it more depending on its condition. You can always email me or go seek advice from you local hardware store. Here is the process and end result in squares. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="360"]IronlakASFBEDS.jpg Ironlak[/caption] [caption id="attachment_333" align="aligncenter" width="387"]IronlakASFBEDS.jpg Bed frames for $20 from Gumtree[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="460"]IronlakASFBEDS.jpg Frazetta and Roarke Ironlak Colour chart[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="439"]IronlakASFBEDS.jpg Frazetta[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="548"]IronlakASFBEDS.jpg Roarke Bed[/caption]     [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="618"]IronlakASFBEDS.jpg Frazetta[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="533"]IronlakASFBEDS.jpg Roarke[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="344"]IronlakASFBEDS.jpg Styled sprayed bed[/caption] IronlakASFBEDS.jpg [caption id="attachment_338" align="aligncenter" width="480"]Image Courtesy of Walk Among the Homes Image Courtesy of Walk Among the Homes[/caption]


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  • Elizabeth on

    You make it look so easy Hong! My DIY’s never turn out that great, though I am partial to a can of spray paint!

    Could you please add a link to my site as the photographer of the picture of Maya’s room, thanks so much x


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