Your bedroom is pretty much up to speed with the latest look and trends, however there's still one minor accessory to complete the makeover. Your bed! So here's a simple, painless, way to update and paint your bed so that it fits with the rest of your room.
For painting, you'll need a few things. Paint roller, regular size paint brush, paint, sand paper, newspaper/plastic tarp, gloves. The roller is obviously to going to be used the most during the painting procedure, and eliminates an uneven amount of paint being distributed. However, there are a few spots not even a roller can reach, so you'll need the regular paint brush for touch ups. If your bed is wood, or even metal, you'll have to sand is a little first to get the protective coat originally placed on the bed frame when it was made off. In this way, the paint will stick and stay on to your bed frame easier causing less touch ups in the future. Lastly, it's important to keep it clean, so lay down newspapers or a tarp and wear gloves and old clothes when painting. All these can be found at your local convenience or hardware store.
Find out if your bed frame is made of plastic, metal, or wood. They all require different types of paint, so check with your hardware sales associate while shopping. They can help you with tips on paints and optional finishing coats that will work best. They can also let you know which types such as flat, or satin would look best depending on the frame. Also find out if you can dis-assemble your bed. If so, it's suggested you do so before painting. If you can, and choose not to, the paint can dry over screws and fastens making it impossible to disassemble later on. So although it's another step, it's a necessary one.
Lay down your newspaper or tarp under the bed, or take individual pieces and lay them down on area provided. Sand down before hand or in the area you're about to paint. Use the roller on the larger areas such as the headboard and side panels. For carved designs, or bed knobs, use the regular size paint brush. Always move the paint in the same direction to avoid streaks. After providing one coat of paint, let sit and dry. Proceed painting other pieces of bed frame and follow the same procedure. After first piece is dry, paint on a second coat and then apply this to the rest of the frame.
Usually you only need two coats of paint, however if you're going from a dark bodied color on your frame to a light one, you might need another coat or two. Also there is the option of painting designs using a different color paint on top of the one you chose. If you want to try this but are not that art savvy, go to your nearest craft store and grab some stencils to help you out.