Our King-Sized, Pottery Barn-Style Headboard

We decided to go with a metal headboard because we just didn’t want any of that glorious natural light to be blocked. (So many of the rooms in our house don’t get a lot of natural light because of the way (and where) it’s sitting. The master bedroom is the brightest room in the house, and we really wanted to try and keep it that way!) And while Pottery Barn’s Mendocino Bed was perfect design-wise, it definitely didn’t fit our budget…

A king-sized Mendocino Bed is $1,299.00, with a delivery surcharge of $100.00. However, the Kensington headboard, at JCPenney.com did fit our budget at just $149.99…

It was regularly $299- but it happened to be on sale the day we logged on to their website and spotted it. (I checked their website today, and it’s still on sale, but it’s $169.99 now for some reason.)

We didn’t want to have a footboard, but you can order one if you want to. The price is a little more for both the head & footboard, but still no where near the PB “Mendocino” price, and it’s practically the same bed! We ordered the headboard, and instead of paying $108 for shipping, we had it delivered to our local JCPenney for free.

We received a phone call from them about 7 days later, and believe it or not, we fit it into the trunk and backseat of our car- so we didn’t even have to borrow somebody’s truck to pick it up! We immediately took it out back and laid it on a big piece of plastic so I could spray paint it a color that coordinated with our room better.

Here are the before shots…

And thanks to some Rust-oleum “Oil Rubbed Bronze” spray paint courtesy of True Value

About an hour later, it looked like this…

So here’s where we’re at today…

Obviously we still need a small pillow insert for the monogrammed pillow in front (it’s just leaning against a pillow form in the photos), a king-sized bedskirt, a big, puffy down comforter to stuff inside our duvet cover, and according to Kevin- a big, puffy featherbed to stuff underneath our fitted sheet.

But we’re getting there!

And that’s sayin’ a lot when you consider we not only got our king-sized headboard to fit into the trunk and backseat of our car- but we made it all the way home with two box spring mattresses strapped to the top of ol’ Red Rover too…


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Comments

  1. says

    The bed looks beautiful, Lay! I am praying for you and Kevin on your adoption journey. I’m always here to listen . . . love you! E

    • says

      Amazing!! Love the color! So excited about your adoption journey! I have four kids and know how precious they are, and I pray that everything goes smoothly and that your family will grow and make priceless memories!!!! xoxo, Lisa

  2. Lindsey says

    I’ve got something similar… My bed is also in front of two large windows and, to keep it light and airy, but also to keep the pillows off the curtains, I scored a fabulously shaped but horrifically colored metal headboard off Craigslist for $40. Two cans of matte silver spray paint later, I had a headboard that I love!

  3. says

    I love it! We don’t have a headboard and I am definitely hunting for a bargain, and the ORB finish is exactly what I would choose too!

  4. says

    Love the bed and the touches that you made to make it yours. Caught you on the 700 club last week and was so excited to see you there! Blessings to you sister in Christ.
    Roxanne

  5. says

    thank you…you’ve just convinced me!!! I saw the same bed at a local thrift store last week. I was looking for a full sized bed for my 2 year old. I wasn’t sure about the brass and wondered what it would look like painted. now let’s hope it’s still at the store!!! thanks for all you hard work! -denise

  6. says

    aaahh!! Since reading your blog ; I had been curious about children. I’m so happy to hear you are thinking about adoption (in the near future!) That’s amazing! I wish you two all the luck! Congrats in advance! oh and your room looks (WAY) better than the PB inspiration. Your home is absolutely stunning :)

    • says

      Hey Caroline,

      We bought a hollywood bed frame for $50 along with the two box springs for $75 a piece yesterday. Thanks for the comment!

      Kev

      • Mandi says

        Hi,
        First, I love your blog – I love your house – and I love your fun loving adventurous personalities (from what I have read anyway) :)

        Second, how do you attach the headboard (are those other posts the foot pieces for the end of the bed?) and small posts to the hollywood frame?

        Thanks,
        Mandi

  7. says

    I love spray paint! Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just spray paint our lives? Spray it green today, blue tomorrow? hee hee

    You two are awesome and a constant source of inspiration to me. Praying for that miracle baby to come your way very soon. Libby

  8. Carla says

    I’m so excited you posted this! My husband and I have been in love with the same bed from PB. We too were distracted by the price tag. I’ve seen that same headboard at JCP and I never thought about spray paint. Brilliant!

  9. says

    If you didn’t point it out, one would have easily believed that it is the PB “Mendocino” bed. It’s great that you found the exact one for so much less! What I can see of the room so far, looks beautiful — a quiet sanctuary for you and Kevin (and Max and Bean) to unwind. The bedding is gorgeous.

    Just think, your next room makeover at TLC may very well be a nursery! : )

    Your Friend,
    Deborah

    • says

      Probably not as much a “nursery” as it will be a kids room.
      We’re actually hoping to adopt a toddler aged child! :-)

      Layla

  10. Angie J. says

    I recently used that same paint on some candlesticks and was very impressed. Your room is looking fab! Happy Thanksgiving you two, maybe next year we can say three!!! Love you guys!

  11. Diane says

    GORGEOUS! I wish I had a yard to spray paint in. Downsides to apartment living in Chicago! Why not just put a fitted sheet over the boxsprings or have you already?

  12. Alison says

    You guys are so cute! I love your additude for life, your creativity and your house!! Love how i can relate in the fact that I too,try to get things for cheaper by hunting around for a good deal. Way to go on the headboard! Love it! Such a good feeling when you know you saved a big ol bunch of money :)

  13. crissy armstrong says

    beautiful! did you get the euros from home goods? i have some that are almost identical. my other question is: where are the pillows you sleep on? i am not sure how or what to do w/ those AND my shams. love advice! great idea to paint that bed. the room is looking beautiful!

  14. says

    I like yours better!!! I’ve been wanting to get a headboard for my son’s room and I love this idea!!! Will have to wait till after Christmas…just don’t have it in me to tackle another project…still need to finish a few!!!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Oh, I just finished reading Mary Beth Chapman’s book, “choosing to SEE”. Very good and lots of adoption info in it. They actually have a grant set up for adoption, so maybe that’s an option for you. Good luck!!

  15. says

    It looks great! Affordable headboards are nearly impossible to find. Good for you. The Oil-Rubbed Bronze Rustoleum is our fav too.

  16. says

    ya’ll! it’s looks amazing! i’m in love with ORB spray paint, isn’t it great? the bedroom is looking fantastic.
    and I’m so excited that we get to follow along on your adoption journey. it’s something that has always been on our hearts as well!

  17. says

    I love it. The bed frame is so pretty. I used to have a brass bed similar to this. I think my mom may still have it. I may see if I can get it after seeing this. I hadn’t thought to paint it with Rustoleum. Thanks for the idea!

  18. says

    That turned out great! I’ve visited “copy/cat/chic” blog site and found lots of things (like your bed) for less than the big name places. You’ve made that bedroom so cheerful and cozy. Great job as always.
    Karen

  19. says

    Layla!!! I LOVE IT!!!! I actually think I prefer yours! Oil Rubbed Bronze is amazing. You did good, and the doggy on the bed was an especially nice touch. :) So looking forward to reading about your journey as you go along.

    Happy Thanksgiving girl!

  20. Rebecca says

    Love the way it turned out….I hope you’ll post photos with your Clearlake bedding too. ;)

    What’s up with that Pottery Barn bed anyway? The three vertical bars look off-centered….or is it just me?

  21. says

    You are always so amazing! That looks WONDERFUL! You are always so motivated and such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing! I might have to start looking for a new headboard now…haha.

  22. says

    wow I like this! im not normally a fan of the iron headboards BUT i have been wanting to move our bed and the only other place it could go is against the wall with the windows! i never thought it would be possible but maybe with an iron headboard!!

    hmm thanks for making my brain think harder!

  23. Jill says

    I am so excited that you will share your adoption journey. I’m sure you realize that it will have ups and downs but is all worth it in the end. I just know you two will be great parents.

    OMG that headboard looks awesome! I can’t believe how similar it is to the PB one for such a great price. The spray paint really makes the look. Well done!
    Jill (adoptive mom to two great kiddos)

  24. says

    Headboard looks great. It looks almost exactly like the Pottery Barn one…great find. If anyone needed a truck it’s you guys. I have an SUV which liberated me because there were so many more things I could haul home in it. But sometimes I still need a truck.

  25. says

    Wow! Now that’s a money saver and it looks just like the Pottery Barn headboard. Great Job!!!
    My only question is…. will the paint hold up? Does it scratch off because the headboard is metal? Did you have to sand it first? (ok that was 3 questions…) Thanks, Susan

  26. Cathy says

    Oh, this looks GREAT! I scored a similar queen size set for (wait for it) $20 and have the ORB ready to go. You just inspired me to giterdone!

  27. says

    I love that you placed a photo of “ours” and “theirs” right next to each other! It really helps make the point that you don’t HAVE to spend ridiculous amounts of money on a new headboard. Yours looks great!!

    • Kevin & Layla says

      We LOVE LOVE LOVE Pottery Barn…just couldn’t swing the price tag this time. :-(
      Thanks for the sweet comment Kathleen!

      Layla

  28. says

    Ahahahaha! That last picture made me laugh because I have done the same kinds of things. The guys at the hardware store always laugh at me when they see my cart full of doors or windows or miles of lumber and then look at my vehicle–plus all the kids and their car seats. We make it work, don’t we?

  29. says

    Hey there guys! Frequent reader, random commenter here. I was happy to pop over and comment on your behalf at Six Seeds and really, really look forward to following your adoption adventure! Please know we’re equally interested in your absolutely gorgeous, inspiring makeovers AND your gorgeous, inspiring family! Love to you both!

  30. Kristen says

    Did yall use a spray paint primer prior to the oil-rubbed bronze spray paint? I’ve been spray painting some brass door knobs around the house and I find having to use Multiple coats and still notice some scratch through. Wondering if primer would be better on that process.

  31. Rachel Carey says

    I like your bed better, loads better! The room is fabulous AND there’s no doubt that you’ll be *approved* as parents, lol. Look at that spoiled doggy!

    Kristin Since I’m in the metal finishing business, it’s a good idea to take a light sanding to any brass that has lacquer on it, then dry it off with a soft towel. Prime and Paint or use the 2/1 for those of you having difficulty getting the bright brass to *dumb down* when sprayed.

    I’m chomping at the bit to spray my baldwin brass…ugh what was I thinking??????

  32. says

    Great choice on the headboard — letting in maximum light is important!

    Truthfully — I like your head board and room design BETTER than the PB picture!

    So excited to follow your adoption process — we have many friends who have adopted — and my sweet brother-in-love is adopted too — we are especially happy to have him in our family!

  33. says

    It looks amazing! I’m so excited, I bought a can of that Rustoleum on the weekend to paint a couple of items, I haven’t used it yet but I love the way your headboard came out!

  34. Kim says

    A big BOO-YA on the bed! Fabulous work as usual. I am praying for your adoption to go smoothly and that God’s will be done. Faith, Hope and Love. You guys got it all. Less importantly, I CANNOT wait to see what you two do with a nursery!

  35. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says

    Your headboard is fabulous and what a great deal! Love the way your bedroom is coming together! … And continued good wishes with the adoption process. You guys will be amazing parents!

  36. says

    The bed is soooo the same! Love the paint job makeover! Are those dropcloth curtains or are they something else? I’m dying to try them in my living room but I have all white in there and don’t know if that will be too much texture and linen color….what do you think? Or could I bleach them? Anyway, love the green that you are using.

    Keep up the scheme…it’s looking great!!

    Blessings!

  37. geri says

    I have to say…. It is a talent to get a head board, king mattress & boxspring and 2 excited adults ready to spray paint and design home in one trip in any car,
    let alson a small car. (although I think you 2 would carry it if you ahd too)
    Also have to say I love your head bored wayyyyyyyyyy better.
    It has less do- dads/rails and looks like it allows more light to get in.
    I can see it definately in white too. HMMMM. hehe
    Love the room to pieces.
    happy Turkey day! geri.

  38. Stacey says

    I can just see the soon to be three of you all cozied up reading a bedtime story in that gorgeous oh so comfy looking bed!

  39. says

    Boy am I glad I read this post before Friday! And another bonus today – showed our cabinet guy a PB TV cabinet and he said he could make it for half the price. SCORE!!

    Happy Thanksgiving you guys!!!

  40. says

    Wow that is fabulous! I LOVE the metal headboard. What a smart way to go, getting one from JCP and then painting it! Brilliant. I remember you having bedding with some red in it (from PB?) were you going to use that?
    Happy Thanksgiving!!
    ~michelle~

  41. says

    Love the idea of a metal headboard in front of a window, I did the same in our guestroom. I actually found my similiarly priced at Pier 1. Great idea to spray it to the finish that you wanted. I think people often shy away from the idea of painting a brand new piece of furniture. Thanks for sharing!

  42. Debbie V. says

    W have the exact same headboard with the footboard from JC Penneys and we absolutely love it! Your paint job was a clever idea and turned out wonderful. I can’t wait to see the rest of your room. Good luck with your adoption process and have a nice Thanksgiving too!

  43. says

    I love it!!! Totally looks like the Real McCoy.

    Also – I just left you 2 messages at Six Seeds, but didn’t see them post??? I’m hoping they posted…

    I love that you’ve taken it public! :)

  44. PamH says

    Hi! I’m a random Canadian follower in love with your style and great attitudes to boot! Just wondering what exactly did you do to the bed before the ORB finish? Thank you!!! You guys will be the best parents ever! :)

  45. ann says

    Your bed looks great and the room is really coming along!! I’m so impressed at the fact that you were able to bring home a headboard and mattress and boxspring in one trip!!
    I am praying that the right child will find their way to y’alls loving arms.
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

    PS-Happy, Happy Thanksgiving!!

  46. maggie says

    Absolutely love the bed with the ORB finish! The original kinda snakey-looking finish didn’t do much for me, but the after is wow! I love the total overall look!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  47. says

    i have hated our master bedrrom furniture since the day we bought it. seriously. (hubby picked it out, i gave in. make sense now? ok. *insert ‘that was stupid of me, embarrassed’ laugh here) anyhow, i’ve been contemplating painting it since we got it but it is so BIG, and HEAVY, and would just be alot more work than i think. because everything always is. ha. so i’m going to start scouring craigslist and JC Penney for a letal headboard only. yours looks AMAZING! and i’ve been drooling over a “Pottery Barn like” slipcovered sectional from JC Penney so maybe i can get a spend more, save more type discount. hahahahaha.

    AND, adoption?! holy excitement Batman. i’ve been away from blogland for a while and boy (or, girl?) have i missed some exciting news! CONGRATULATIONS seems like an understatement, but CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! love being able to share in your excitement. keep us posted!

  48. Laura says

    I chuckled at the thought of the home study person walking in the door and seeing the mattress on the dining room floor. I was GOING to say “glad you thought about that so you didn’t look like a bunch of hillbilly squatters”, but after seeing the picture of the mattresses on top of the car…I guess the jury is still out on that one! ;) lol Love you guys!! and love your headboard too – amazing how similar in style yet different in price!

  49. says

    Oh.my.goodness. I adore the headboard. I adore what you’ve done with your bedroom. Okay. Honestly, I just adore you guys, but anyway…
    I had to laugh because the mattress and box spring strapped to the top of the little car is sooooo something that we would do. I can not tell you the things that my husband has strapped to the top of our minivan to bring them home.

    Happy Thanksgiving to the both of you!

    xo*tricia

  50. Jaci says

    Holy Moly Batman! THAT LOOKS AMAZING!! Wow!!! That’s awesome! Question for you, would this work with white spray paint too? We are loooking for a headboard like this for my daughter but I want it white, what do you think would it work?

    Anyway, I am personally so happy for your and your husband and honored to watch your family grow. Thank you for allowing us to share in a part of it!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  51. Julie in Holland says

    Kevin and Layla , Looks soo pretty. I love when you post pictures of Pottery Barn as of last year I cant log on the Pottery Barn website from here, we could before , cant now- do to some restrictions. :(
    Best of luck on your journey with the adoption. You’ll make amazing parents. Please show more pics, cant wait.

  52. Tracey Hewison says

    Fabulous idea, thanks so much for sharing….now I know what to do with the twin metal head and footboard sitting in my garage that I picked up for five bucks :-) Your bedroom is coming together beautifully and I so look forward to seeing the finished product…as well as what is to come in the future for all your rooms! Thank you so much for the inspiration!!

  53. says

    I love the way your master bedroom is coming along. It’s been fun to follow the journey.

    Ah man, I didn’t make it over to leave a comment on the Six Seeds site, but I’m glad so many others did. The blog world is so wonderful, isn’t it? I look forward to following, not only the journey of your ongoing renovation, but of your family as well. :)

  54. Amber C says

    Aww im so glad you went with the metal bed!! you’re right not to block any of the natural light, it looks like such a beautiful airy bright room. you did a fantastic job spray painting the frame, it ties in PERFECTLY with the curtain pole and creates a lovely contrast against the plank wall. LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I AM DYING to see the completed room!! The very best of luck and best wishes for the adoption process, any child would be absolutely blessed to have parents like you-you are a breath of fresh air. :)

  55. Allie says

    Was wondering where the new Pottery Barn bedding is from your mom? Thought that was the plan! :)
    I love that stuff! If you’re not going to use, I will!! LOL :)

  56. says

    Love your bed. It reminded me of a show that was once on HGTV where they would take a photo of a room from a magazine or designer’s portfolio and recreate it for a fraction of the price. Can’t remember the name of the show, but I loved it. They should resurrect that show with you two as the hosts!

  57. says

    It is amazing how much motivation the possibility of the pitter-patter of little feet can generate! I have two children and know that feeling all too well. Reading your blog today tells me you feel exactly the same way. Awesome.

    Oh…and the room rocks too. Sorry.

  58. Megan says

    We actually have this same bed frame in twins. We have two twin beds in one of our guest rooms. I LOVE the oil rubbed bronze spray paint…might just have to try that :) The bedrom looks amazing…straight out of a magazine!

  59. Dorothy says

    I like the Pottery Barn room, but I love, LOVE, LOOOOVVVEE your version! Just my colors and taste but you definitely know what you’re doing! What a beautiful space you’ve made.

    Since you are such a smarty about all things decorating, I have a kinda related question: I want to use matchstick or similar blinds in our master bedroom. One of the windows shouldl be no problem, but on another wall we have a three pane patio door; do you know of any source or way to have blinds work on patio door panels? I haven’t seen matchstick blinds that long… I would love the way they’d look with curtains on either side. I’d love to know if I’m wrong-I sure hope so!

  60. Kristi says

    Layla,
    My basement is full of great things that I pick up along the way..plenty of inspiration, but I don’t always follow through! You make me want to grab some spray paint a hammer,nails and get busy transforming!!!!

    The bed is fabulous!! Thankful for all that you share.
    Kristi

  61. Mary says

    We also have a J C Penny’s sale bed that was a much more affordable alternative to its designer counterpart. I didn’t even have to paint it because the color worked well. We have had it for five years and it looks as good as new. I hope you enjoy yours as much as we have! I enjoy your blog so much. Thank you!

  62. says

    Beautiful. You two are my heroes!! Genius. I love it!!!!! What a success story-saving what?? Over $1,000??? Brilliant!!! And yours looked just lick the PB bed. Well done, I say. Very well done!!

    Cheri

  63. Jill says

    I’ve been lusting after all those trendy upholstered headboards and then I see the brilliance that is your blog. Voila! I’m now the proud owner of a JCP king size Kensington headboard! Only difference is that we ordered ours in the pewter finish. We’ll see. There’s always spray paint! Thanks so much for this post and best of luck with your adoption.

    xoxo
    A Grateful Reader aka Jill

  64. Elisabeth says

    The bed looks incredible! And congratulations on the decision to adopt! I can’t wait to follow your blog as you wind through this journey and find yourselves w/ a bundle of joy!

  65. pam says

    I love the bed frame! I especially love how you looked for what you wanted and made it happen on a budget. It inspires me to take a look around before I get discouraged that I can’t afford all the beautiful things in the catalogs.

    I do wonder however…How did you attach this to your existing bed frame? I had a heck of a time with a headboard I bought for my daughter. It would not attach to the bed frame so we had to screw it into the wall. It would bang against the wall whenever she moved. UGH! Any ideas?

  66. says

    Layla,

    Having had the privilege of witnessing so many friends adopt has expanded my faith profoundly. Don’t sweat the home study. Your home is beautiful, warm and welcoming. Good move getting your mattress of the floor, though. Just be yourselves.

    Regarding this post, what do you think of the quality of the headboard? Does it have a nice weight? You did a great job with the makeover. I can’t wait to see the finished bedroom. Alison

  67. says

    That is an amazing deal and looks so much like the PB one! I love finding look alikes especially when they are such a good deal!

  68. Treva says

    I have a very similar headboard and footboard that I purchased from Wesley Allen 10 years ago. We still love it. I just purchased a new down comforter (and 2 years ago a featherbed) from Overstock. They have great prices and I use Ebates and a promo code to save even more. I love your duvet cover. I decided that the plain white one I have needed a quilt to jazz it up. So using your duvet cover as an inspiration, I bought a Laura Ashley damask quilt at overstock ( http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Laura-Ashley-Rowland-Blue-King-size-Quilt-Set/5285794/product.html). I can’t wait to see your master bedroom all together. P.S. I liked the six seeds site for you. Best of luck with the adoption.

  69. says

    I have been away from reading my blogs I lurk and just decided to catch up tonight…
    How fabulous that you are adopting!
    Part of the reason I haven’t kept up is because we too were preparing our home for the Home Study for our adoption!
    I know what you mean about wanting things to look just so for the visit. Just before our home study day was upon us we once again joined the land of civilized humans who keep their box springs and mattress on a bed while picking up a 1 year old solid wood head board, foot board and frame for … $85 at an auction!!!
    We found it at one of our high end furniture stores for over $800 the next week!
    Here’s to better living with less money!

    Good luck to you on your adoption journey! We will keep you both in our prayers as we make the same journey…

  70. says

    I love your style. It looks amazing! So light and airy.
    We are getting ready to paint our bedroom this holiday season and will be shopping for furniture, so it should be fun.
    Cheers!

  71. says

    dear layla,

    I am now officially unabashedly copying you, as my bed has been in front of our window forever, and I have been searching for the perfect headboard. So, if we do ever slow down from our crazy lives and totally get together, I will have the same headboard. Just a heads up. I can’t help it that you are so totally awesome.

    love, ashley.

    ps. the idea that anyone would think your home is not fit is hilarious. the home study person will enter your domain and PASS OUT from your mad skillz. ;)

  72. Nancy says

    Looks great! Very inspiring. I have a question and I see others asked also…hoping you might answer this…did you use a primer? I’m curious to know if so what type and if not are you worried about it scratching off? Would love to hear back from you on this!
    Thanks :)

  73. says

    OMG! would you believe, I found the EXACT same style headboard on Craigslist (in brushed metal, silvery color) for ONLY FIFTEEN DOLLARS?! I was so excited and kept saying,” I just saw this same bed on ‘The Lettered Cottage’ and it was fabulous!” Of course, my husband just thought I was nuts.

  74. says

    Love the bed! I too have admired that PB bed and their Claudia bed as well. Yours turned out great! Did you guys happen to primer it first, or do any sanding? If not, has the paint held up well without?

  75. kmama says

    I found your blog searching for alternatives to the same PB bed, which I adore but also not in the budget. Was so excited to see what you did! I am unabashedly going to copy this. Just wondered if you have any tips for spray painting as I don’t have much experience. Better to have the frame upright or lay flat?

    Adore everything you’ve done…

  76. holly says

    i love this idea, it turned out so great! I have been debating on this bed for a while. I’m wanting to paint it white though. I have found that rust-oleum in the metallic does not carry white, would you recommend their gloss, satin or flat finish that would adhere best to the material?

  77. Angela says

    I love your website and have enjoyed looking at your re-done master bedroom. Can you tell me about your shades? I have recently been seeing more of these used in decorating.

  78. Tracy Hunter says

    Layla: We followed your blog and your instructions and just completed our look a like bed. We attached it to our bed frame yesterday and its absolutely beautiful. I love it. It looks so regal and I feel like a princess. Thank you so much for your affordable ideas. Next Project: The mirror above your mantel.

  79. Joan Wyatt says

    Looks great! I found a very similar gold color headboard at Goodwill for $45 and used the same paint you did and it looks amazing. Gotta love DIY!

  80. ROXANNE says

    I have a king size brass bed (yes, it’s solid brass) that I’ve had since 1978. The headboard is over 6′ tall. It’s been a pain to keep polished & I’d given up on the polished look. I finally got tired of the brass altogether & took the whole thing down to my garage & primed & spray painted it black. What a transformation.

  81. Char says

    love your room, what is the wall color bhind your headboard. And are the planks 1×6 MDF ? Thanks, Char

  82. Christi says

    I just bought a bed that I’d like to paint, so I found your blog looking for ideas. Now that it has been a few years since you painted the bed, I’m wondering of the durability of the paint you used, and if you’ve had any peeling or chipping?

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