Back in August I purchased this full size bed frame at the MacGrove garage sales (there are metal side rails included, they just aren’t pictured).
Aside from being a bit orange, it really is made out of rather pretty wood.
But this sort of look isn’t a hot seller just now as is, so I decided to give it a new look to try to make it more marketable.
I started with some basic prep, a light sanding followed by cleaning with some Krud Kutter and rinsing with clean water. The I painted the bed with three coats of Fusion’s Limestone, a beautiful creamy white. Once the final coat had dried overnight, I pulled out a new transfer from Prima Marketing’s re.design line called Never Ending Story.
What I noticed as I was applying it is that it isn’t really a story. Instead it’s a collection of fabulous quotes such as ‘never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore’, ‘strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value’ and ‘all of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them’.
How inspiring to sleep near such wise words.
This particular transfer comes on three sheets that are 10″ tall by 22″ wide each (for a total of 30″ tall by 22″ wide). I used two of the sheets side by side on the foot board, and just a portion of the third sheet on the headboard.
Then, because I just couldn’t bear to leave them blank, I used a couple of the re.design knob transfers on the little raised rectangles on either side of the headboard …
This one is from the French Maison set. It’s the one in the upper left portion of the sheet …
I trimmed off the little curlicues at the top and bottom so that it would fit, which left it looking less round too.
It’s a tiny little detail on the headboard that is barely noticeable, but I still love it.
Another detail that I should point out is that this transfer isn’t really meant to be placed side by side like I did on the foot board. The quotes do not read all the way across the full foot board.
But the transfer has a distressed, faded appearance anyway … it’s not like the wording is crisp and meant to be easily legible, so I don’t think that matters much.
I love the unique look of this bed now, and it’s perfectly themed for a bookworm!
If you’re wondering where to purchase the Prima Marketing re.design Never Ending Story transfer or the knob transfers, check out their ‘where to buy’ page.
If you’re wondering where to buy the Fusion paint in Limestone, check out their ‘where to buy’ page.
And finally, if you happen to be local (Twin Cities, MN) and in need of a Never Ending Bedtime Story bed, check out my ‘available for local sale’ page for more details.
Thank you to Fusion for providing the paint for this project, and to Prima Marketing for providing the transfers. And a special thank you to my sister for squeezing this bed into the back of the already full SUV that day at the MacGrove sales 😉