Antique Twin Bed

Antique twin bed from thrift store

I picked up this antique twin bed from a thrift store. It has a beautiful design and sits on casters, but the casters are not original to the bed.

I believe the bed is from the early 1900's most likely from the 1920's. It was well cared for considering its age, but there was damage throughout the finish. Possibly it could have been restored, but since I like to paint furniture, I decided to paint it.

Damage to finish on antique bed

My design for the color scheme is blue with white trim. I wanted a soft dreamy blue. My initial color was a little to bright, so I added some white and grey to tone it down.

Blending Chalk Paint

Next I dipped my paint brush into water and blended the white paint into the blue.

Use water to blend chalk paint

I continued the process until I achieved the color I wanted. I repeated the process on the back of the headboard and then both the front and back of the footboard. Next I taped off the panels and painted the trim as well as the rails.

Supplies used to blend chalk paint


I finished the project with a bit of distressing to the details and then sealed it with clear wax.

Antique twin bed painted with Chalk Paint

Back view of headboard and footboard

Decorative crown on antique bed

Decorative trim on antique bed

Beautiful details on footboard

Decorative trim on footboard

Layered white paint with warm undertones

Layered paint and distressing

Antique bed with rails and slats

The bed can be used with or without the casters. As I mentioned earlier they are not original to the bed, but I painted them to coordinate.

Casters painted to coordinate with bed

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  1. Absolutely stunning Patricia! Looking at the before and after photos together clearly shows how impressive this makeover is. Love the paint techniques and colors you used. Pinned.


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