Before & After: Vintage Bed Makeover Fit for a Teen

published Jul 25, 2012
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It is clear from the photo above that Lesli has the kind of yard sale luck that most of us can only dream about, even on our best day. When she arrived at a local yard sale, she immediately saw the perfect bed for her daughter, a bed that had somehow been overlooked by antique hunters earlier in the day. When she saw the price tag, a whopping $25, she paid immediately and accepted the help of the seller to load up her car.

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It was only as she drove away that she realized that there were more parts than expected loaded into the vehicle; she pulled over to check the trunk and confirmed she had indeed purchased TWO vintage beds for only $25! She drove home and immediately began the makeover process.

She began by washing down the beds, then replaced rusty nails and filled in a few scratches holes before painting the beds a soft grey (Benjamin Moore’s Perspective). Leslie then replaced the old taffeta inserts with a more modern fabric before reassembling both beds and moving them into her daughter’s room.

(Images: Lesli Devito/My Old Country Home)