Gold Bed Frame: How To Spray Paint A Bed Frame.
If you’re ever in the middle of a project and run out of liquid nails, just use toothpaste.
That’s right. Toothpaste.
Because toothpaste has some serious staying power. I know, first hand. Because this past weekend I ventured into the kid’s bathroom …
armed with a chisel and a jackhammer. 😉
I don’t know how the toothpaste got everywhere. And I mean everywhere. The sink and faucet, I understand. But the shower curtain? Not so much.
Are they brushing their teeth so vigorously that toothpaste is just flying off in every direction?
Mike took care of the de-toothpaste-ifying of kid’s bathroom last time around. But I didn’t feel it was fair to subject him to that horror story again. So I rolled up my sleeves and dug in.
And what, you may be asking, does the kid’s toothpaste-encrusted bathroom have to do with a gold bed frame? A bed frame that I spray painted with metallic gold paint …
Well, because I can typically avoid the kids bathroom for weeks on end. Months even. But while working on Molly’s room redo this past month, there is was. Staring me down each time I walked out her door …
Especially during the assembly of her bed frame. Many trips in and out to bring up parts. And many trips up and down to look at the one illustration on the outside of the box offering a few clues as to how the bed frame should be assembled …
because instructions were not included. And none could be found online.
But before embarking on the puzzle that was assembling, there first was the spray painting. With Rust-Oleum’s Metallic Gold Spray paint.
The bed frame before looked like this …
It’s the DHP Hayley Metal Daybed that I found on Wayfair.
But now it looks like this …
I know it may seem crazy to spray paint a brand new bed frame. Right out of the box. But when I spotted this gold bed frame online, I fell in love. As did my daughter. So I was on a mission to recreate that look …
Plus, the original new out-of-the-box black metal daybed was an affordable $114 (on sale). So I didn’t feel too bad about taking a can (or four) of gold spray paint to it …
The trickiest part was the “how.”
I debated between assembling the bed frame in the garage and spray painting it there, or just lying out the parts on cardboard and painting one side and then flipping to spray the other.
In the end, I opted for the spraying of the parts. I gave them 24-48 hours before flipping over. And then another 48 hours dry time before assembling. Oh, and I ended up using four cans of spray paint to get the job done.
The added bonus of this project? The kid’s now have a sparkling clean bathroom …
free of toothpaste!
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I would like to thank Rust-Oleum for providing me with the metallic gold spray paint needed for this project. However, any and all opinions about gold spray paint and Rust-Oleum and the potential use of toothpaste as a liquid nails substitute are 100% my own.
cassie @ primitive & proper says
It’s gorgeous! Emmy’s bed is gold but it was already in her room and I was lazy… so I used rub n buff to make it gold in place. 😉
Oooo … I’m going to have to store that idea for the future! 🙂
It looks great! When exactly was it warm enough to spray paint in your garage????
It looks so dapper! Can’t believe it’s a spray paint 🙂
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So very, very beautiful and glamorous!…Looks like a totally different bed….Great job and great idea Linda!
Thank you Shirley! My daughter is loving that touch of glam! 🙂
Too funny! My 4 year old grandson lives with me…know what you mean about the toothpaste! The bed looks wonderful!
Can’t imagine a young lady who wouldn’t love that bed…or an older lady for that matter! 😉
I love the gold idea. I just spray painted a bed silver and now I saw this and wish I would have gone with gold. 🙂 It looks so custom! What a wonderful transformation.
Have a great day!
Oh crap. Now I know your silver bed will look so much more amazing than my gold and I’ll have to disassemble and haul that think back out into the garage and spray it silver …
Ooooohhh, am loving that gold bed and I’m not a gold lover, prefer silver, but that is outstanding. Looks quite snazzy with stenciled chandy overhead. Is Molly quite pleased with her bed? Hope so. She’s going to feel quite grown up and special with that room. How old is Molly?
Here we were thinking it was our fault, or more precisely, our router and/or computers that they’re slow. Had article in last Sunday’s paper that Grand Junction and surrounding areas do not have power needed by some companies in town to supply speed/power needed to run their businesses online. ah ha. In other words providers are saying they have such and such power and of course charge for it but aren’t able to provide speeds they charge for. I pay more than $61 a month and only have one other choice for provider out here. Have tried Century Link, had nothing but problems for over 6 yrs, til I finally got fed up and went to Hughes net, some other choice. No cable out here and cable provider in areas that have it has had all kinds of problems, people without their internet for days on end. I am really disgusted. Called Hughes net and they tried to blame it on my computer/router. No discount at all. They have us, what choice do we have besides no internet at all? Even KY wasn’t this bad. Ok rant is over, sorry Linda.
Having had 2 boys 16 months apart besides their older sister (and later younger sister) I can sure relate about the toothpaste thing. Must be a kid mystery. Excuse me, there was a mess when they were teenagers also but by then older kids had to take turns cleaning bathroom themselves, Of course not always way I preferred it but when I was working full time with 4 kids in house, 3 teenagers, I wasn’t quite as fussy as I might be now,. I clean our master bath and hubs does guest bathroom. Again not always as I prefer but it’s his shame if it’s dirty and somebody uses it besides us two old fogies. I used to go in there and clean but no more. Have to put my foot down some time right? lol
Have a good week (minus toothpaste cement I hope) and enjoy any nicer weather that might sneak in.
Molly is 14 and just adores her new bed and bedding. In fact, it’s even harder to get her out in the morning!!! And it was near impossible before! Yikes! I do need to get the kids invested in, at least, giving it a first clean so I can come in and give it a deeper one! Always love your lovely comments and hearing about your similar (and sometimes not) experiences and life!
I raised 2 boys. I can tell you tooth past is nothing. I once went to put my son’s underwear and socks away in his nice NEW solid OAK dresser and when I opened the drawer there was a can of spaghetti o’s that he opened and changed his mind about eating. So he put them into his dresser drawer. When I found it there were green with HAIR growing on them.
Another time I was making his bed. Out of the blue I was over taken and almost eaten alive by ants. I moved the bed to find loads and loads of cheese behind his headboard. He was keeping it there to snack and forgot it.
OMG!!!! My daughter keeps taking food up to her room too. I have to make periodic checks which I will be stepping up after that ant story! Eeek! I think I would have screamed! 🙂
Beautiful! Those Rustoleum metallics are my fave, nobody would guess the bed didn’t come that way!
Hi, Did you put a sealer ontop of the gold spray paint on your bed? Could you please respond using my email address? Thank you, Rita
This a gorgeous room. So gorgeous that you inspired my daughters to have their daybeds painted gold. (They have the exact same ones.) We sanded the frames really well, prior to painting, but have found out that the gold spraypaint scratches easily and does not adhere well. The slightest knock or ding and paint is gone. So we’ve decide to add a layer of polyurathane with hopes that the paint will be more durable. It wasn’t until after we’d gone through 14 cans of spray paint (7 per bed) that we read on the can that the paint is to be used for decorative items only. Sigh. So that explains why it’s not durable on the bedframes. Ah well. Hopefully the polyurathane will help with durabilty and the girls will soon have golden dreams in their golden beds. 🙂
So sorry about that! I’ve notice a bit of that wear and tear on our bed too. Though, I’ve decided it looks like patina and character and the bed frame has has morphed into an aged brass kind of look. That’s what I’m going with! Sigh.
Theirs has an aged brass kind of look too and it’s beautiful, :), however, how did you prep the bed in the beginning? Did you prime? I can’t figure out why the paint is scratching off so easily, especially with two coats of polyurathane over it. Thankfully I have some gold paint leftover, so I’ll be doing a few touch-ups, but the girls are almost afraid of sleeping in their beds for fear of scratching them. Ha! I have gorgeous beds, where they aren’t scratched, and no girls to sleep in them. 😀
thank you for saying how many cans you use. and also that the metallic paint chips easily.
I intend to paint my kids bunk beds white and the gold for the wooden stoppers. I will try to use your method.
What specific color of gold did you use from the rust oleum ?
I used this one: https://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/specialty/metallic-spray/