How Do You Convert Antique Iron Beds Into Daybeds?
Daybeds are whimsical and romantic. They are also a great addition to any home office, providing a spare bedroom for guests while providing a cozy spot for reading or relaxing during a busy workday. Antique beds, particularly the headboards, are a great starting point for designing a completely original piece of furniture for your home. Purchase headboards. Search your local flea market or second-hand store for matching or mismatched twin headboards. They should be approximately the same height and should coordinate well. They do not need to match exactly because you will be painting them the same color. Place the headboards on a dropcloth or tarp in your back yard or driveway. Clean the headboards thoroughly. Use a mild soap and water and a sponge to wipe the antique iron clean. Rinse the sponge and wipe away any soap residue. Brush both headboards with a steel-bristled brush. This will prep the surface for paint as well as remove any rust that has accumulated on the bed. Use a swift