Produce up-to-the-minute chic with inherited, hand-me-down, or thrift-store furniture.
After intensive stripping, these metal beds were painted a creamy shade. We used the headboards as footboards to give more presence.
FURNITURE MAKEOVER TIP:
If you are stripping multiple layers of paint, use a heavy-duty stripping agent. You can't get away with the low-fume, milder versions. They simply aren't powerful enough, and you will become frustrated with your lack of progress. Put on some thick gloves, and go with the strong stuff (Do this outside, of course).