Whitewashing Bunk Beds, Should You Do It?
Wow! Time has flown by. I can't believe it has been so long since I last blogged. My life has been taken over by doctor appointments and getting all the kids bedrooms ready for our little bundle of joy's entrance into this world.
I have finally finished the bunk beds that is going into my kids' room. I have moved my little girl and boy into one room for a few years til our youngest is old enough for a twin bed. They LOVE being in one room together.
This was my first attempt at whitewashing, and I would have to say if you're thinking about whitewashing something for the first time, bunk beds is NOT the way to go.
I followed the directions given on WikiHow except I skipped the chemical stripper step because the bunk beds did not have a thick finish. I felt that sanding would do the job, which it did. Sanding the bed down took up so MUCH time, which took me way longer than expected. I finally broke down and bought a small detail sander to get between all the rails.
Tip #1: Thin out the paint a little more than you think you would like. That way if you have to apply more than one coat to get everything the same consistency the finished product is what you want. I had to apply more than one coat which made the whitewash thicker and darker than I wanted it to be. Which, in a way, defeated the purpose of whitewashing in the first place.
Tip #2: Use a brush! At first I used a rag to apply the whitewash, it was not a very even application. I found the brush applied a more even cost of whitewash but it did go on a little thicker than a rag did.
The boy/girl bedroom is almost done. Once I finish the car painting, it will be finished and ready for the blog!
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