Hm... now that's a thought.
It would be a hell of a lot of work. But... it just might save it. Here's what I'm working with:
|Ugh. Can I just saw the spindles off? That would help|
the situation a bit.
|I don't know if this piece can be saved. The mirror and drawers|
come off, if that helps.
So here's what I'm thinking. Step one: find new knobs. I love these from Anthropologie.
|How fun are these!?|
Step two: paint white or stain darker. Stain would be a total PITA, I'm sure, and with some of the damage I did to the wood over the years with water, Gatorade, and nail polish remover, it might not be the best option. I love the crisp, clean feeling that white furniture has.
|This bed has "older" style like mine, and the white seems|
to modernize the feel a bit.
Step three: Seal it? Right? I'd have to seal it like I sealed my desk.
Step three: Do away with the dresser-top mirror and drawers (which, by the way, contain nothing) and find a more modern mirror to prop up.
|Love it! Again, an "older" style but|
more modern with the white.
So what do you think? Should I do it??? It would be so much work to get in all of those grooves and spindles that my bedroom set has, but I think I'd really like it when it's said and done. Should I paint or stain? I'm leaning toward painting, but maybe you can persuade me in the other direction (unless, of course, you agree with me). Last question, promise: what type of paint/stain should I use?
*Here's an edit: A few ladies on The Nest have suggested I saw off the spindles. Well... they unscrew! Figured that one out. However, I'm left with a huge screw that I can't get out... Here's what the bed looks like without the spindles.
|Sans spindles it is a bit better. However...|
|...maybe I just need a big, strong man, but it seems|
that without superhuman strength, those suckers
are in there to stay.