This was the before. It was all scratched up but didn't have any major problems.
Some of the veneer was peeling away on the headboard but I thought I could fix it.
I just poured some wood glue into where the veneer was peeling and then used wood clamps to hold it together overnight. Be sure to wipe off any of the wood glue that seeps out.
After the wood glue dried I painted the whole bed with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White. I didn't wood fill ANY of the cracks. My Annie Sloan stockist showed me how you can "fill" scratches with the chalk paint and it TOTALLY worked and you can't see any of the scratches. I just painted the scratched spots first, let them dry and painted the rest.
Then I waxed the flat parts of the bed with Minwax natural finishing wax and the crevices with the AS clear wax. The Annie Sloan is softer and easier to work into crevices but way more expensive then the Minwax so I try to save it.
I used a brush for the whole bed. You can make chalk paint look pretty smooth with a roller but I like the texture that the brush makes.
Love how her room is coming together. The chalk paint was expensive ($30 for a quart) but it was perfect for the bed especially since it fixed the scratches!
Thursday I'll show you her bedskirt that I'm working on. It has ruffles (of course!).
Other projects from E’s room: