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refinished IKEA daybed

Photograph by Jen Jafarzadeh L'Italien

After a few coasts of milk paint, I transformed this IKEA daybed into a chic, one-of-a-kind piece. It's my favorite lounge spot in our home.

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3colokids wrote:
I love this and want to try! - I am going to buy this bed and try to paint it green. Any suggestions on second color? Also, did you paint before or after you assembled. Jenny
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3colokids
Thanks! I am not terribly handy or craftsy. usually a four cuss job on anything. I get impatient and skip steps. But I am inspired by your work. So very cool. Jenny
March 18, 2012 at 5:35PM   
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Christine Durst
Did you have to prime the frame before painting it???
February 13, 2013 at 3:10PM     
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thenewtexan wrote:
Where did you get the sheets?
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Kathy McHale wrote:
how do you paint with milk paint for this project...this is beautiful
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Jen Jafarzadeh L'Italien added this to Great Space Saver: Bedroom Storage You Can Sleep On
After a few coats of milk paint, I transformed this IKEA daybed into a chic one-of-a-kind piece. It's my favorite spot for lounging in our home. Tip: Love the daybed but hate the hardware? That's an easy and affordable switch. Check out Anthropologie for a deep selection of knobs.
Laura Gaskill added this to Easy Green: 5 Ecofriendly Paint Companies
2. The Old-Fashioned Milk Paint Company has been mixing up real milk paints in a range of rich colors for more than 30 years. Their paint is completely nontoxic, VOC free and safe for use on children's items. And yes, it is actually made with milk. The original formula was meant for use on porous surfaces (like unfinished wood or masonry), but the company recently began offering a version that works for walls. It does take a bit of extra work, as the paint comes in powder form and you must mix it up yourself, but nothing else compares in terms of green credentials.Cost: $45.95 per gallon
5. Milk paint. The most natural type of paint on the market, true milk paint is actually made with milk; it comes in powder form and you mix up the paint yourself. It is nontoxic, comes in a wonderful range of customizable colors and works on unfinished or finished wood surfaces.Tools of the trade: Buckets and stir sticks for mixing, paintbrushes and drop cloth.

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July 28, 2014
I like the paint's affect on the wood. I makes it look natural, like milk paint is said to do, and is a calming and relaxing colour. I think it would look god in a nautical of seaside themed bedroom/ house and would add something to it's design. This object is also compact and just has that special theme to it that suddenly urges you to buy it, or make a special, featured room for it to sit nicely in. Fantastic piece of furniture. Want one.
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