EVER wanted to change a piece of furniture in your home but what you already have works well and you don’t want to spend a fortune replacing it?
Well, one TikToker may have found a way around this problem – when she wanted to change her bed, instead of buying a new one, this savvy saver just painted the one she already had.
Posting a clip on TikTok, Kate from @new_build_forever_home shared how she told her husband she was going to paint the bed, to which he replied “what?”
It must be said that the idea of painting the fabric headboard puts us in agreement with the husband, but for Kate, the bet seems to have paid off.
A viewer commented that the paint would eventually dry out and peel, to which Kate replied “No, it’s been perfect for over a year”.
Another TikToker suggested another quick fix for changing beds, writing; “you could just buy some fabric and a stapler…”
If you decide to do this at home, just make sure you choose a paint that doesn’t release harmful chemicals into your room.
Kate says the paint she chose was “water-based and low VOC, so no different to sleeping in a room painted with a decent paint, I would say.”
She discussed in more detail the type of paint she used and how long the results lasted, saying, “Looks great, no sags or peeling. It’s chalk paint. A kind of fabric dye.
Some reviewers shared their own stories of similar DIY jobs, with one saying they painted their “crushed velvet bed” and “it turned out great.”
Another shared a slightly different method for changing the color of your bed frame, writing, “I dyed my bed gray to black…fabric dye in a spray bottle with plastic sheets behind it.”
TikTok is full of different DIY and decorating tips and tricks – including a woman who revamped her dated floors using stencils and paint.
Another TikTok user shared how he created a spa in his own backyard.