I bought this king size, ex Barker and Stonehouse, mahogany bed frame from a local secondhand warehouse the other day.
It has had a bit of a hard life I think, judging by the scratches and broken bed stretchers.
( Just don't think about it's previous "occupants" Julie....best not go there.)
Thoroughly cleaned with a toothbrush and de-greaser...Then on with the Annie Sloan Old White Chalk paint to lighten the heavy, masculine look.
Two coats on the headboard...the broken stretchers glued, clamped and screwed for stability.
Clear wax polish and a fine sand for a distressed finish, then into the bedroom for its final position.
The Victorian, Scotch pine chest of drawers with a secret drawer at the top has been painted in Farrow and Ball Blue Gray, as has the Hungarian "knockdown " wardrobe.
"Knockdown" because the top, bottom, sides, back and doors all come to pieces... Perfect for getting up narrow cottage staircases! So clever....
Just awaiting a nice, comfy mattress now...then on with the French linen sheets, snuggly feather and down duvet and the bargain goose down pillows from TK Maxx...bliss....