What kind of material can I use to make my wooden canopy bed look more modern? Answered
I have a canopy bed that is made of round wooden poles, varying in diameter from 2 1/2" to 5".
I'm really not very fond of the wood grain look and it doesn't match my room at all.
I really don't want to paint it because the wood grain will show through and it will look terrible. (In this case, trust me)
My original idea was to cover the poles in white heat shrink tubing (similar to what's used for electrical wiring)
This idea was squashed because I couldn't find anyone that sells white shrink wrap tubing big enough to be used over 5" poles, and without selling it in a massive bulk.
My next idea was to slide furniture grade pvc over it, which would give it a strong, glossy finish. And the wood would basically act as a support for the pvc.
But again, I was unsuccessful. This time I came to realize that I can't find anyone who makes furniture grade pvc larger than 2" ID.
I'm now drawing a blank. Again, I really don't want to simply paint it, because I don't want the wood grain to show through.
I'm sorry, I don't have a picture because the bed is currently disassembled. It's too hideous for me to assemble in my room right now.