This is more of a simple project made into a big deal...just for kicks...
My sister-in-law was expecting her first child last year and she bought this cot of the net.
She didn't like the dark brown look and asked me to change it for her... Which I gladly accepted to do.
And so the story begins.....
Step 1: Dismantle
Ok then... I could have skipped dismantling the cot and just rubbed it down with steel wool and painted it . But really, where's the fun in that?
Step 2: Sanding
Now this is where the fun started... I individually sanded down all the loose parts and stacked them up (as in the pic) when my sister in law came to visit. The look on her face was priceless. You could see that look of OMG!!! WT????!!!
But being the softy that she is, her verbal comment was "Wow, I cant wait for the finished product"
Naturally, my response was "Damn, I hope I can get it back together"
Step 3: Getting It Back Together
The reassembling was a bit tricky. More like putting a puzzle together, but the pieces were not fitting. Reason being, this cot was taken apart before (previous owner?) and some of the side rails were different lengths.
So with some doctoring using wood filler and panel pin nails for extending the rails I managed to get it all together.
Step 4: Spraying
After waiting about a day or so for all the glue and wood filler to dry I started painting.
Sprayed the cot with a gloss finish white (which is what my SIL wanted) and then baked it in the sun for a few hours.
Step 5: End Result
This is the end result....