My latest project: Stripping/Sanding/Painting a bed for Carly's room! Check out the before and after pics! I also posted more pics on AlexiaJean.com.
Antique bed before:
I (and when I say I, I really mean my friend Jessica) distressed the edges for a shabby chic look.. SO much fun!
I also added a little wooden scrolly-dealie to the middles:
Total cost: Around $50, for paint, clear polycrylic finish, the wood details, and paint brushes. The bed itself was inherited, I borrowed the electric sander (Thank you to my Father-in-law! Saved my life!!). Next up is a dresser!