My wife and I were able to get an Ikea Stora Loft bed for my 2 year old son for free. We thought it was a bunk bed and that it was dark brown, but it turns out its a bed on stilts and is black. I like the size of the bed for him and the fact it has railings, so i told my wife I would try to make it work.
I need to do two things to get it to work: 1. Cut the legs to make the bed regular or lower than regular height. 2. Paint the bed an espresso brown
Cutting the legs wont be a problem, I dont think. Just take off enough to have it sit at the height we want and put the pin in the bottom, even though it will be going on carpet
For painting, should I sand off the old paint first? It looks like its made out of pine. All websites say to use primer and just paint over it. I have an orbital sander and its not a heavy coat of paint. Should I sand, prime and repaint? Priming and painting over the original paint will save time, but I'd like it to last.
I plan on using a foam roller to paint, just need to know what primer/paint I need to get.