I picked up this headboard, footboard, and frame at a yard sale one morning.
I started sanding it down but than decided to just smooth it out and just try painting primer on it and painting it the color my daughter wanted.
It actually turned out really well. She wanted Black.. (not my choice, but it’s not my bed), so we picked out a kind of smoky gray black which turned out great.
Not bad for $5 and some paint.