I will be updating my old antique bed for my daughter soon, and I hope to share that with you in the next few weeks.
However, I have been itching to paint something. I've had this old, honey colored frame for years and thought I'd try a technique I use on my furniture.
First, I lightly sanded the wood. And then started painting it with a pale blue/gray I had on hand.
Once it dried I used the sand paper to lightly distress the edges.
Then I rubbed some dark stain into the sanded parts, and wipe it off with a clean cloth.
Took me less than 15 minutes (not including drying time).
I see these at thrift stores all the time, I may try it with a more ornate frame next time.