I give you the before:
and the after
I lurve it! So thankful to Jennifer for her tips, especially the suggestion of coating it with a sealer. I thought the sealer was just a pratical step to protect from damage but its a lot more than that.
The acrylic coat gives it a much more polished and finished appearance. It makes my many mistakes (drips, brush strokes, etc.) look intentional and shiny. Woo-hoo.
The only bummer is that it only fits my side of the bed which happens to be the side you can't see unless you are really looking for it. So its a bit wasted. I don't want to move the bed over anymore either so this will be its permanent home.
What do you think would be a good compliment on the other side?