Our double bed is a BIT knocked around. It's a 'country cottage' look one in that it has those barley sugar cane 'spindles', a slightly 'curley-cue' look to the top edges of the headboard and foot-board and top of each leg has been 'turned' into a ball and collar, iyswim. It's vanished in a mid-honey colour.
Thing is the other furniture in the room is fairly modern. We have 2 chests of drawers in the Ikea Aneboda range- flat birch fronts and top, an opaque 'glass' window on the front of the top drawer and horizontal brushed chrome handles. The bedside tables are a similar birch colour with grey metal legs and currently round silver handles that I will replace with Aneboda style ones.
I am thinking I will repaint the bedframe either white or very pale cream using a low sheen gloss.
Things I want opinions on:
Should I leave the spindles as they are ie varnished and paint the rest of the frame? And possibly leave the collars of the legs unpainted though I don't know how I'd make the edges look clean.
What about a limewash look instead of solid paint? I guess there is an issue of wet paint 'beading' on the bits of varnish I don't sand off. This effect could look good or tatty.
I don't intend sanding the whole thing back to bare wood, incidentally! It isn't worth that much effort on my part!