So here is another before and after project that I just completed. I purchased 2 identical beds at an antiques/secondhand store in France. The 1st picture is the original finish which I then stripped and sanded off:
I didn't take pictures at each step, however you can see the finished product. I primed it with 2 coats of "The Gripper" (love this stuff!) and then chose an off white cream color. I applied an applique to give it a vintage feel. After a few coats of paint, I distressed it all over for a time worn look. Now it is ready for someone's bedroom. You can see Chloe's bed under my "Home Makeover" link.