I actually finished this project a while ago, just forgot to share it.
For quite a while after we moved in our bed frame was sitting in the garage waiting to be painted and our mattress was on the floor. I realized that with the growing belly, getting out of the bed was going to get harder and harder. So I finally just did this.
I got this bed frame for around $30 when we first moved to Las Vegas. I've been thinking about painting it since I got it. It was a nice dark brown before but I felt it would be nicer black with the colors I'm going for in our room.
I skipped the sanding/priming step and just went ahead with painting it with a black latex paint.
I love how it turned out and how it looks with our bedding. It is standing up nicely so far even though I didn't sand/prime.
P.S. Did you notice the makeover I gave the blog? What do you think? I'm really liking the change.