I acquired this bed. It was a steal at 29 bucks. It has side rails as well when all put together, and it is actually a three quarter inch bed...almost a full size. I am still in search of a mattress and box spring that size...but back to the bed. It is a depression style bed per the antique dealers I contacted about it. They said it's not really worth much of anything these days and if I wanted to paint it I could. I really had my heart set on something else for Brayden's first big boy bed, but I don't have the extra $450 bucks laying around to buy it right now...so I am thinking about painting this bed and using it for his room. Red perhaps with some stain over the distressed sanded edges? Maybe an antique white slightly distressed. Black even? Help me ladies....what do you think? Also-if you have any advice on how to pait this so it does not LOOK painted...I'm all ears. The dealer I talked to said to spray paint it...I was thinking of using a small roller. I don't know. I need advice.