Today we finally finished repainting the pine single bed to go into the room we recently redid on the top floor (that was in June!).
We used some melamine treatment to cover the varnish which allowed us to paint straight onto it without any sanding or stripping. After painting, I did a coat with some tinted varnish that I found in the workshop downstairs. I am rather pleased with the result - it matches the existing furniture pretty well!