Linda- Did you get any good advice on whitewashing pine? We have a traditional (awful looking) king size waterbed. I don't want to give up my waterbed, but it's hidious. We just bought a new home with a "cottage" look. I want to whitewash this pine/dark waterbed. If you had any good advice, I'd love to hear from you-please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!