My bed was looking a bit tired. To be honest I really didn’t like the iron bedframe any more. I got it for a bargain price, but the black was too harsh for the look I wanted. I needed a fix for a dated bed.
I am going to be honest. I have been working on this room for some time now. I just couldn’t get it the way I wanted it. I wanted something soft and romantic. It just wasn’t there. I moved some things out of the room, changed up the bedding and it still wasn’t right.
Then I had to face two unpleasant facts.
1. I love, love the painting. My friend Linsey of Farmhouse Porch painted it, but finally had to accept that it wasn’t working in this room. I took it down.
2. The black bed had to go. It’s pretty, but the color was too harsh for the look I wanted. I thought of replacing the bedframe, but that wasn’t in my budget. I looked at the bed again. And then it hit me… paint the bed!
Duh, why didn’t I think of that before?
Painting an iron bed can be done simply and quickly. And here is how it looks now. I am so, so in love with it.
I used two coats of chawk paint in the color Stanley. I did not prime. I would go over the details of how I painted it, but honestly it was super easy. I just used 2 coats of chawk paint.
The paint was provided by SOUTHERN HONEY. I use this color a lot!! I do recommend using a coat of wax, but I admit I was in a hurry and will have to do that later.
It’s a very soft and delightful gray.
What else did I do here? Well I moved the ladder over by the bed, and draped grain sacks over it. Wow, I love that look. I changed the bright striped bed skirt out for a white one. That crocheted throw on the bench is a (wait for it) vintage tablecloth! I’ve seen similar new throws for hundreds of dollars, and I had this one just sitting in a closet. The bench came from the vanity in my bedroom.
I put a chair at the vanity, so I am not missing the bench.
Do you like the duvet cover at the foot of the bed?
I’ll tell you a secret. It’s a vintage tablecloth. “No way,” you say?
I wanted to replicate the look of the antique French coverlet on my bed without spending anything. Mission accomplished. This tablecloth was also in my closet. My bed with the antique French coverlet at the foot of the bed is below.
Obviously the tablecloth doesn’t have the feel of the antique coverlet shown here, but still I think it is perfect for the guest room.
Well, I hope you like it. I love the new look. I have much more to show you in this room. The best part is that I sold several pieces of furniture that paid for the new pieces I bought.
You can see more of the BEFORE room, HERE.
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