Wednesday, December 7, 2011

French Grey Bedroom Set

After painting a beautiful piece of furniture, I get such a rush.  I get giddy, silly, and loopy.  It is so much fun to be able to transform something as solid, permanent, and useful as furniture into something so pretty.  My latest project was this bedroom set, which I painted in a light French grey and distressed for that vintage look I love.

I have a lot to learn about furniture, but I believe this dresser and headboard are French Provincial (correct me if I'm wrong!).  I kept all the original hardware, but updated it by spray painting them in Rust-Oleum Metallic Charcoal.  They are the perfect fancy finish on these pieces.

I can't get over the intact condition of the cane backing on the headboard!  Don't you love those curves?

The bedside table is originally from Ethan Allen, but I painted it to match the set.

These pieces would be beautiful in a guest room.  I would love to save it for Cora, but she is only 20 months and that would mean keeping it in storage a loooooong time.  Alas, I have decided to sell this set and use the $$ to invest in other projects.  Oh my, do I ever have a long list of projects...but that's what makes it fun!

I would love to hear your feedback!!