My master bedroom furniture was from the 1980’s and made by the Amish in PA. It was my aunt’s bedroom set and then it was passed down to me. It served its purpose but really did not reflect “my style”
Over the last 5 years I have managed to change the bedding on it 8 times… Nothing made it seem right. I looked in stores at beds and they are mostly vaneer wood. I could see that mine was built superior and not using glue and staples. I kept questioning… should I get rid of a quality solid oak bed set?!
I got some paint from Annie Sloan and figured the last resort would be to paint.. I began painting the night stands in Annie Sloans white paint. I distressed it here and there. Afterwards, I decided to paint the bed in graphite.
I found these beautiful Feather Imprint Knobs from Anthropologie for $14 each. I needed eight of them for 2 night stands! Ouch… that’s a lot of $$$$
I went into the World Market and took a look at the hardware. (A lot of their stuff is starting to look like Anthropologie!) The bin says 3 for $12.00 I don’t know about you, but it sure looks close enough to the Anthro ones to me! SCORE
After some Grey Owl paint on the wall, crown moulding, and some new bed linens, I asked my sister if she’d be willing to give me some of my grandmother’s hankies. I found 10×10 frames at Hobby Lobby that were 50% off and I made sure to use my 40% coupon! Below you can see Annie is pretty happy to have an updated room. *I kept my tiger oak antique dresser in the room. Although it doesn’t have paint on it, I think it warms up the room & I will keep it as is. The room still isn’t completed, but it is coming along nicely.