Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Vintage Master Bedroom

We have new (to us) furniture in our master bedroom.
Last year I inherited a chest of drawers and a nightstand and ever since then I have been watching the online classifieds for the matching pieces to pop up.  In January we scored and were able to get the nine drawer dresser, mirror and additional night stand for $80.  I also found a matching lingerie chest at a thrift store (I think it was $40).  Finally, it has been warm enough for me to spend some serious time in the garage working these over. 

This is the only before picture I took, although I do have a before picture of the chest posted here

Here's what it all looked like mid-makeover, somewhere between primer and paint.  There were 24 drawers total  - it was a lengthy three day process.

Below is the headboard we have been using forever.  This will give you a pretty good idea of what our bedroom looked like before the changes.  Since we didn't have a headboard to match the vintage furniture, I just decided to paint this one...for now.

24 newly spray painted vintage drawer handles.

They are one of the reasons why I like the "old stuff."

Here is how it all turned out:

(This tall lingerie chest is the perfect spot for our old school TV, but we didn't want to scratch the paint, hence the towel...just in case you notice the small details, like my mom, and were wondering)

I picked up a white Ofelia Duvet set at IKEA and, for now, we are using a quilt set I bought at TJ Maxx a while back (no new quilt progress to report).

Our 11 year old son came into our bedroom and said, "Dad's new dresser is not very manly."  He has a point - it is on the feminine side, but it's the same dresser my grandpa used for as long as I can remember... minus the gold accents. 

I happen to love the details that make it not so "manly", and my husband...well, he likes the new white look and loves the price. I almost have him talked into spending the money we saved on new bedroom furniture on white slip covered sofas for the living room. :)

Now it's time for something new on the wall.  I have been collecting picture frames and plan on enlarging favorite vacation photos...such as this one from the Oregon Coast.

And Bear Lake...

I kind of like the beach.  Bet you never would have guessed.

Next up:  we are thinking about refinishing our old bedroom furniture (at least the big dresser) for our 5 year old...
It's my never ending story.


Brenda said...

Beautiful! You've done a great job!

Beth at Aunties said...

Hmm... I guess I do notice the little details, like what an awesome job you did! That was a lot of painting. Good job:) It looks beautiful!

Nora Mair said...

Great Job! It looks great. I'm so impressed you searched for matching pieces. It looks so good.

Neena said...

I love it, I painted my bedroom furniture white awhile back and now I want to paint everything in the house, I love it so much!!! Unfortunalty I have a Target quilt because I do not have your talent for quilting, you have made some amazing quilts. I love the switch out idea for the seasons!!!

Megan said...

These are very pretty in white and those pulls are amazing.


Jaime Escalante said...

So crisp, clean, and beachy. Beautiful! Way to design on a dime!

Vintage bedroomx said...

Gorgeous! It looks beautiful - perfect for spring / summer. I love the new vinateg look.

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