This certainly has turned into a busy month for me, between the furniture makeovers and finishing up the girls' bedroom.
And that is exactly what I am here to talk about today. The upcycling of the bed frames and their room progress!
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Let's start with the bed frames. I found them in the house when we moved here. Thanks dad for having the insight to keep them. I honestly don't know where he gets so much furniture from but I am truly grateful because we don't have to spend a lot of money on these necessities, especially since with my newfound skills we can alter them to our tastes.
We are in the middle of moving furniture and decorating 3 rooms right now and the original photos got lost. So I did the next best thing to give you an idea of how the bed frames looked.
What I Used:
There was lots of gold painted metal on the headboard and foot board too. And the wood on the bedposts was dark brown. It was too heavy and dated. If you remember what our original vision for this room was, then you will understand why we chose to paint the beds to this.
The How To:
This color scheme ties in perfectly with the crisp, clean look we were after. Originally we were going to add a metallic black pearl color to cover the gold parts. But it came out looking too gray and my girls wanted as little color as possible.
So we used my favorite paint Americana Decor Satin Enamels in Black (affiliate link on the bottom of this post) to make all that gold disappear.
For the wood posts we just painted it with Americana Chalky Finish paint in Everlasting white. And added a creme wax to seal it in. (Affiliate links at the bottom of this post)
Simple and elegant. And don't you just love the way that rug contrasts with the black and white?
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Of course it would not be a young ladies room without fairy lights. One for the wall and another one for the headboard.
And because the girls want to keep their individuality we opted to have different bed covers. The top bed has a gray and white striped cover that we got from Ikea. This one is called NYPONROS and it was calling to my younger girl. I love shopping there the textiles are 100% cotton and the price is perfect. And no I am not getting paid to talk about them.
The other girl is more into blue so after a long search I found this lovely set at Amazon, which incorporates her love of blue while at the same time fitting in with the rest of the black and white scheme. And it coordinates perfectly with her sister's striped cover. Another great buy also 100% cotton!
We have also added a small table next to the bed. It also needs a paint refresh. But we are definitely getting there.
The long mirror has been moved to the back of the door. I mean really how many mirrors do these girls of mine need?
The room is full of storage because my girls have a lot of stuff. And of course black and white runs rampant here as well. The boxes were covered in wrapping paper.
And while visiting the Dollar Tree a few weeks ago I found this contact paper that is perfect for their room. It is girly but also cool because of the black and white factor. So what did we do?
Why of course, we went crazy and covered a whole bunch of boxes with this paper. Like I said they need lots of storage.
This bookcase is the Billy we had gotten from Ikea and it stores "Ina the Tea Lady's" things. Can you tell she loves tea?
Now you are wondering why I'm showing you all of this and it's to make a point.
One pretty box is nice but lots of pretty boxes is even better. See what an impact all of these boxes make together on the bookcase?
All of this from the Dollar Tree! You just never know when inspiration will strike.
And the boxes were leftovers from the Amazon orders we have been getting. I tell you the best part of living here is the on-line shopping! "wink"
The other Billy bookcase belongs to my other daughter who loves blue and if you have been following me for a while you may even recognize that picture on the right hand side. It is a copy of Amedeo Modigliani's 'Jeanne Hebuterne' and my girls favorite. It was the inspiration for her old room and now it has moved with us to New York. I guess some things never change.
The paintings were created by her sister, the aforementioned Ina, and she proudly displays them on her shelves... along with the M&M's that her mom is always stealing. "wink"
And of course some fun elements with a framed chalkboard and funny glasses. And the pretty contact paper which is in both of the bookcases. And to the right is a Himalayan Salt lamp like the one I had shown here, only this one is a mini size.
I have been sharing this room with you in bits and pieces so we can look at all the small details that go into making a room. Honestly you never know where you will get your inspiration. That contact paper may look like nothing but when you have it all over the room it really adds drama and it pulls the bookcases together.
A few more items to be painted and the room will be finished - if there is such a thing. But in the meantime I hope you enjoyed the progress report and the update on the bed frames.
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I'm Mary and I recently moved to New York from beautiful Greece. I like to re-purpose and up-cycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece and New York.
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