I learned recently that my apartment may be featured in an online remodeling blog which boasts a huge readership. Needless to say, I am very excited. But what comes with that is a push to get absolutely every project one has ever dreamed of done in a matter of two weeks. Hence, the radio silence recently. As of five days ago, my girls' room was yellow and their headboards an oak color. I have to say that they were beautiful the way they were. But I had a vision for the room and so decided to follow it. The brown you see on the floral detail is intentional, partially left over from the original color and partially achieved by sanding and a brown glaze.
I am happy with the outcome but I am sure that I will work more on them after the photo shoot.
I love the detail and wonder how an artisan achieves this in woodcarving.
I wanted it to have a chalky look.
But to also feel old and worn, which, at almost 100 years old, it certainly is.
It is tough to see in photos but I used a dirt glaze, which I rubbed into the ornamentation to give it depth and warmth.
I actually really like that the swag is broken in the middle. I think it implies authenticity.
I am having rails made at the moment. After they are completed, the bed will be raised off the ground and have a matching footboard.
I absolutely love the Louis XVI style of these caned headboards.
The girls and I found this chalkboard at our local antiques fair/flea market. It is made from antique ceiling tins.
As soon as we got it home, they marked it as their own. There was no question as to where we would hang it :)
This bench is a hand me down from a friend of mine. It was black, which doesn't really fit in our apartment at the moment, so I painted it pale pink.
If you look closely you can see that I added some white polka dots.
And last but not least, the obligatory tidy up reminder.
Hope you all have a great weekend. I'll post more next week after I finish. I am planning to make moss covered letters, in the form of their monograms, to hang above the beds.
PS the pillows are available in my Etsy store.