The furniture in the guest bedroom was my very first furniture painting project (many, many years ago before Google was at your fingertips giving you a thousand tutorials on the correct way to paint furniture!) The Husband had the small dresser and bookcase before we were married, and we purchased the armoire and headboard from a consignment store shortly after we were married. To bring the pieces together, I decided to paint them all black, distress them and give them new matching hardware. However, two things my first project taught me were to NEVER use flat paint and to always apply a protective top coat. If we used this furniture every day, I would definitely repaint it; but in that it is in the guest room and really just decorative, I have other more pressing projects to keep me busy. So this set just remains to remind me what not to do!
You can read about how I made the window treatment here.
It’s hard to tell from the pictures, but yes, the pillow cases are monogramed!
My to do list for this room include changing out the baseboards and trim around the doors and window, and painting the cedar chest at the foot of the bed (a great Craigslist find that has been sitting unpainted for about a year – oh, the projects I have!)
Wall Paint: Behr Premium Plus in Pale Lichen
Magnolia and Dogwood prints: Jim Dollar Photography
Bedding: Nautica Pink Sands (I got the comforter, matching throw pillow and striped dust ruffle on clearance. Handy tip – I also purchased a twin size flat sheet on clearance and made the checked pillow shams, throw pillow and dust ruffle. Twin flat sheets are normally not that expensive and provide a lot of fabric.)