I'm clearing out my pile of unpainted furniture and am painting a bedroom set I bought a few months ago. This set consists of a queen bed head, two bedside tables, a big mirror and long chest of drawers. It has been quite lovely to paint with it's gorgeous mouldings.
I've painted it all in a bright crisp white and distressed it to bring out some of the detail, then waxed it for a silky smooth durable finish. If I was keeping it for me I would not distress the edges as it's possibly too shabby chic for me but this style sells well. I have two people expressing interest in this set already but that was several weeks ago before Mum got sick and so I'll have to see if they are still in the market.
We have a full framed bed so I couldn't photograph this with an ensemble in front of it. I've just propped some cushions in front to mimic pillows but it gives an idea of what it would look like.
I love the detail on this bedhead. There's even a little fleur de lis on it (which I have always used as my painted furniture logo). No wonder I like it. The bedhead has a padded bar on the back of it so the bar will rest against your wall , but the wood will stand slightly off and not mark your wall.
And here is the before photo from the sellers on Ebay. They had owned the set for over 20 years and have recently updated their bedroom. It's looking a lot different now! When I turned up just with our car to load the whole set in they were incredulous that I could fit it in but I know my car and it's capacity so well after 2 years of painting furniture and lugging it all around. I did manage to squeeze it all in ! There was no way I was driving back for a second load.
Stay tuned for the rest of the set.
Which do you prefer - distressed or undistressed furniture? Are you a shabby chic fan?
If you are interested in buying this set, please contact me or leave a message below,
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