Monday, October 22, 2012

Girl's vintage bedroom suite (or should that be Sweet?)

I love this makeover - what a beautiful vintage set this is.

Lilyfield life Painted Furniture: A beautiful vintage upholstered bedroom set.

My dad and step mother are selling their house over looking the valley on the Macdonald river near Wisemans Ferry. They are moving to the Central Coast and as part of the move they are downsizing and culling. They asked if I wanted this beautiful vintage upholstered bedroom set.  I said "yes, please". 


Lilyfield life Painted Furniture: A beautiful vintage upholstered bedroom set.

This is one set I am tempted to keep.

Lilyfield life Painted Furniture: A beautiful vintage upholstered bedroom set.



It really needed painting as it was all discoloured, a bit chipped and the old glazing was a greenish colour and looked a bit funky (and not in a good way). Luckily the red velvet upholstery is in perfect condition so I decided not to touch it. And why would I, the red velvet colour is divine.


Initially I painted it all white but I felt it was just lacking something...



so I sent an email to my furniture painting buddies, Karen of Restyled Vintage and Sandy of Paint Me White asking:

a) leave as is - just white
b) antique glaze

c) antique with wax
d) distress? (not actually an option on this piece really)



Lilyfield life Painted Furniture: A beautiful vintage upholstered bedroom set.


After a few emails back and forward, Karen and I had the idea of painting a muted French putty on the ornate carvings. Once I'd done this though I didn't really like it - it just looked a bit too messy. So I then dry brushed some of the white paint over the putty coloured trim so it was very muted and I loved the end result. Very delicate trim but it adds some depth and dimension.  One of the best things about blogging has been the wonderful friends I've made. It's always good to talk to Sandy and Karen about paint, furniture, blogging and of course our families.

Speaking of family - here's my sweet daughter being my model.

Lilyfield life Painted Furniture: A beautiful vintage upholstered bedroom set.

Can you see how muted the trim is?  
It's very slight now but it just gives the whole set a little lift.

Lilyfield life Painted Furniture: A beautiful vintage upholstered bedroom set.


This set is for sale. My daughter really wanted it but it would mean painting her walls and new curtains and I'm not up for all that at the moment. Anyway I think she may grow out of this too quickly.  If it doesn't sell this week as a set, Sandy has already put her order in for the bench!



Have a great week. Pop back tomorrow as my Dad is blogging with some gardening tips.  BTW - Is anyone looking for a very affordable rural retreat close to Sydney?  Here's the link to my dad's house that is for sale near Wisemans Ferry. It's extremely peaceful out there.


Fiona xx



Lilyfield life Painted Furniture: A beautiful vintage upholstered bedroom set.
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11 comments:

  1. DROOLING over the red and white! so awesome!

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  2. OMG it's all divine. A great job and beautiful styling and photos.
    ML xx

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  3. hi Fiona, this is a really beautiful and simple makeover, you have done a great job. what you decided on is perfect.
    Jodie

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  4. I know that will be snapped up super quickly Fiona, it really is beautiful. I want to know how you protected the upholstery while you painted the woodwork, just masking or some other trick? Must have been hard to get really close on the headboard as it is so padded?

    Your Dad's place looks lovely and peaceful. I also spy some nice pieces of furniture there that would look great upcycled!

    Have a great day xx
    Karen

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  5. Beautiful-red isn't my scene but this is beautigul-great job-love dee x

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  6. the set is just so beautiful and so is your daughter! - love Laurie

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  7. absolutely gorgeous!~ could you tell me how much you'd like for the set?
    thanks, love your blog!
    Claire x

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    1. Hi Claire thanks so much. I have it listed on Gumtree for $775. If you are interested can you please email me on Lilyfieldlife@bigpond.com
      Thanks Fiona

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  8. Oh no - you HAVE to keep this LOL - absolutely beyond stunning!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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