Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bedroom Furniture makeover in Taupe

Well the school holidays are over and it's back into full time painting (and some recruiting for a new business consulting client) for me. I have loads of lovely custom paint jobs lined up that I look forward to sharing with you. I also have loads of painted pieces that I still have to share on my blog. I've been a bit sporadic blogging lately but look forward to getting a bit more regular here.

Chris recently asked me to help transform her bedroom furniture. She had a few different pieces of different timbers and wanted to unify it all and update the look in her bedroom. I think there comes a time where we realise we are all getting older and it's time to make things in your house how you want them. Chris liked the soft greys, taupe and putty colours that I often use and I suggested that when she came here to drop the furniture off, we could choose a colour then. Well she walked into my house and saw my hand painted kitchen and said "That's the colour!"

french provincial kitchen Lilyfield Life

So I set about to give these pieces below a new life with Colorbond Dune with my homemade chalk paint recipe.  Colorbond Dune is a beautiful taupe, soft and gentle and very easy to live with.

Chris' husband is a builder and had added some trim to the bed head for visual interest. It's not often that that furniture arrives sanded and ready for painting! I did use some wood putty to fill the brad nail holes for a better paint finish.

I think the colour is a wonderful match for blue and white linen. It was very hard to get an after photo if the bed head as it was so heavy to move do I just lent it against our bed and put a stool in front with pillows on it to give you the idea. The big cushions are from Sheridan, the striped sheet is actually my Turkish towel and the little French grain sack cushion is from Paint Me White.

Bedroom Furniture hand painted by Lilyfield Life

The bedside tables came up nicely also. I replaced the old iron ring handles with these pretty round crystal handles.

Bedroom Furniture hand painted by Lilyfield Life

Chris was very happy with her "new" furniture and is also getting me to paint a bedroom chest of drawers soon. It's lovely to help people get the look they want for their homes, especially reusing their own furniture.

If you have furniture of your own that you want painted please see my custom painted services page or if you want to paint it yourself then perhaps I can help you with my tutorial page

Fiona xx

Bedroom Furniture hand painted by Lilyfield Life

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  1. your room is awesome :) i like it


  2. Love the transformation of the night stands...The crystal knobs are always a good idea!


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