Thursday, April 28, 2011

[ vintage bed makeover ]

REMEMBER THIS fantastic metal bed frame I picked up while thrifting at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore a few months ago? [see post here] Well, after debating on whether to paint it or not and reading all of your lovely comments, I thought I'd share the makeover with you!



Originally I thought I would paint it white - it's always my favourite way to update old pieces and I'm a huge fan of white. The walls in the guest room are a biscuit shade with white drapes and I didn't want to change the wall colour - painting the bed white would have looked very pretty. But then I thought, maybe I should step out of my comfort zone and go for something a little more fun and colourful.



So, inspired by the beautiful colour of my favourite Domino decorating book, I knew I had found the perfect shade of paint. I came across Martha Stewart's sample sizes (plenty to complete this project) and had Home Depot mix me a little pot of this gorgeous turquoise green, very reminiscent of that vintage colour popular when this bed was in style.

After a bit of primer and a couple coats of paint, here's the final result!


I like that the room still has a bit of a beachy feel but it gives it a pop of colour. Even though we're moving, this look can easily be recreated in another home. What do you think?

lisa


linking to Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage


and Good Life Wednesdays at A Beach Cottage



28 comments:

Pinecone said...

I am so glad you ending up painting it. It really turned out perfect!! I LOVE the color...it is just the right amount of pop. The little details in the comforter and pillows tie it all together!!
xo
Ashlyn

Erica said...

Wow! Looks great! Perfect colour choice. :)

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

I love how it turned out! Great shade of green, so perfect for the room!

Melissa_Loves_Broccoli said...

what a fun burst of color it brought to the room!

Red Door Home said...

What a fun color choice! It looks fabulous in your bedroom - a really pretty focal point!

Razmataz said...

Lisa, what a unique colour...brave of you and it works beautifully.

It will look lovley in AD too...

Formerly known as Frau said...

Gorgeous I love the color, I'm glad you are taking that with you it's too nice for storage!

Meeling said...

Beautiful!!!

I love that soft aqua color...great result!

Anna of IHOD said...

Wow, that is fantastic Lisa! I am inspired:)

Privet and Holly said...

Sweet!
I wonder what you
are bringing with
you to the big D??
Do you get to ship
a container?
xx Suzanne

Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

It's so, so pretty! Great redo!

carolyn said...

It's simply perfect. Love it!

Pinecone Camp said...

Fantastic make over! I love the jadey green colour you chose too. Well done, mon amie.

abeachcottage said...

It turned out really nice. Love the colour. Thanks so much for adding your link Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and joining the party.

Karena said...

Lisa I adore this makeover!! The color is fabulous!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Last few days to Come and enter my very Fashionable Giveaway from the French Basketeer!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

You choose the perfect color!! Awesome!!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

It looks fabulous. That colour gives it a vintage vibe! Did you use a brush or spray?

Aimee@ the Functional Space said...

Very pretty!

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

It's gorgeous! That color has the perfect vintage feel.

Love, Lucy said...

amazing!

Stacey said...

that's one of my favorite decorating books. great choice in colour:-). It freshens up the bed beautifully and is a lovely contrast with the white in the room.

flowers on my table said...

It looks great. Well done you, going for colour. The bed looks very inviting! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, love Linda x

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I love the pop of color, so pretty!
Enjoy your Sunday!
XO

emily said...

That color is perfect! It totally makes the room!

carolyn said...

so lovely! feeling inspired to take some paint to a few pieces i have lying around... :)

SHERRY HART said...

I LOVE that you picked that color...I always want to paint everything white but sometimes a strong color is great! Great choice.

Downtown Charlotte Condos said...

I love this!! It's kind of funny I have an antique bed almost exactly like that has almost everyone in my family has had at one point and it has been painted a million times. Right now I have it painted black but I'm definitely going to consider painting it a bright color after seeing this. Thanks for sharing!

Sophia Connor said...

Many thanks for sharing this informative post, it is really better to give your metal bed a new look besides buying a new one, this is the best thing about iron beds, you can easily customize them.

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