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?
linking to Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage
and Good Life Wednesdays at A Beach Cottage