I do have updates - just not a lot of photos to show you. Thankfully you are a visual bunch with great imaginations and can picture how wonderful this will be when it is over ;).
To bring you up to date, the bed in question is being painted high gloss black. It will be such an improvement. The thought was to either paint the bed or paint the chest of drawers so the chest will stay as is. I'm afraid if I start painting everything the room will end up looking like a bowl of skittles. I have considered changing out the hardware. It is on its last legs and will be replaced soon so I'm leaning toward leaving it alone. I bought hardware when I thought I was going to paint it, but don't think this hardware will look good on stained wood. To be determined.
The mirrors were delivered this week and the original plan was to use them behind the bed when I thought the bed was going to remain stained. Now with a black bed, the black mirrors and black sconces were all a bit too, shall we say, emoo. Just so you know, preppy boy does not want an emoo room. Thank.goodness. So, I hung them above the chest of drawers and am rather pleased with how they look. Sort of Harry Potter meets Ralph Lauren.
Here is an idea board that I have been playing around with.
- A gallery wall will go behind the bed in stained wooden frames
- An assortment of pillows to add interest on the bed.
- Black bed.
- Sconces move to side walls.
- Gray plaid bedding & matelasse.
- Charcoal curtains.
- The bed skirt is white and rests on white floors. I plan to add a grosgrain trim along the bottom edge for contrast.
- Green accents throughout.
Last on the list is this closet. It will be organized. Pray for me.
Now let's see what the others have been up to...