Friday, April 6, 2012

Dove Gray & White Antique Bedroom Set

This “set” is really not a set at all.  Just 3 cool pieces, picked up at 3 different times and 3 different places.

Before Bedroom Set

They all had elements that I thought would work well together, so I decided to unite them with a common color scheme and turn these thrift store castoffs into a fantastic and one-of-a-kind full size bedroom set.

I have a gallon of this beautifully subtle dove gray paint.  I picked it up at the mistint counter at Home Depot for $5 and I’ve gotten so much use out of it.  It’s a Behr Exterior Enamel, and it’s super durable!  I love using exterior paints on furniture for it’s durability.

I decided to paint the pale, pale, barely-there gray on this set, but once I got it all sprayed, it just looked white.  Ho hum.  I wanted the pieces to read as a pale gray, and I also wanted to highlight the great details, so I went back with a true white and hand-painted the appliques on the bed frame, the raised center decorative element on the dresser, and dry brushed the white on the carved drawer details of the nightstand.  The top of the nightstand got some of my favorite Dark Walnut Minwax Wood Stain.  The fantastic, original antique brass hardware was put back on, and pops against the pale gray and white.

The result is a beautiful “set” where there were just mismatched pieces before.










I’m hoping to sell this set on my own, since it would take up a lot of real estate to have it set up like this at Livy Lou’s shop.  I’m asking $200 for the full size headboard, footboard and side rails, $300 for the 5-drawer Dresser, and $100 for the ornate carved nightstand.  If you purchase all 3 pieces, I’ll discount the price to $500 total (basically you’ll get the nightstand for free!)  Available for pickup or delivery in the Prescott, AZ area.

Less than 2 weeks to go to the SNAP! blogging conference!!  I’m so excited.  Are you going?  Can’t wait to be amongst so many others with similar interests!  Gonna be amazing.


  1. It's rare that a piece of furniture makes me gasp, but these sure did! LOVELY!

  2. Beautiful! Love how the two colors bring out the lines of these pieces.

  3. What a beautiful set Ann Marie! Great work, have a nice weekend.

  4. I agree with Allison! I was totally drooling!
    Dilly Dally

  5. What a gorgeous makeover! Love the colour.

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  7. LOVE. I wish I lived close...I am in OH.
    Do you use a spray gun to paint your furniture? I have a full bed, vanity/stool and dresser set that I want to paint in the future. I am trying to decide what will be the fastest/easiest way.

    1. I use the Rockler HVLP Sprayer that you can see in my sidebar, and I love it! It's around $100, depending on what sales they're currently running. Definitely worth the $ if you do more than a little painting.

  8. Those pieces turned out great! Beautiful. :)

  9. These are beauties!! You really did a fabulous job transforming them all! Love the colors you used!!

  10. i'd call this "set" thrice lovely! great job!

  11. Can you share the exact gray color codes/numbers? I would love to purchase the color.


We love lovely gals showin' some love!