Let's start with the Before. This Before picture is what our room used to look like when we first got married over 3 years ago and I had no idea how to mesh our two very different styles. I'm thankful that my design taste has surely expanded. I knew one thing for certain: get away from BROWN!
And let's get to perhaps my absolute favorite part of our updated room. The Dresser Area before:
Rustoleum Metallic Spray paint in a Nickel finish for the knobs and Rustoleum Metallic Spray Paint for the stripes in Alluminum. To paint the stripes I actually used my Omnigrid ruler that I use for sewing, because it was clear and allowed me to trace out the lines super easily! I used Scotch Blue Painter's tape 3G. I painted the mirror with a yellow paint from our bathroom. It took FOUR coats of paint to cover up that chocolate brown!!!
Behr Cathedral Gray. On top of our dresser is a white picture frame and two milk glass vases. I love milk glass and just MAY be a tad bit obsessed, actually.
The biggest design challenge (besides our tight budget) was how small our room is versus how huge our bed is. However, we love our huge bed. It is made from 100 year old rafters from some General's home from the Civil War. I should know the story....ask my husband... I was on the hunt at pretty much every thrift store in the city for side tables. I couldn't find anything tall, narrow, with a shelf and a drawer or some type of storage option. I finally fell in love with the Edland side table at Ikea and had pretty much convinced my husband to get them, but they were out of stock for who knows how long at both the ATL and NC store and online. I was SO sad!!! I will keep checking though, because they are my perfect choice.
I ended up moving a table that was just taking up space from our living room. I do love it as a second option.
I hope to add hand-made curtains, a side table for my husbands side of the bed and a new lamp for him, as well as some plush rugs and other pillows in the next couple months! For now, we have our room back and are loving it!