Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Paris Grey Bedroom Set

This amazing, vintage bedroom set came from an estate sale.  It is difficult to find full vintage sets of furniture and this one even came with a vanity, that you might remember from this post

The bedroom set was in great condition with an orange wood finish before.

I painted the set with Paris Grey Chalk Paint with Old White on the trim. I love the details on the the headboards and footboards and the paint really makes the them stand out.

Above is the way the bed looked with just two coats of Paris Grey.

To soften the Paris Grey, I applied a wash of Coco Chalk Paint and water over it before waxing with clear wax.

I distressed the Old White trim and applied the Coco wash over the white too.

This bedroom set would be so pretty for a classic sisters' bedroom or guest room.

Here is the night stand before.

...and after

This bedroom set just has gorgeous detailing!

The dresser is nice and tall with five drawers.

Here it is with just Paris Grey.  Notice the third drawer is missing a piece of trim on the left side.  I measured the gap and looked online at woodworking sites, but could not seem to find a trim replacement.  Looking through the online catalog, I got the idea to try some reed spline that is used on cane chairs to hold the caning in place. I measured the gap and ordered the spline, which only cost a couple of dollars for a whole roll.  When it arrived, I cut it to the right length, applied some wood glue, and wedged it into the groove.  It was a perfect fit!

I love the way the Coco wash softened the Paris Grey & Old White and aged them in a subtle way.  

This bedroom set is a show-stopper now and gets lots of attention at Loot.  

This post is linked to the parties on my sidebar.


Cassie Bustamante said...

wow! what a gorgeous set! i am sharing a paris gray bed on thursday... pretty but nowhere near as pretty as this!

Unknown said...

This would be a dream come true to find - you did an absolutely amazing job transforming them!

Pamela said...

This is a beautiful set!

tinemor said...

This was realy lovley!
You have done an absolutely fab job.
Love it!
Hug, Tine

Fiona, Lilyfield Life said...

I solve how you paint furniture! Hope this sells well for you. It's beautiful!
Fiona xx

Rebecca said...

Really beautiful! I love the idea of the Coco wash instead of using dark wax, much softer!

Deborah said...

Another work of art Amanda!
I just love your labours of love!

Deborah xoxo

Jamie K. said...

Wow oh Wow...Absolutely Gorgeous!! Great job!

Nicole said...

Fabulous as always! ; )

Lovely Idea

Nicole said...

Fabulous as always! ; )

Lovely Idea

Anne said...

So beautiful! Exactly the look I would love for my bedroom. Good job!

Little Miss Maggie said...

This set is gorgeous with a capital G. The really funny thing is that I purchased that exact set last November except mine had the double bed, and I got the vanity with it too. I put it in my space as I found it to save myself the work of painting the whole set. I know you put a ton of work into this project. I am happy to report the only piece left is the dresser which may get painted really soon. Thanks for the inspiration. I do like it painted better.

Rita said...

Awesome. I'm smitten!
Love how you worked with the colors. never thought of using a wash of coco on paris gray to soften the color. thanks for inspiring.

Debra@CommonGround said...

just an amazing set, love the beautiful color!

Inspired by you said...

Wow a great bedroom set! You did a great job!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

What a beautiful makeover...you picked the perfect colors!

Noble Vintage said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Love the detailed highlights on these pieces. Found you through FJI SNS party!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Funky Junk. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-9.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Heaven's Walk said...

That is one gorgeous bedroom set, Amanda! Wow. You did a fabulous job in making it look like it came from a vintage French country home! :)

xoxo laurie

Dee said...

What a beautiful transformation. Paris Grey & Old white always sells for me. I'll have to try the coco wash, I like how it gives it a Taupe hue. Painting out all that detail in Old White takes alot of patience. Nice job! Dee from My Painted Stuff.

foreverdecorating said...

I am so glad that I looked back at this post. I not only painted two matching french styled end tables but posted them to the party where I found yours in the exact color. However the reason I am glad to have found your beautiful post, I just bought a similar buffet and it has a couple of missing pieces like your drawer and I now know how to replace them, thanks to you!

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