I know it looks like it was hit by the 1990's stick. Apart from the fact that there are no shades on the sconces in this picture, it looks kind of like a furniture showroom doesn't it? Although I'd venture to bet if this was a furniture showroom many people would walk right by without giving this set a second look. The wall color and the decor really don't do anything for the furniture. One of the biggest mistakes we ever made was purchasing a "bedroom set". You live and learn I guess. The thing is, it's really good furniture, but a matching set is just so boring.
While this room is far from finished, you saw a sneak peek of the work in progress earlier this week.
I think it's incredible what a difference changing the wall color, bedding, and accessories have made in this room. It's the same bed, but it looks so much more appealing now. I know a traditional four poster bed isn't everyones ice cream sundae, but I've always loved them.
I recently made another little change that has made a huge impact. I changed the hardware on the chest of drawers. While brass is back and I've always loved gold; the style of the previous hardware just dated this piece. I really want a less formal more causal look in here, so the brass pulls had to go. I went with these Martha Stewart drawer pulls/cuffs, and I'm so pleased with them.
I'm amazed at the difference a little hardware change can make.
It's the same furniture we've had for over 8 years but it looks like a whole new room, and I haven't even changed the ceiling fan or hung curtain panels yet ! ;)
I've always loved this furniture, and now with new surroundings I love it even more. I'll show you soon what I'm doing with the night stands that I pulled out of here.
Is it not crazy what a difference the wall color made? Have you made any hardware changes on your furniture lately? Sometimes you don't need paint; you just need a screwdriver and some new drawer pulls.
P.S. Thanks so much for all of your e-mails yesterday! I appreciate them so much. I've been so inspired by your projects, and I can't wait to share them here on the blog!
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