I recently painted this bedroom set for Sarah, a friend of a friend, and her husband Tom--awesome people! Sarah found the set on Craigslist and realized its potential. I love this French provincial style. The set is nice as is, but looked a little outdated. I've realized that my mantra in life is "everything looks better with a little paint." I know there are a lot of natural wood lovers out there, but I must admit, I do love the painted look!
Here is the bedroom set after being painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old Ochre, sanded, and waxed.
I kept the original hardware but painted them using gold-leaf mixed with water to thin it out and make the finish look more "antiqued."
Here is the difference...
I love the shape and style of French provincial hardware, it's so elegant.
Thanks, Sarah and Tom!