Last fall I found a gorgeous vintage bed at the Goodwill. Priced at just $30, it was a steal. It’s a full size bed, and I knew it would be perfect in my daughter Sadie’s bedroom. Today I’m sharing how I restored the bed and updated her bedroom.
Sadie wanted her room to have calming, watery blues. I painted the walls a light gray blue called “Glass Slipper” by Benjamin Moore.
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Sadie also wanted a comfy chair for reading. Her bedroom is very small (just a touch over 10 by 10 feet, so small), and a large chair was out of the question. I found a small upholstered chair with a white slipcover at IKEA. It’s the Jennylund and the slipcover is Stenasa white.
An old vintage footstool is just the right size for placing a book and some flowers.
I added a cozy blue throw and a couple of pillows.
For the other corner, I found a salvaged door at Ballard Reuse, which is a Seattle building salvage store. I gave the door a quick sanding, cleaned it up, then I added a vintage inspired hook.
Perfect for hanging clothes.
or some pretty flowers.
I debated whether or not to paint the bed. I’m not one to shy away from painting vintage furniture, but I certainly don’t paint everything. This bed was in really nice condition with just a few surface scratches, so I decided to restore it rather than paint. And, adding some natural wood helps to warm up the room.
I gave it a good cleaning and let it dry outside. I then wiped on a coat of Howard Restor-A-Finish to cover the surface scratches and return the luster to the finish. That’s it – so simple! This stuff works so well for furniture that doesn’t need a complete refinish. The bed still has some signs of age and wear, but the patina is so beautiful.
The detail on the footboard is so gorgeous.
I hung a few thrifted hats on the wall over the bed. They add a pretty texture and summery vibe. Plus they are practical.
Simple and fresh bed linens in shades of white, cream and blue.
I placed the vintage industrial stool that Sadie and I found at the Farm & Frills market next to her bed. The space is tight, so there isn’t room for anything much larger.
More gorgeous detail on the headboard.
I switched out the knobs to some vintage wood ones that I had in my stash.
I found this sweet little topiary at the grocery store, and the blue and white cachepot at the Goodwill.
That’s it! Thanks so much for reading.
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