Asked on Dec 30, 2012

Bedroom Makeover

ZSusan BJeanette S
+5

Answered

Turquoise walls and tan and raspberry bedding. Hate the rug! what color/type of rug do i even look for?
35 year old furniture(hate)
35 year old furniture(hate)
shoud I paint it? I have some graphite ASCP.
shoud I paint it? I have some graphite ASCP.
Love the chair. recovered it myself by deconconstructing and redoing.
Love the chair. recovered it myself by deconconstructing and redoing.
8 answers
  • Rose
    on Dec 30, 2012

    Old White ASCP would look wonderful with some Graphite accents. Change the wall color to a soft gray maybe. Love the mirror over the dresser. I would chalk paint that too. Paris Gray in ASCP is a beautiful color.

  • Z
    on Dec 30, 2012

    What a pretty room @Susan. I love the dark wood furniture against the wall color. I'm thinking maybe an natural toned rug would look nice. Maybe something like one of these.... Natural: http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Handmade-Eco-Natural-Fiber-Chunky-Loop-Jute-Rug-8-x-10/5186325/product.html Hand tufted beige pile carpet: http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Hand-tufted-Printed-Solid-Beige-Rug/6632844/product.html And my favorite a Damask rug in "sand" color: http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Handmade-Alexa-Neutrals-and-Textures-Damask-Sand-Wool-Rug-8-x-10/4365504/product.html

  • Susan B
    on Dec 31, 2012

    thanks for the feedback! i do like the rug from overstock. Geez, those lamps are really lame now that i look at the pictures. And I agree about chalk painting that mirror. it's been that color since the 40's I'm pretty sure LOL Wow, such an old lady room ;(

  • Bernice H
    on Dec 31, 2012

    @Susan B wow! what incredible potential this room has with just about everything you already have in it. @SheilaG, Plum Doodles painted the back of her rug..very clever. I have seen the posts of the bed frame cut off on some post also. That mirror and furniture will really have wow power, with just paint. Be sure to post what you decide to do and do it! By the way, I just clipped pictures of a room with the dresser painted a metallic silver, ,of course the walls etc all worked with it, dont know if i can find it, but if you do, i t is not an old lady hohum room by any means! oohh it was Sophia's Live Beautiful......

  • Z
    on Dec 31, 2012

    @Susan B, there are actually three rug links in my other comment. Just click on the ...>> to see more. The third one is the prettiest if they still have any, but I just checked and they are now sold out of that one. Sorry you didn't see it in time. The first one I linked was a close second, but a totally different feel to it.

  • Jeanette S
    on Jan 1, 2013

    I am cautious about painting things that look antique...it just does not seem right. The chalk paint is a craze right now as was crackling a few years ago. Some things just do not need altering and you have some of these. If you hate it do what you wish, but I would play up the old fashioned look. Actually, I love the lamps. Put in a plush white rug...one of those that look like a poodle and leave this room be! It is stunning!

  • Susan B
    on Jan 2, 2013

    thanks all. I guess it just takes another set of eyes that haven't been looking at the same crap for 35 years. LOL

  • Z
    on Jan 2, 2013

    The fact that it looks this good after thirty five years tells me it's not, ahhmmm... "crap". :^)

Your comment...