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Black & White Bedroom Set {guest post}

This "Ebony and Ivory" beauty is the work of Mary from Orphans With MakeUp! She used distressed Liquorice and Simplicity to create a natural, cottage feel in her bedroom.

Hi, I’m back with a bedroom set transformation. Today, it’s all about OPPOSITES! I am attracted to contrasts when it comes to decor. There is just something about a white painted room with touches of black furniture to ground everything. One of my favourite looks…like “Ebony and Ivory”…perfect harmony! That was my inspiration to paint this antique bedroom set that dates from the late 1940’s.

Black and White Bedroom Set #DIY #furniturepainting #distressed #blackandwhite #bedroomset - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

The dressers have beautiful carved wood handles which I wanted to highlight with lots of chipping paint. To get the “chippy” effect, it is best to wet-distress your furniture as soon as the paint dries. A wet pot-scrubber/sponge works well for this.

Here is a close-up.

Black and White Bedroom Set #DIY #furniturepainting #distressed #blackandwhite #bedroomset - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

To get the contrasting look, I painted the dressers in “Simplicity” and the bed in “Liquorice”. I was actually surprised that the pure white paint only required two coats. Often white paints can be very transparent and usually need multiple more coats. After painting and distressing, all the pieces were sealed with natural wax.

Black and White Bedroom Set #DIY #furniturepainting #distressed #blackandwhite #bedroomset - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Black and White Bedroom Set #DIY #furniturepainting #distressed #blackandwhite #bedroomset - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Black and White Bedroom Set #DIY #furniturepainting #distressed #blackandwhite #bedroomset - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I applied the same distressing technique on the bed.

Black and White Bedroom Set #DIY #furniturepainting #distressed #blackandwhite #bedroomset - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

When it comes to dressers with attached swivel mirrors, I personally prefer to remove the mirror from the dresser and just hang the framed mirror separately. To me it’s just a fresher updated look. How do you feel? Leave mirrors attached, or not?

Black and White Bedroom Set #DIY #furniturepainting #distressed #blackandwhite #bedroomset - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

For now it’s just sitting and leaning on some books while it finds a permanent place.

The set also had an end table.

Black and White Bedroom Set #DIY #furniturepainting #distressed #blackandwhite #bedroomset - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Black and White Bedroom Set #DIY #furniturepainting #distressed #blackandwhite #bedroomset - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Below is the “Before” picture of just the end table, but it will give you an idea of what the bedroom set looked like before it got its makeover. Not very pretty with its two-toned stain, but nothing that a little bit of Country Chic Paint can’t change.

Black and White Bedroom Set #DIY #furniturepainting #distressed #blackandwhite #bedroomset - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Back soon.







Mary Vitullo

Mary {Orphans With MakeUp}

My name is Mary Vitullo. I am a wife and mother to three {almost} grown boys. I am a blogger at Orphans With Makeup in Saint-Hubert, Québec, a suburb of Montreal. My furniture and thrifted finds are my little “Orphans” and my paint is the “Makeup”. I have always been passionate about home decor and can never seem to quench my thirst for it. My blog is mainly about repurposing vintage and antique furniture and styling the finished pieces to show them in their best light.


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1 Response

karen@somewhatquirkydesign
karen@somewhatquirkydesign

August 11, 2015

Black and white is my favorite color! Beautiful pieces. I wish I could get my hands on a piece with those carved handles.

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