Bigger is better?
Before we get into today’s post, did you notice I made some tweaks to the blog? Wordpress announced a new and improved version of my blog ‘theme’ way back in January, but I never took the time to look at it until now. With this new theme, my page is wider, my photos can be larger, my fonts are larger … everything is just BIGGER! I think that’s a good thing, but what do you think? Feel free to leave a comment with your opinion.
I’m still exploring some other possibilities with this new theme, so don’t be surprised if you see a few more changes here over the coming weeks.
On with today’s post!
I’m a fan of color blocking, how about you?
I like it in clothes, and I also like it in decor. In fashion, color blocking is described as pairing blocks of different colors together. It usually refers to pairing bright colors, so maybe I should call this ‘toned down color blocking’ because rather than using bright colors I used the muted tones of Fusion’s Algonquin and Limestone on this bed frame.
This bed came to me as part of a set. I split it up since I’m not much of a fan of ‘suites’ of furniture. The dresser and vanity have already been painted and all that was left was this bed. It was in great shape and has the side rails and the slats meant for holding the box spring and mattress, but it wasn’t particularly pretty or interesting. It was just rather dull.
So I decided to give it a slightly more modern vibe with some toned down color blocking.
First I painted the entire bed in Algonquin, which is a lovely sort of greige color. The I simply measured and taped off a wide stripe down the center of the headboard and foot board and painted that in the Limestone.
I distressed the edges a little with sandpaper.
Both my sister and my neighbor, nnK, asked me if I was going to put a stencil on the headboard, but I thought that would be too much. I like that this bed has a subtle sense of style. It could be dressed up or down with different bedding.
It is for sale. It is a full/double size bed, so a great candidate for a kids room or a guest room. Unfortunately vintage beds in anything larger than a full are pretty much unheard of since queen and king sized beds weren’t really around until the 50’s and 60’s.
By the way, have I mentioned that my Limelight hydrangea is absolutely GIGANTIC this year? Bigger may not be better in this case. I plan to prune it down a bit this winter to keep it in check!