It was a case of “Today I Started Loving You Again”!
We had an incredible old nickel and iron bed which we had bought when we were young and carefree, couldn’t afford it, and “just had to have it” whilst on a car trip to Kyneton in country Victoria. We still couldn’t bear to get rid of it…we wouldn’t get what it was worth if we sold it, so we would have to make it fit in. It belonged to that time in the late 1970′s when doilys and old lace were big and I will admit to a brief period where I just may have liked that sort of stuff, but I have no time for it now.
Our french polished bedside tables were looking out of place in the new townhouse too. But knowing how good the Porters Paints had worked on the other furniture in the Guest Bedroom, we knew our painting skills were needed again.
I felt sure that by simplifying the colours and the furniture surrounding our old bed we could make it look sensational. We were able to use our plain white Linen & Moore bedspread and the black and white mattress ticking tailored pillowcases gave a younger, fresher feel to the iron of the bed. Beside the bed our bedside tables were stripped back to their raw bones, then primed and given two coats of Porters Paints “Flint” Duchess Satin paint to take on a whole new look.
We then changed the lampshades on the bedside tables to grey to fit in with our new colour theme and hung our antique Belgian mirrors above each table. We finished off the room by putting white timber shutters on the two windows to give the room a fresher look.
We have a totally new bedroom and our old bed has survived another move!