So, let's talk about the new bed. Here's a refresher on how it actually looks...
I received some hate mail (not really.) But, some people with very strong feelings concerning the painting of this bed felt they needed to intervene via comment and email. Which I understand, truly I do. I'm not really upset by it, just wanted to address it.
Just so you know...I haven't really decided what I'm going to do. I might actually leave it as it is. It all depends on what it looks like, and the direction I decide to go with the design. I do want to state that I don't believe it is an actual antique. I asked the gentleman I'm purchasing it from how old it was and he was unsure but, didn't think it was that old. He bought it 10 years ago. I will give a good look over once it gets here (this Saturday) for any makers mark etc. But, I think it is a relatively new repro. So, there is no history involved here (I think.)
Below are some very similar feeling beds being sold right now in different finishes.
White is the strongest contender. Another option would be a lovely soft grey (not shown.) Or like I said, just keep it as it is. I would like for the overall feel of the room to be soft and light. Which isn't always easy with a massive piece of dark furniture in the room.
Here are some lovely examples of similar beds and the gorgeous rooms built around them...
So what are your thoughts? I understand the strong feeling people have about the painting of wood. But, do some of the pictures above give you any idea of the possible direction I'd like to head? I can't promise that I will or won't paint the thing. So don't get too worked up. Just wanted to show you why I am considering painting it.
Please don't send any death threats. They will not be heeded.
Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!