I was so excited about my plan for the guest bedroom! SO excited! It needed a queen bed as Chris and I were going to use our old mattress set in there and get a new set for us. As luck should have it, a friend had a beautiful French provinical bed that she thought was a queen as it was too big for her daughter’s full mattress. (You see where this is going, right?) Here is the bed….
And frankly, it looked smaller than a queen to me, but I just kept on trucking on because I was SO darn excited! The room is drawing its color scheme from the awesome owl painting my friend Andi made me for my birthday- navy blue, white, gray, and browns and golds.
I bought a can of Annie Sloan’s chalk paint in Napoleonic blue (so at this point I have invested $120 in this bed after purchasing said paint). Its a gorgeous dark blue. I sanded the bed lightly and gave it three coats of Napoleonic Blue and then waxed it with Briwax.
Yesterday all the new mattresses arrived (did I mention Emmy got a new bed, too? I will share that soon!) So while Chris was at work, I switched out our mattress set, put Emmy’s on her new bed, moved Emmy’s old one to Sawyer’s room where he now has two twin beds. Then I waited anxiously all day for Chris to get home for the crowning moment where we could put the old queen set in the guest room (located down a flight of stairs from our room which is why I didn’t do it yet myself!). I was so excited to get it in there and make up the bed with fluffy white bedding! It was going to look amazing. We carried down the boxspring, and low and behold, it was way to big. There was no way it was going to fit on that bed. So the bed will now be for sale, and I will now be heartbroken, thankyouverymuch. Well, I can’t leave you hanging so I am going to show you the bed anyhow, in place. You can see how excited I was- I even hung my sunburst mirror and had the nightstands all ready.
That last picture shows the color most accurately. Wouldn’t it have looked awesome with fluffy white bedding? Sniff sniff. So back to the drawing board and my mother in law will be here in 3 weeks to stay in that room to help me out after Sawyer’s adnoids and tonsils are removed. Hope I can find something fast!