Thursday, January 7, 2010

For some reason the idea to paint our old canopy bed struck me out of no-where about two weeks ago. Sean is not 100% convinced, but I can tell he is swaying in my favor ;)

The bed was actually our first large purchase together right after highschool, even though by today's standards I would hardly call it a large purchase (In highschool I worked at Bombay Co. so I had a pretty awesome discount, and to top it off it was already 60% off as a former floor model). It has been banished to the guest room since I made the DIY headboard in our master bedroom last February. But I think I would be more inspired to:
a) decorate the guest room already!
b) consider bringing it back into the master.
If I get to bring it down into my paint studio!


If these white canopy beds don't convince Sean and draw some major inspiration then I have no idea what will~













And my ULTIMATE fav:

43 comments:

Valentine said...

That last bed is fantastic.

carrie1 said...

Well I am glad he is swinging in your favor, because painting it would be a FaBuLoUs idea! =)

You have my vote to paint it.. =)

...love Maegan said...

ooh, i love the last one.

Kristin said...

Go for it, Holly! You know your projects always turn out, and once he sees your awesomeness with this bed, he'll forget he ever had second thoughts. Be sure to share pictures of the after! ;)

Erin said...

Oh wow, YES, it would be fantastic! Your magic touch would make it even lovelier than that last image!

DSK Steph said...

so beautiful!

Little Lovables said...

oh yes, do paint it! your ultimate favorite is stunning, so urban romance

Mary said...

Oh yes, you HAVE to paint it!!! I recently found your site via Cote de Texas and I am in love with all of your painted furniture! I spent two hours at work today going through all your old posts! Looking forward to seeing more. You and your family are adorable!!

tasha said...

Oh my gosh! My husband and I scored a major deal on the same Bombay bed four years ago and I've been wanting to do the same thing! I was just telling my mom earlier this week and she thinks I'm crazy (loves the dark wood LOL). I can't wait to see what you do and those inspiration pics are awesome; they may even sway my hubby. Fingers crossed.

Jen said...

What the hell are you doing to me? You are making me rethink every design decision I have made here in my mountain home! Ughh and HOOray at the same time. That last bed is amazing, spectacular, fabulous and totally doable by your cute little self. I love the jewel tones, I gravitate to them no matter how I resist. But all of this white is so tantalizing. Love your work! Love your drive, love your finds.

Olivea said...

That bed just seems to heavy compared to all of your other furniture! It would look fantastic painted.

Miki said...

I can't believe that after all the awesome things you've done that it is even being considered! You are WAY too talented, there is no way that bed looks better now than it will when you are finished putting your signature style into it. Go for it!

aLena said...

I Love all of the inspiration pictures ... looks like you have a challenge ahead of yourself ... can't wait to see pictures once your done!

Amanda said...

First of all, the canopy bed you have has much more beautiful detailing than any of the (otherwise gorgeous) inspiration beds you posted. Those lines, painted white, and distressed by none other than the fabulous talents of, well, you... perfection. And, as obsessed as I am with your DIY headboard (I intend to make one for our guest room), I think that canopy bed may just be the drama you were looking for in your master with the charcoal wall you ended up not absolutely loving. I'm sure your pretty little self can convince your sweet hubby. In which case, I canNOT WAIT to see that bed made over!

Lisa said...

Do it, do it, do it!!!!

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

I was skeptical for a second (mostly because I recall you having some fantastically cute new-family photos [w/ the jeans & Ts]all cozy in the white bedding of that big dark bed [which made me really want a bed like that], and looked really great in some of those shots from your last home with Wren's DREAM glitter glass over-head)... but that 3rd white inspiration photo down gave me just the right view of how pretty and cozy it could look painted. So all I'd say is, Do what makes you Happy! And good luck :)

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

Ooh, a 2nd thought...I don't remember if you already have a big-girl bed lined up for Wren, but if not, and you bring back this beauty to your Master, you could so give Wren that amazingly glam (and soft for baby's head) white headboard you made! Then it won't have been for naught :) I can't think of a better use for it.

Queen "B" said...

Aloha, love your blog and I sent a friend over who loves white too, I must say, you've inspired me to do some white makeovers on some vintage pieces I have!! Thanks for some fun in the fast lane!!
New Year wishes from across the sea
Aloha
Brandi

Christine said...

wow that last one is fab and I usually like things much more contemporary. Those pictures will have to make him say yes to painting!!

City Hen said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE
I have an old canopy bed that I bought in Kenya many years ago. I would love to give it this treatment. These are GREAT!
Hugs from Poland,
Rhonda

Catherine said...

I love your blog and love all of your posts! I get such fabulous inspiring ideas from you....I love the headboard you made...but I LOVE all of the canopy bed pics you have posted. I know this is a crazy idea, but could you combine the two ideas and somehow attach the headboard to the painted white canopy bed? I love both looks I would hate for you to have to choose one or the other....it might not work but it is a thought.

Amber said...

wow that last one is amazing!!

DustyLu said...

Love the chippy white paint in the last photo. It will look so gorgeous in white. lulu

tarheel said...

definitely paint it white!

DoxaHome.com said...

Fabulous idea, do it already;) I love your final image as well.

Best,
Jaime

julie said...

yea holly! i have that exact same bed! it was our first purchase as a married couple! i too have been thinking about painting it but alittle scared! i cant wait to see what you do and how you do it!

Mary said...

Oh my gosh, Holly! Your ultimate fav...is mine too! Love the contrast of the simple modern lines with the rustic paint job. And the chandelier tops it off. Just drag that baby down there and get painting! Sean will love it when it is done! ;o) ~mary~

Sarah said...

Do, it, Do,it!

Lynda said...

I think that the white will be fantastic. Always trust your instincts because from what I have seen you make great choices. I can't wait to see the finished product!

Michelle said...

Love the white canopy beds!
I say go for it!

pinkstilettos said...

I am loving your renovations on the furniture so much, I was wondering if you would mind if I did a post about it on my blog? Let me know..Thanks!

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

Oh you need to haul that baby to the paint room ASAP! People always tell me DON'T PAINT WOOD, but I'm just not a wood girl - I always paint it. With your talent this baby will be gorgeous when you are done! Can't wait to see the results!

kiakai/Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

I just found your blog. I love all of your furniture creations and your home. You have a wonderful style. I'm sure the bed will turn out amazing after hubby comes around. How could he not.
Kelly

Kristi @ Pink and Polka Dot said...

paint it! i'm totally lovin' that last bed!

rmf said...

Paint it! No question!!!!! Love checking in on all your projects! Such an inspiration!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

It would look beautiful painted white! Now I want a canopy bed!

Mary said...

Hey Holly...someone gave me a Kreativ Blogger Award...so it is my turn to pass the love on. Which means...you are now in the spotlight. I have tagged you as one of my 7 favorite blogs, so hope you will check my last post for details and play along. Pull yourself away from that paint sprayer...I know everyone would love to see what you have to say! ;o) ~mary~

Melissa said...

I love the bed the way it is, I have a similar one from Ethan Allen (my first major purchase as well) but it isn't really your style anymore and I do love the look of the white ones! You are amazing with paint so go for it.

Lauren said...

I think that's a great idea! The bed will look fantastic in white.

Love your site!
Lauren
http://ladauphinestyle.blogspot.com

Michelle O said...

LOVE them! And I LOVE your work! I don't remember how I found your blog, but I get so darn excited when I see you've updated it!!! You have an amazing creative mind!!

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

Paint! Paint! Paint!

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

I want to paint my 4 poster bed white-- and the idea keeps coming back to me at times. My husband would also have to be convinced- but I think it would look soo much better afterwards!

Lauren said...

omg too funny!!! this was our exact old bed too!! it's now in the guest bedroom and i've been considering painting it too.

can't wait to see you work your magic and i might have to shameslessly copy you!! ;)

xoxo,
lauren @pure style home

 
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