Wow - a whole new bedroom set for a fraction of the cost!
A customer came into the studio recently and wanted to have her bedroom set restyled. She already knew that she was going to buy a new bed but was looking for a way to update her existing dressers, a mirror and a bedside table. Enter Mango Reclaimed :)
The pieces had not originally been purchased as a set so they already each had their own character. This influenced our decision to restyle them all in a similar style to unify the set, however because each piece was already unique, the trio is still not too 'matchy matchy'. We collaborated together and decided that chalk painting the set in van Gogh's beautiful 'cashmere' without distressing was the way to go. Enter customer's hubby, and on his recommendation we added antiquing wax overall to enhance the existing character - brilliant idea! Although I did joke with my customers that I would have liked to add a bit more colour to their space - I think they were correct with their decision as the end result is gorgeous. Here are a few details:
When two of the pieces were completed I called my customer back in so we could consult on what hardware to use. Originally these pieces all had matching brass pulls that were out of date (but not out of date enough to be fashionable again, lol). I filled all the existing hardware holes prior to painting so we had a blank slate for hardware choices. I pulled a few options from the hardware available in the studio and after a good collaboration we made our choices.
We decided on using a combination of soft cream and dark shadow ceramic knobs overall. I love how the new hardware completes the look!
I really love collaborating with my customers to come up with a look that is completely 'new' and completely unique for their home. I'm pretty sure they loved the outcome too because they have already dropped off two more pieces to be restyled . . .
What do you think? Could your bedroom set use a restyle? Contact us to see what's possible!