I have quite a few furniture painting projects lined up here at our place but that doesn't stop me from trying to add another to the list. I am currently negotiating with our 16 year old son to paint his bedroom set.
He is using the double cannonball bed, night stand and small dresser that I bought when I got my first nursing job when I was 20. I visited the craftsman and picked out the pieces that he constructed special order. When my husband and I married a dozen years later, this was also our first bedroom set for a few years (after two kids and a bigger bedroom we up-sized to a king, thank goodness.) These pieces are very
dinged and knicked loved. We had the set in our guest room and when K was old enough he insisted on it for his room. And now the debate begins. I would love to update it a bit after seeing this inspiration photo from Country Living:
I love the matte black distressed paint finish. He wants to keep it as is and maybe refinish it one day. We'll see how it goes. One thing we do have in common though is that we both love original Canadiana pine or reproduction solid pine pieces. Even if we had an unlimited budget we would both lean to this style. He gets his love of cows from mom too.
As you can see, his room is not styled but very much liveable (with a straight from the dryer wrinkled coverlet) for a teen boy who lets the dog sleep with him. He also likes to display the fair ribbons and framed prints he wins for 4-H showing (beef, dairy and rabbits currently.)
And just keeping it real, this is the dresser
messer of said teenage boy. The pile of papers is mostly agriculture related booklets and brochures. I also think we could come up with a better idea for his ribbons than the twine and push pins he is using. Maybe a rusty old crib spring or framed chicken wire. Hmm....