That being said, it's a sad state of affairs. The only problem is the budget is small, super small. So for now, I want to work with what we have with the exception of the side tables. For those, I plan to find something vintage that I can refinish or I'll join the Ikea hack club (probably what I will end up doing) and paint one of their super dressers white and I'll also add some gold hardware.
Here's what our room looks like now:
The headboard we bought years ago from Superstore. Yes. Superstore. There's nothing really wrong with it, but it needs to change, I don't love it at all.
At first I thought of painting it white, safe bet, but I dunno...the idea just wasn't sitting well with me. Probably because the headboard itself isn't too interesting. If it had more character, I'd be all for the white.
Then the lovely Alexandra suggested painting the headboard navy with a glossy finish. Bam! I had considered the idea, but I like to play it safe so I dismissed it pretty much right away.
Now I'm back to thinking I should at least give it a try. Why not, right? I can always paint it white afterwards if I don't like the way it looks.
The kids and I headed to Lowe's and I picked up a few paint chips and you know what?! I think I'm gonna do it!
I picked a few with grey undertones and others with purple undertones, thinking that they would have a softer feel. But I'm also really loving the crispness of the pure navy.
Super hard to get a great picture, but I'm leaning towards this guy:
it's showing up darker than it looks in person. the white is for the bedside tables