Paint it black
our freshly painted black bedroom
the fifteen year old punk girl that i was in a past life
was victorious this weekend as i fulfilled a teenage wish
of having a black walled bedroom
since our apartment is new with no old structural charm,
the big white bedroom felt more like a hotel room
so we decided to close it in and make it feel more like a jewel box
since the existing furniture in it is dark wood art deco or mid century style
the shot is only of one corner of the room as we pull everything together,
i'm on the hunt for a light beige colored moroccan or turkish rug, the right lamp
and a vintage black or dark wood wardrobe dresser.
black reclaimed wood shelves will go up soon
and then the bedroom will be done,
will post more pictures as it's complete.
we used behr's "black suede" paint:
windowsill hot pink peonies
from the brooklyn flea market
before our big paint plunge
we spent saturday morning at
brooklyn flea (fort greene location)
looking for furniture.
prices are what you'd expect antiquing in an uber hip neighborhood
though it's fairly priced compared to vintage furniture shops in the city
and beats getting an ikea cookie cutter piece.
but nothing beats middle of nowhere flea markets -
the dark wood danish tripod chair in the bedroom photos
was found upstate for a mere $10 and i re-upholstered it myself
with thick black and gold speckled wool boucle from mood.
at the end of our brooklyn flea day we got 3 pieces of
handsome vintage furnishings for less than fifty bucks,
the food alone also makes it all the worthwhile as it's pretty fancy and good,
definitely not your typical flea market fare.
still have to check out the hester street flea market,