Elana Safronsky, Managing Editor
Thursday, February 10, 2011 5:25 PM EDT
I'm thinking a petal pink, actually. But that's a secondary problem. What I'm struggling with is whether to paint this adorable cane, Provencal bed frame (below), or not.
My little girl is almost four. This is her room (below) -- note the converted crib pallet to the left. It's time for a big girl bed. And she is a PRINCESS -- make no mistake (shocker.)
Not just any bed frame will do, and so I should have known to buy, buy, buy, when I fell in love with the above bed frame at last year's Christie Antique Fair. I thought it was the first of many I would find to love -- shopping, you see, is a pleasure -- but none have compared. Thankfully the booth was a Toronto re-furbishing design shop by the name of Flik and Company, the owners of which I've been hounding to get me this bed frame out of summer storage, despite their very legitimately busy schedules. Well I finally won, and it is now awaiting its fate in my hallway! I love it so, may I add? It's cane, it's French and it's curved!!!
In the princess vein I am looking to adorn it with a canopy, placing the bed in the middle of the room, with the headboard against the left wall (parallel to window wall). But should I paint it? The wood, though quite natural looking, is a bit shabby, and stripping cane is not an option. It's either we paint, or we go 'rustic'.
Option A) Leave it be
Option B) Paint it!
Above are, more or less, what my two options would look like -- please vote and/or comment to help me avoid making a mistake?
By the way, I paid $300 for this frame, which I thought was a terrific deal -- thoughts?