This is actually a funny story. When I married Dan in 2005, I became the co-owner of a night stand. This night stand was given to Dan, I believe, and did not match anything either of us owned (I believe it is a French Provincial style), but it was a night stand with drawers and was very sturdy, so I was reluctant to give it away. This night stand is now in storage and Dan has tried, unsuccessfully, to get me to sell it. I am determined that I will do something with this stand to be able to use it and have it fit into our rustic decor.
Fast forward to summer of 2010. I go to a garage sale and low and behold they have a full sized head board and foot board and a large dresser with a mirror for sale. Guess what????? It matches my night stand perfectly! Oh my - I just had to have it. It was fate. Not to mention that I got all these pieces for $25! What a deal, right???? Dan was not as enthusiastic about my purchase as I had hoped, and Tyler was even less so, as I put the headboard on his bed and found it out in the other room within the hour. I do recall some yelling from the basement about him not being a girl. . .
Fast forward again to present - what in the world am I going to do with this French provincial style bedroom suit in a rustic cabin decorated house??? Oh dear, impulse buying is not a good thing.
So, I am now facing the dilemma of what to do with this set. It is a white laminate with gold trim (does not go well with animal hides and fishing themes). Please, any and all advice will be appreciated. Things you should know:
1) I do have experience painting laminate and I know you must use a special primer.
2) I am not against using black
3) I am the mother of 4 boys and this will inevitably be in one of their bedrooms, so anything "feminine" is out of the question.
That being said. . . . . PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!! Will paint even solve the problem? I mean, there are a lot of curves and designs on it that paint won't cover - perhaps black leather on the headboard? I just don't know and I need some expert opinions.
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