Look! Striped Bedroom Set

Look! Striped Bedroom Set

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Sarah Rae Smith
Aug 14, 2009

We walked into a design showroom yesterday and this window display stopped us in our tracks. Literally. The side of us that wants to support artisans wanted to buy it on the spot. But the diy side of us won the fight and we can't wait to try to recreate the look at home. See how we'd go about doing so after the jump...

Now the bed is fabulous in it's own right without the striped paint treatment. But with the stripes, it adds some serious spunk to the space. Try masking off straight lines on a Craigslist or auction find to accomplish the same look. If it has wicker or woven bits, hit it with spray paint when possible. It won't gum up around the holes and will keep things nice and even.

To complete the look, hit the sand paper drawer and pick the smallest number grade you have and rub down corners and random places until your desired level of "worn" is achieved. To do long skinny stripes of distressing, try folding your paper and sanding with the fold itself!

(Image: Sarah Rae Trover)

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