18 December 2014

Janice Issitt's Vintage Floral Bedroom

After treating herself to this vibrant floral bed linen, Painter in Residence Janice Issitt decided to create a colour scheme to complement her new bedding.

The striking cupboard that sits next to her bed has been painted in a number of colours from the Chalk Paint® palette. The hot pink/red colour is a mix of Emperor's Silk and Henrietta, and was left over from another project that Janice worked on. She used Country Grey and Old White to provide a neutral background to frame the rest of the cupboard.

Janice cut her own stencils to give the cupboard character and a vintage feel. She painted the stencils in Aubusson Blue, Antibes Green, Florence and Greek Blue, picking out colours on her bedspread. She then finished the cupboard with Clear Soft Wax to protect the surface.

Janice also painted the mirror that sits on top of the cupboard in Paloma, a contemporary neutral with a purple tone. She used a combination of Clear and Dark Soft Wax to give it an aged appearance – the perfect complement to the vintage floral style of the room.  

What do you think of the finished look? Have you ever created a vintage floral colour scheme using Chalk Paint®?

Yours, Annie

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  1. That is so beautiful - I love the colour combinations & the vibrancy of it ….

  2. I love your Bed Linens very much. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. this bedroom is fantastic and so are the pics that you have attached with them.i love the vintage tumblr theme and floral stuff. it makes me feel like a hipster.

  4. Wow, I loved it, good use of colors. Love the contrast of colors and flowers. Going to keep these photos as soon I am going to renovate my room and this will become handy at that time