First; here is the Pinterest Board of all of my inspiration.
The objective was to create a room that feels like a vintage photograph. I'm not done, as I have the master bath to finish, and I still need to figure out the paint (I want it to look like vintage concrete/ plaster).
I dry brushed matte grey paint over a black mirror frame, highlighted the details with chrome spray paint and distressed it using chrome spray paint (and over spraying vinegar). Tutorial Here.
I dry brushed a lighter grey over a black chair, and reupholstered the seat with a thrift store blouse.
I replaced the hideous 1970's recessed lights with pendants. First painting molded plastic medallions with dark grey, then dry brushing lighter grey over that.
We built the small shelves from a salvaged teak patio table and new brackets (I white washed them for a soft look).
We picked up a free, composite sofa table circa 1983 (it used to be a creepy 1980's fleshy shrimpy color and had a missing glass top). We fitted the top with reclaimed planks of varying types of wood (creating a multi-color look). I stained the boards with a grey stain, and did about 5 coats of varying grey paints on the base to get to this look. You can't even tell it's not carved wood any more.
I dry brushed matte grey over an antique dresser that was black, and spray the drawer fronts chrome.
I used a super long charcoal burlap curtain set to create one medium length set and one cafe length set (9 bucks at Next Tuesday - or whatever that place is called - I always want to say Ruby Tuesday or 'Til Tuesday...). The thermal blanket covering the old recliner was also from there. The owl pillow was $3 from Goodwill.
I dry brushed a $3 Goodwill frame from Goodwill and filled it with romantic, vintage photos (from Pinterest).