18 May 2011

Time For Bed

Recently I traded the bottom of a hutch for this beautiful antique bed.  The headboard was 90% refinished and I just needed another coat of paint or two.  Here is the foot board unfinished.

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I’m infatuated with the design.  The headboard is even more beautiful.  And my youngest daughter has always been last to have a room finished for her.  So since we moved into this house in February I decided her room would be the first for me to work on.

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Her room started in the loft of our old house.  Then she moved in with her sister and this is her first real room all to herself.  The goal is a fairy forest.  She loves Tinker bell but I’m not so much the type to do character themes.  So we’ve compromised Winking smile

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I think the bed is a great start.  I’m going to try and incorporate lots of green like the pillow you see.  And lavender shades.

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I’m debating on doing some green stenciling on the footboard.  Maybe some vinyl is in order so it can be removed.

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Did I mention yesterday was Friday the 13th?  Well after bringing all the pieces up to the room and fighting with this bed, I realized the rails I got with it aren’t original to the bed.  And they weren’t going to go in.  Such is life on Craigs List right?  So for eight long hours I went shopping for corner braces, drilled out the pins that held in the metal hardware to the rails (nightmare!)  drilled holes, aligned the rails, screwed them and touched up paint.  It wasn’t supposed to be this hard.

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But I’m fairly certain it was all worth it!  I love this bed.  And so does my baby bear.

 

~Sommer

13 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

Pretty headboard!! I have had the same issue with rails not being the right ones. It is quite frustrating!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

sommer! aaah!!!! i am sying over that bed- it is drool worthy gorgeous!

Caroline (Piorra Maison) said...

Oh it looks lovely. the combination of green and lavender is very sweet together. I cannot wait to see the finished room. I am your newest follower and I hope you can head on back to my blog. I am hosting a giveaway as well you may like. thank you
Caroline

Custom Comforts said...

Just beautiful ~ my kind of bed. Your daughter is very lucky to have such a sweet princess bed fitting to a fairy tale. Never been to your blog before ~ just lovely. Newest follower.
Cindy

Tammy @ Type A said...

love it!

Roeckers said...

Wow! Now that is a find. Love it! Looks way better white!
Thanks for dropping by learning-to-b-me.blogspot.com and leaving your comments!

Nutbird said...

At least you are handy!! I bought an antique French daybed for my oldest, a girl, in the country one year. We brought it back to NYC and the mattress we had didn't fit. I had to have one custom made at Bloomingdales. When they came to deliver it the rails didn't have a support to hold the mattress on. So they had to send a man to fix it. I was really lucky that worked. My daughter had her first real bedroom, Laura Ashley Blue Strawberries. She's thirty now and we still have the bed. Ann

SallyLeeByTheSea.com said...

The bed is beautiful - great trade!

Happy Vintage Inspiration Friday :O)

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

That bed is gorgeous!! :)

Debra@Common Ground said...

Oh, just gorgeous!!!! This will make the most beautiful room for your daughter. Can't wait to see more! Thanks for linking up with VIF! xo Debra

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, Sommer! I'm not much for themes either; although, I'd rather buy a sheet set or accessories with the theme than do major things like the walls. I'll bet a vinyl would look great!

Visiting from Frugalicious Friday. : )

A Cottage Muse said...

So beautiful!

Sachiko said...

The bed turned out so pretty! Thank you for sharing!

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