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.
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.
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
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.
I’m debating on doing some green stenciling on the footboard. Maybe some vinyl is in order so it can be removed.
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.
But I’m fairly certain it was all worth it! I love this bed. And so does my baby bear.