Friday, November 15, 2013

For the love of vintage iron beds...

Hello everybody!

We will be leaving to go back home tomorrow and closing up Birdsong for the winter. Since we didn't have much to do yesterday, Hubby suggested that we go for a ride. Big mistake. 

We went to our favorite consignment store, LuLu's, up in Fletcher, NC, outside of Asheville, and spotted a beautiful vintage black twin-sized iron bed, which included not only the headboard and footboard, but the original, and still functional, bed rails. So...the conversation went something like this...

Hubby: I really like that bed frame.

Me: We already have one.

Hubby: But it's really a good price.

Me: But you just finished building the base for the other one yesterday.

Hubby: But I like this more than the other one. And it has good rails, so we won't need that frame.

Me: Well what are we going to do with the other one?

Hubby: I don't know.

Me: Let's look around for awhile.

(Ten minutes pass.)

Me: Let's go look at that bed again. 

Hubby: Why?

Me: I have an idea.

Hubby: Oh no...

Me: Just hear me out.

Hubby: OK.

Me: Since you put all the work into building that nice frame for the other bed, next year when we decorate our screen porch, why don't we make it into sort of a settee and use it out there?

Hubby: OK.

So, needless to say, we came home with another bed for our little guest room! Since the room is very small and the headboard is so tall, we had to put it in a different spot than we had originally intended, but it still looks pretty good. 

Here is the headboard...

...and the pretty detail...

...and the footboard...

Behind the footboard is the original set that you saw me paint this summer. It is sitting in the small alcove between the closet and wall. I'm not yet sure what I will do for bedding in here as we will not really work on this room until next spring.

Have a great weekend!



  1. The mister has a good eye -- and I like what you brought home! Not only that, your idea for what to do with the one you had is brilliant!

    1. I'm so glad you like it! Recycle, reuse, and repurpose!! XO


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