'Stay, stay at home and rest. Homekeeping hearts are happiest.' ~ Author Unknown.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Case of the Missing 'Thrift Store Bed'

Some of you may remember my pencil post bed I found at a thrift store for $17 last May. Many of you have emailed me wondering why I hadn't posted photos of it finished or what the status of the bed 'makeover was. Well, my husband set it up in our bonus room and tinkered with it for a month and got around to making a 'canopy' for it. Now it just needs to be refinished. But the story has a much better ending than I was thinking it was going to have. All this time, almost a year, I thought it was a full size and it was going to go in our spare bedroom, hence my procrastination on getting it done. Come to find out, after getting it all put together, it is a QUEEN! I think I am very quickly changing my mind and it is going in our room. We currently have a sleigh bed.

But it is either going to be sold, or it will go in the spare bedroom. What a joy I had to discover that I had a queen and not a full pencil post bed! Now to get busy refinishing the find of a life time!

I have been busy while away from my Blog for the last two months!!!!! I made some 'bandanna' ties and flag football flags for our missionaries:

Painted a bedroom that DESPERATELY needed it:

And I am vigilantly still trying to keep up with my quilting customers:

But one night I put myself in a much needed 'time-out' and cleaned up this mess in my sewing room:

So now it is a bit better:

My husband also put this up in my sewing room - a bulletin board with all my 'ideas' pinned up and the shelf above it used to reside in my daughters room and was hot pink.

I did mention in my last post - I know it was in January - sorry for that - had some family things that really needed my attention - that I would show you what was in my sewing basket. I have been working on a cross stitch for nigh unto two years now. And I do have it finished, I just can't show you the final project as it is for my mother and I don't want her to see it yet.....

Lastly - have most all of you have seen these cute 'pouting chairs' at Michaels? They are in the unfinished wood section. I bought one last summer with my 40% off coupon and also finally refinished it in blue. I am pretty happy with the way it turned out:

Hope everyone had a nice weekend and wonderful Easter. I know I did. Life is good, and even though I complain at times, I am glad I have the life I have. I am blessed!



In His service, Anne said...

Glad to see you back. You've been a busy lady!! I love the bed, and remeber when you got it. I also remmebr the couch you found, how did that turn out?
Have a great day!

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

Wahoo! I do love your bed! Can't wait to see it done. Love the little chair. Oh, the ties are so coolie! Elders do love ties huh! :-D
It's been a busy spring here at our house too, and I have been a lousy blogger, but what fun to see a new post from you.
Enjoy your week.

Mindy said...

Nice to hear from you again! What a nice surprise about your poster bed! I would love to have a poster bed. You have certainly been a very busy girl!

Janet - underthewillow said...

Hello Shanda!....it's nice to hear from you again....what a wonderful discovery that is about the bed being a queen!


Gayle said...

Great to see you posting again! Sounds like you HAVE been busy! What a wonderful discovery about the pencil post bed - it's going to look great in your bedroom! I'll have to check with my missionary and see if they play much football - those tags look pretty easy to make? Tomorrow is transfers so I'll be anxiously waiting to hear if he's been moved.

ohiofarmgirl said...

You found a wonderful bargin..my sister would love to find one also. I love your little chair but the pitcher on top is just marvelous! Blessings, Dianntha