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

Sunday, March 13, 2011

~Tis a Blessed Bed!~

It is finished - after two years, painting a half dozen pieces of wood for color samples, sanding, painting, moving kids out of the house, moving kids back into the house, more sanding, making a canopy frame, sanding, painting, and even more sanding, last night we slept in our NEW (used) $17 thrift store bed. I kid you not - I found this solid hardwood, no veneer, colonial four-poster bed at a thrift store for $17. (Really, it was $24.99, but I had a coupon.) Not a whole lot of reading this blog, just a few photo explanations:

Bed right out of the thrift store - I had my DH help me set it up in the garage so I could make sure everything fit together and all the pieces were there. It definitely needed to be refinished, scratches, dings, dents - it was just a nightmare:

Then the bed got taken apart and stored in the garage for a year. After a year it got hauled up to the bonus room so my DH could make the canopy frame for it -

Then I took over with sanding for eternity, and painting in near zero degree temps in the garage. The final step though was applying the antiquing medium - if that stuff doesn't get wiped off within the right time, gets too cold, or the wind dries it out, too bad - gotta start all over again:

Then it finally got moved back upstairs in our room and assembled. Saturday late afternoon my DH was able to start putting it all back together, drilling:

and lining everything up:

And then he took a nap:

But I think he deserved it:


Michelle said...

Wow, it looks great, why didn't he take a nap in the new beautiful bed! lol
Great job!

adsgram said...

Absolutely beautiful...bed and room!



Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

It was worth the wait, wasn't it? It is beautiful. I am loving it!

Janet - underthewillow said...

oh my gosh what an absolutely GORGEOUS room!!...beautiful job on the bed!...whatta deal!


honeycreekprims said...

WOW--I'd say that was well worth all of your efforts. Beautiful!

At Home With Amy said...

Picture Perfect! I would love for your bedroom to be mine! Thanks for sharing.

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

AMen to what everyone has said! WAY TO GO WOMAN! HIgh five!!!!
I love it! ALL! Very nice. Thanks for sharing the journey with us!

Gayle said...

Simply breathtaking! I'll bet you got into bed and tried NOT to fall asleep quickly the first night - just so you could savor actually being in your new bed! Lucky, lucky you!

Mindy/Raymond Homestead said...

Your bed is super cool and looks great! Love your bedroom!

my3Kitties said...

What a wonderful bed! You did a great job - well worth the wait!

Anonymous said...

FN what a beautiful room. Just like everything else, you do such a magnificent job on all you do. Such a talented gal.Sleep tight!FA

Sandy said...

I LOVE your penny rug! It's beautiful :)

And that bed...well you can send it my way...hehe

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Om my gosh what an awesome deal on your bed!!! It looks fabulous!


Lee Hill Primitives said...

You are so lucky to find a "gem" like that in that price. Great job on it! Your bedroom looka AMAZING.

Tempus fugit said...

What a wonderful bedroom ! I love it !