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

Thursday, March 3, 2011

~'Tis the 'New Bed' Eve~

I promised it was coming. It has been way below normal temps here. I am refinishing this bed in the garage. Very chilly weather, highs in the mid-20's. So cold, that I was afraid to put my last coat of paint and then antiquing medium on our bed, so I am a day or two behind. Tomorrow morning it should be warm enough to put last coat of antiquing medium on, and then tomorrow eve it will be moved into place after dear husband can help me move it from the garage to upstairs. Getting so excited. Thank you all for being such dearhearts and showing an increased amount of patience. This bed has been two years in the making - from the thrift store find, to sanding, to having children leave an empty bedroom long enough for me to claim again, to now the final refinishing. Photos coming.......... but this is how it looked right out of the thrift store for $17:

And the next photo will be posted Saturday or Sunday Morning of the final end result. 'Tis a bittersweet time for me. I am so excited, I can't hardly stand it. 'Til Saturday, then. Blessings on your evening...........



Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

Looking forward to it! We have warmed up! I am loving it!

Connie said...

Can't wait to see your bed, I know it will be very pretty. Your home is a very pretty home and know you are proud of it. The rocks in your fireplace are shiny, could you tell me what you have put on them, this is something i would like to do to my fireplace. Thanks and have a Great day!!!

redesigngal said...

Can't wait to see your bed all finished and dressed up with beautiful quilts or whatever. What an unbelievable find! It will probably be one of your favorite pieces. I waited 3 months for my new bed and could hardly sleep the first night it came. Check it out over at http://theoldefarmhouse.blogspot.com
Congratulations on a beautiful piece.