Monday, June 7, 2010

Take one rusty old bed.....

A few years ago DNo 1 was coming home after a couple of years living in London. While she was away SNo 1 grew quite a bit and could no longer fit into his single bed - so a shift into his sister's room seemed to be the answer. That is until it was time for her to return. (My kids still have their own rooms at home even though they all went away to boarding school when they were twelve.) I was trying to think of a way to make the little bedroom nice and cosy for DNo 1. I had been looking at an old iron bed at one of our old farm houses and finally decided to take it to Perth to see if it could be restored. This is what I started with....

Needless to say Mr FH thought it was a total waste of time and energy(and of course, money!). But after much work by some dedicated man (who told me this is the worst he has restored!!) the bed was ready to collect.  Ta Dah!!! Were we in for a shock!!

It is hardy recognisable - it has been powder coated in an off-white colour which I think is lovely and feminine.

Up close it is hard to believe the bed can look sooo good and nothing at all like the pile of rust we had to start with.

As you can imagine we had to replace all the brass fittings but these were matched to the original as closely as possible.

I found this pretty pale blue and cream quilt with the lovely name of Venice to go on the bed only to have my daughter tell me her favourite city she had visited was Venice!!
It was meant to be..


I'm joining Susan@BetweenNapsonthePorch for Metamorphosis Monday
and The Girl Creative for Just Something I Whipped Up.


BernieH said...

Wow ... that is an amazing job of restoration. It looks simply beautiful...those brass fittings add an elegant touch. You certainly chose the right quilt ... and those baby booties on the bedside table are a lovely touch!

Decor To Adore said...

What a wonderful update~well done!

Atticmag said...

Wonderfully charming and she must love it as well. That's a great style for a girl (or anyone!). Jane F.

Heidi said...

Now that is a metamorphosis!! What a wonderful thing you did, bringing that old rusty piece back to life. Well, not you but the guy you hired. He did an amazing job and I'll bet your daughter sleeps really well in that nice bed
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