Saturday, May 4, 2013

Put this Bed to Bed

Have you ever kicked yourself for passing up a piece?  I did that.  Saw an awesome bed at an antique mall and passed on it.  Then all I could think about was that bed!  So the next time I was at that mall (out of town, not like I could run back over there the next day), I made a bee line for the booth.  Giddy-up!  The bed was still there.  It was destiny!  I bought it and brought it home.



I love the hand-carved curves at the top!  But it could use some personality.  I waffled between upholstering the flat panel and painting the legs and border off-white or painting it turquoise.  I decided that the piece was too rustic to be upholstered.  So I gave it a coat of Provence, topped it off with a coat of clear wax followed by dark wax.

You can see the difference the dark wax made!

Here she is finished.  She's a queen size and has rails.

Judging by the chatter on Facebook about the pictures, she won't last long!

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16 comments:

Helen said...

so pretty! Good choice on the dark wax!

giu pinota said...

Very, very nice!!!!!!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh those curves! She'll be snapped right up!

Twice Nice said...

Such pretty, pretty lines! Glad it worked out and she was waiting on you!

Sam Dull said...

Love it! I'd love to see pictures of the bed in your room!

Sam
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Crunchy Diva said...

Boy - I do love that transformation. Not I'm kicking myself for not picking up the sweet headboard and footboard I saw at the dump this weekend! It would have been great for a fix like this!

Ann vonBehrens said...

I love it. The dark wax really makes it!
Thanks for sharing at Restyled Sundays.

Maria Elena said...

Love the bed! The color is gorgeous!
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Kristen said...

I love this! I have those experiences all the time--and I would have done the same thing (driven all the way back)! Now I'm rethinking a bed I saw on CL that had a similar shape. This color is awesome.

Kristen said...

Just posted but got distracted and forgot to ask my question! Did it come with the rails or did you get those separately? If you got them separately, where did you get them? Are they a standard-size thing?

THREE MANGO SEEDS said...

Cyndi I L.O.V.E this bed! I know what you mean about passing up something then kicking yourself. We were at an antique auction on Monday night and I did just that... I quit bidding $10 too soon. Ugh! All I've been able to think about is that darn dresser that got away! LOL Glad you were able to get your bed -- you did a gorgeous job on it. XOXO

Shannon Hawk said...

This is just beautiful! I love the color!
Shannon@CozyCountryLiving

Laura Cano said...

thank you for linking up! you can never go wrong with turquoise! Laura :)

Miss Charming said...

Love those beautiful curves!

20 North Ora said...

Cyndi - Beautiful redo. Love all of those curves. You're lucky it was still there. I usually don't have that kind of luck! Great job!

Judy

Kats moasicd world said...

Beautiful!