Monday, December 17, 2012

Special Projects - Antique Bed and Bedside Table

Finally, here are the last two last projects for our Diamond in the Rough.

After trekking for hours through the Brimfield Antiques Show, we found this $40 bed.  I love that it's so tall, with the carving at the top.  The frame was missing a few parts and wasn't the right size for a modern mattress.  But the headboard was just the ticket!  So I got rid of the footboard and focused on the headboard.

Unfortunately, it had a musty, mildew odor.  So I wiped it down with a bleach mixture and let it sit out in the sun for awhile.  Then I painted it with a coat of sealing primer, followed by two coats of semi-gloss enamel.

Now, the detail really shows through and it creates a beautiful statement in the bedroom.  I love it!  And it will come in handy for staging future properties!

The last quick little project was this table.  I found it at Habitat for Humanity's ReStore - $10!!!  A quick coat of spray paint and it made the perfect bedside table.

I guess it's time to start looking for projects for our next house!

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  1. May I ask where you got the bedding for this bed? I love the aqua and green. Also, where did you get the little blue side table? I can hardly wait to see your next project. I love your style.

    1. Thanks so much Heather! The bedding set came from Maine Cottage. I bought it a few years ago, so I'm not sure it's still available. And I got the little table at Dwellings in Falmouth, Maine. I love that store!

      Stay tuned for the next project, we're getting started soon!


  2. I'm really looking forward to it!


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