I was inspired to do this post for Transformation Thursday and Furniture Feature Friday. I purchased this bed from an antique (junk)"shed/barn? ". One of those crammed full of junk places. It was buried in the back, dirty, and broken.
The footboard was missing a few spindles.
I knew you wouldn't see the ones on the headboard, so I took those out and replaced them with new banister spindles cut to fit. Painted it all out and you would never know.
I also made a canopy. It is just a piece of plywood cut in a semi-cirlce with a jigsaw. The lace and fabric are stapled on and I attached it to the wall with shelf brackets.
To make the quilt at the end of the bed look thick and cushy...
I tuck our regular pillows inside.
I happened to see this bed in Victoria magazine, and I wanted to ask you - Do you think I should paint my bed like this one? I was never in love with the bright white and this soft gray/green with cream accents is just lovely. Thanks for letting me share one of my past projects with you.