Boy, do I ever have an epic story for you today.
Most of you already remember my current project of the boy’s room makeover.
I had actually just landed this free headboard and footboard, so I painted it up, propped it into the room, and was pretty thrilled with the upscale results compared to before!
So as I proceeded to work on the other side of the room, I was struggling a little.
For one, I didn’t love the plastic toy filled bins. So many of you graciously offered advice on what to do with them. So grateful, because quite honestly, I was stumped.
So as I continued to work on the moulding on the other side of the room (it turned out sooooo good!), I took a break and scrolled Facebook one evening and my eyes landed on…
… this antique bed.
My heart did a flip flop! I mean, the rustic wood, the carving, the headboard AND footboard, not to mention one wouldn’t need a box spring nor metal bed frame with this!
As I continued to work on the room, I couldn’t stand it one more second. That bed had to come to MY home. I loved it that much. But I already knew the toy bins were REALLY going to be a problem then. There’s no way plastic bins were getting near this beauty! If I got it that is.
Who cares! Let’s get the bed and I’ll figure it out. (wow, look-it me make a decision so fast!) So I reached out to see if it was still available.
It was. Egads.
I glanced towards the bed I just redid, and that’s when all the pieces fit together like a great puzzle…
The antique bed came with a mattress. And my son needed a bed upgrade anyway… so all my past work I just did plus the bed itself could simply go to his place to make way for my new bed!
We all won that day.
So the next day we went to pick up the dreamy antique bed.
All I can say is, the timing was absolute perfection with the woodwork complete.
But I nearly didn’t post this picture, because, while the bed was absolutely epic and fit perfect and everything else, those toy bins… no no no. Out you go. I don’t care where but just not there. Not with my new-old bed!
I even mused that maybe the entire wall shelving had to come down. Goodness… nothing like reworking an entirely new plan on the fly here.
But hey, anything for THE BED.
But then the unexpected happened…
Once those crazy plastic bins were removed, I could immediately see it…
The drama of those baskets, shelving and wood headboard against that black wall is magical, isn’t it?
And once the wall was filled…
Seriously. I mean… SERIOUSLY.
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So this bed… it’s positively dreamy! The antique wood is showing its age.. just the way I love it. And the acorn and leafe carvings just reinforce the authenticity of this beautiful antique piece.
It will never ever see a drop of paint by me. It is PERFECT.
When I first made the bed, I thought… the grey bedding will do for now until I land something else I love. And this still could change.
But honestly? The more I played…
What’s not to love here?
The greys and blacks make this masculine and even cool down all the warm wood. The baskets bring in the feminine. It’s such a dramatic and beautiful mix of both. It’s a bedroom fit for anyone.
Plus, it’s so. very. me.
But best of all?
I get to stare at this all day long from the other side of the room where I’ll be (hopefully) sewing.
And my friends, it’s a spectacular view.
As for the storage, I’m going to find the right sized smaller containers to hide inside the baskets to store things in this round. Covered bins just makes for such easier cleaning where open shelving is concerned.
So some of the keepsake toys will stay… but LOTS of it is overdue for new kids to play with.
Grey bedding / pillows and blankets / lights / faux fur – from Ikea
Buffalo Plaid bedding – from Superstore in BC, Canada approx a year ago
From ‘Welcome home teen son…’ to…
“Her style is finally showing…”
It sure pays to keep your eyes open. Because your heart will indeed guide you every step of the way if you listen.
What do you think of the ‘new look?’
You can read the entire ‘guest’ bedroom series HERE
See where else I’ve used this Ikea Gorm shelving HERE