This morning on my way to my daughter's soccer game I spied something in the front yard at a neighboring house. Stop, put the car in reverse and what do I see? A really cool old metal bed with a sign taped to it that said, "Free Antique Bed." Okay, I said as I jumped out of the car and quickly threw the whole thing in my car before the owners had time to come out and change their minds.
I was so excited! I admit that I get a lot of good deals on things, but rarely do I get something, especially something this good, for free. Did I mention that I'm a lucky girl ? So, I know you are curious about this bed now that I have built it up to be really great. So, here it is!
As you can see, it is a full sized metal bed painted gold with black stuff over that to make it look antiquey I guess. At first I didn't really like the finish, but it is kind of growing on me and has that "old world" look to it. Not really my style, but one I can appreciate and admire. I have seen a lot of metal beds before, but never one exactly like this one. I think the scrolly parts are unique and kind of cool too. The fact that the original rails and wood casters are still there is something else I love about this bed.
But the thing that makes this bed really special to me, are the medallions on the mesh part of the metal. Here's a close up. Hello, roses! Not sure what I will do with this bed. The funny thing is I have another metal bed sitting in my garage that I actually paid quite a bit for thinking I would fix it up for my bed. Now, I'm not so sure. I will have to think about this one.
I also hit a couple garage sales where I found this fancy mini mannequin.
This pottery barn lamp (looks kind of like a shabby chic space ship).
And this cute pink roses oil cloth tote.
Tomorrow, Isabel and I are heading out early for our monthly trip to the flea market. I should be staying home to sew, clean or paint, but the temptation of finding some great bargains is just too much for me. Plus those hash browns and gravy are just calling my name.