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Childhood Bed - Before, During and After

November 29th, 2009 at 03:54 am

Okay, here's the transformation via pictures. This was the bed my Mom got me from one of her patients, WAY, WAY back in the day. I think I got this when I was about 10 years old. It was OLD OLD OLD when I got it. I am near OLD now!

It has been re-veneered once by me about 23 years ago and has since barely survived my troops.

Costs - Gel medium paste to fill in splits & cracks 11.99, plus tax and about $18 gallon of paint which I have much of left for other future projects. Hubster had sandpaper already.

Got the bed-in-a-bag for $40 smackers. And, I already have similiar toile fabric to make new curtains.

Time invested - about 6 hours so far. I did A LOT of sanding!

BEFORE-in sunroom:


AFTER-in spare bedroom:

10 Responses to “Childhood Bed - Before, During and After”

  1. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Wow! It certainly looks as though you put a lot of work into it. I love the curtains in the before picture. Big Grin

  2. LuxLiving Says:

    Those wild curtains are in my sunroom where the bed was at one time. They are Picasso sheets, and I'm just now noticing I have them hung upside down! Typical.

    And, not hung upside down once, but twice! Big Grin
    I got those sheets at two different thrift stores, one while we were in Arizona and the other here locally about a year later. I like them too!

    The tan & cream curtains belong to Frugalson's bedset that is now downstairs. When I get the matching toile ones made, I can let him have his curtains back.

  3. DeniseNTexas Says:

    That's lovely!! I love the curtains, too.

  4. homebody Says:

    How wonderful to have something so old from your family. My original twin bed was iron and so heavy. I wonder whatever happened to it. Spray painted would have been nice, it was the original iron color. Love the toile. We used to climb on the end and swing from side to side since it had bars.

  5. campfrugal Says:

    OMGosh, I have been looking for a toile comforter, but I need one in Queen. Tell me where I can find one that doesn't cost me an arm and a leg. Seriously, I do have my eye on one, but they are expensive.

    BTW, love it. We have the same decorating sense. And, is that like Robin's Egg Blue on the walls, cause it is awesome in the picture.

  6. HouseHopeful Says:

    The bed looks great!

  7. LuxLiving Says:

    @homebody - Hubster and mine's bed is a curly-q old iron bedstead. Bought it out back of an old style gas station where it was lying in a heap of junk and then had it sandblasted and then I (bet you can't guess) *painted it*! I'll do pics of our bedroom someday here I suppose - the walls in there are a peaceful lilac.

  8. LuxLiving Says:

    @campfrugal - I got the bed in a bag off of Craigslist. The lady I bought them from in Dad's home town? Her Dad had done all the wiring in my family home when we built it way back EONS ago. She just lived a section-mile away from my Dad, so he went and picked this bedroom stuff up from her. Her daughter had bought it for a room and never used it. New bedroom-in-a-bag for $40 bucks. SOLD! I repaid Dad & picked it up on Friday. Frugalson helped me get it on the bed before he left for work yesterday morning. I came with a valance that is too small for the window, I might use that in another part of the room or make a throw pillow out of it.

    The paint in the spare bedroom is Martha Stewart Everyday Colors Satin Interior Latex Paint called Blue Point #C29 mixed in Ironstone White base. I have the can out as I just did touchups in there this week. This used to be CashHappySon's room before he moved out last November and then FrugalSon moved in there when we took over his old room for a painting studio. I bought the paint in July of 2005, so not sure if it's still being made or called by another name now. All my boys were ROUGH on decor and walls.

    If it's the blue in the sunroom you're interested in, that's a different ball o'yarn and I'll have to look another place to locate it. Let me know, no trouble to see.

  9. LuxLiving Says:

    Thanks Househopeful!

  10. Broken Arrow Says:

    That is very nice! Thanks for sharing.

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