Monday, April 04, 2011

Cast Iron Bed

Ready for Battle
I always use a mask when working with wood and doing any sanding now. I made some cedar birdhouses a while ago and it really bothered my lungs, so I bought this stylish mask.
If you noticed the cross stitched picture above, I entered it in the 1994 Calgary Stampede's Creative Living & Handicrafts and won 3th place.  I'll try and find the piece I won 1st with for the next post.
We bought an antique cast iron bed 3 or 4 years ago at a garage sale and used it as it was. This spring we decided to redo our guest bedroom after our son moved out. Painted the walls, re tilled the floor and refinished the old bed.
Foot Board Before
Head Board After Sanding

Finished Bed
 I've had this quilt top done for a couple of years with the plan of using it in this room. Now I will have to get busy and finish it. The pattern is Scrappy Floating Stars.
The oak dresser was my Grandmother's that my Mother refinished for me as a surprise 35 years ago.
The room still needs pictures and curtains, trying to decide if the pictures should be old family ones.

Bridge Arm Lamp
I found this neat old lamp at another garage sale a couple of years ago that I thought would go in my new room. I have to decide what kind of lamp shade to put on it, or maybe I will make one of those fancy beaded ones if I can find the right frame.
Curtain Rods
I just remembered I had these curtain rods. I bought them at the Strathmore Hotel's garage sale years and years ago. I kick myself now, because everything we bought that day was priced at $2.00 an item or box. Of course you think I don't really need it, but what the heck for $2.00 I'll buy it.
Another decision, which pair should I use?
What started out to be a post about the bed turned into so much more.


Stray Stitches said...

The bed frame turned out beautifully. You are turning the bedroom into a real masterpiece!

Karen said...

Love the mask!!! The bed looks wonderful and I love all the other treasures. My kind of stuff!

Renate said...

I think the quilt is perfect for this lovely room.