Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My Little Girl's Antique Bed Frame

When searching for a big girl bed for my daughter, I was dismayed at the choices out there. I wanted a unique, quality piece. While driving by an antique shop, I saw a pretty bed frame out front. Could this be the one? I was concerned her double sized mattress wouldn't fit, as many old cast iron beds were actually a 3/4 size...not quite a double, but larger than a single. This bed was actually a double. We bought it for $100, and had it sandblasted and spray painted, all for the cost of a case of beer, thanks to a few connections.

My goal is to create a pretty little girls room, but not with a cliche theme that she'll quickly outgrow (no Dora, Hannah Montana, Disney Princesses or Tink, please). I will add 'little girl charm' with accessories that can be easily changed as she grows, but keep the main pieces in the room ageless. The antique bed will be accompanied by this furniture set that I've been refinishing (happy to report that progress is being made!)

I bought this duvet from Serena & Lily (love them!) and bought some yardage of this fabric for either roman blinds, or shams. My mom found this sweet vintage bed skirt. I haven't finished converting Madelyn's room to her big girl room, and will probably halt this project due to our upcoming move, but I look forward to creating a room fit for a princess in our next home!

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Terri @ em-belle-ish.blogspot.com said...[Reply to comment]

What a great find!!! It turned out to be absolutely lovely. Love the bedding and bedskirt too.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful bed and can't wait to see the whole room.

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...[Reply to comment]

The room looks so pretty. Thanks for shariing.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...[Reply to comment]

Sooo pretty!!! I LOVE her bed and the bedding fabric/duvet is stunning- adore the pattern. Her room is going to be gorgeous!!

Deanne said...[Reply to comment]

A lovely bed - we steer clear of all the "commercial" bedspreads too! This will last your little girl a long time and never go out of fashion.

mydesignchic said...[Reply to comment]

What a charming room...

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful! You have one lucky little girl.

LizlovesVintage said...[Reply to comment]

I've been looking for one also. Great bargain! Hugs, Liz

Erin@likegrandmas said...[Reply to comment]

The bed is gorgeous and the bed skirt, oh so lovely!!!

Serendipity Chic Decor said...[Reply to comment]

Your daughter is very lucky to have a bed like that. I also love that bed skirt...

Take care,

Meg said...[Reply to comment]

Oh, how cute. I love the frame and the skirt. The whole thing came together so well. This should definitely stand the test of time!

Karena said...[Reply to comment]

Andrea I adore the iron bed....it is wonderful and she will enjoy it for years!!

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Sarah said...[Reply to comment]

What a sweet bed and textiles for your little girl. You have a great plan! She is going to enjoy living with this as she grows into a young woman.

Ashley said...[Reply to comment]

That is a very pretty bed. It will look perfect in your daughter's room!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...[Reply to comment]

I LOVE what you did. It is SO Precious and Sweet and I too like your idea of No faddish themes. Your Iron bed is GORGEOUS!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...[Reply to comment]

Hi there~ the bed is darling! Old antique iron beds have so much charm and character and are just perfect in a little girls bedroom! Can't wait to see the room all together!! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Brenda Kula said...[Reply to comment]

I just adore those old bed frames. What a wonderful feminine room for her!

Curtains In My Tree said...[Reply to comment]

Theres just something about an iron bed to get us girls excited. Love it

I have one painted black and I like white so much better


Marie said...[Reply to comment]

Oh wow! What a beautiful bed and really loving the duvet...it's perfect for a little girl. She will treasure this bed for a very long time.

Happy weekend...stopping by from Feathered Nest Friday!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...[Reply to comment]

Gorgeous. The bed and linens are just wonderul. What a fantastic find. Hugs, Marty

Krista@thegatheringplacedesign said...[Reply to comment]

I meant to comment on this the other day. I am in love with it! SO precious. I love the bedding as well. Can't wait to see the rest of the room:)

Lee and Beth said...[Reply to comment]

Oh, I love it!! I hope to someday have an iron bed for MY bedroom! What a lucky little girl to have such a lovely bed. :)
Hope you have a great weekend!

texasdaisey said...[Reply to comment]

Awwwwwww, that looks like my grandma's bed. I always loved laying on that bed. My cousin got the bed but I did get the featherbed mattress. Such lovely memories. You did a great job with yours. It turned out just beautiful.

{Carrie} said...[Reply to comment]

Very cute bed. I have added one in the last year or so to my daughter's room. One way I let the kids have there "kid" bedding fix was I would buy them a pillowcase of the latest movie or whomever. They were excited to have it and I was glad not to have an entire room of it.

La Maison Reid said...[Reply to comment]

I grew up with white iron beds (with brass touches) and just loved them. I have recently purchased a queen white iron bed for my master bedroom and get many compliments on it. They are just so sweet. I love yours ....so delicate and sweet!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...[Reply to comment]

This is one of the prettiest iron beds I have seen. I'm on the lookout for one to.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

freckled laundry said...[Reply to comment]

Timeless, sweet and girly! I'm not a fan of the the character themes either. THank you so much for sharing with air your laundry Friday, Miss Andrea!


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