Well, okay, maybe three or four lives…but who is to say how many more it will have?
My “Gramma B” is who I get my love of all things handmade, my desire to remake everything I get my hands on, and my DIY instincts from. There are many other traits and characteristics I received from her, but for the purposes of this blog, we will leave it at that. ;->
We sold her house a few years ago, before she died, and almost all of her belongings went to family members. One of the items I asked for was the iron bed that lived in their spare bedroom. I wish I had a before photo, it probably looked like this at one time:
But I’m only guessing, and going by my Mom’s description from memory. You see, my Grandma and Grandpa lived in small farm houses, the kind with slanted ceilings and low walls on the second floor. So, my Grandpa, being a resourceful farmer, took the ornate Victorian style iron bed and cut it down, so it would fit under the slanted ceilings. I remember it looking something like this in my childhood, (minus the vertical rods on the foot board, as Grandpa had cut those out, too) in chipped white paint, and almost always covered with one of Grandma’s quilts:
Your new-old bed looks adorable, Doris! I love the way you have given it a new lease of life. I bet happy memories come flooding back every time you look at it.
Doris! its' fabulous! awh! I love stuff like this! I wish I had my grandmothers bed! She had one like this too! I love the red! Your sweetie did well!
You two came up with and executed a great plan for that bed with memories! I'm sure you will enjoy it every time you look at it.
Oh, I love it Doris! It's so pretty. But the nostalgic aspect of it is what makes it so wonderful. You've done a beautiful thing, and should be very proud of it.
I am so jealous of your awesome quilt skills too!
How very fun! I love the backstory on the bed and how you've re-purposed it to fit your lives. It looks great in red–super idea!
Love that red paint job!
Oh I am a sucker for stories like that Doris! What a fabulous job you (and your sweetie) did….I would never have thought to cut it down to fit your new purpose…fab idea!! LOVE the red paint job! It must just make you smile everytime you look at it!
yay for breathing new life into that bed! what a great piece to have!!!