I bought the ensemble when I was 20 years old. It was my first 'big' bed. It's still in very good condition so all I've done is purchase one of those comfy, fluffy mattress toppers.
I like a bedhead behind an ensemble. I think it makes the bed look finished and keeps your head away from the wall. I don't really like bed foots as they can visually close off a room and I like to sit on the end of the bed and bed foots just seem to get in the way. A little searching on eBay and for $21 (yes that's right only $21) I found this....
It was a bed head and foot but was missing the side rails. The ornate carving was missing from the top of the bedhead but there was one on the bed foot and both pieces had lovely carving in the posts.
I was able to gently chisel the top carving off the bed foot and glue it onto the bed head. Then I gave the bedhead a sand and a coat of paint and it turned out like this ......
|My beautiful white bedhead|
The Bedside Tables
I've owned the bedside tables since I was a teenager. My Dad made me a piece of timber that I sat across the two tables to form a desk. After I finished studying, I used them as bedside tables.
|Terrible Photo taken years ago but you get the idea of how it looked|
|Chicken Wire Insert|
The guest bedroom is really starting to take shape. Now I need to empty the room to re-paint it. I don't like painting walls and using the roller. You really have to be in the mood don't you? Just waiting for that mood to arrive.....
I am so proud of this project that I am sharing it at these lovely blogs