Beds, Beds, We Need More Beds!

There’s just the two of us, so one would think one bed would suffice. However, there are also two guest rooms that  need to be outfitted with beds.  I elected to place in one of the guest bedrooms two twin beds and the other room a queen size bed.

On Craigslist (Luv that place!) I found two headboards for $25.00 that looked like this:

The headboards were in great condition, but I wasn’t feeling the wood. Painted the headboards and now they look all nice and crisp:

I finished this project in time for Easter. The two sets of bedding I had picked up at the JC Penney Outlet awhile back. Since I have an addiction for bed linens I know I’ll probably change the linens as often (at least) that the seasons change.

Ah-ha, you only see one bed in the above image. The headboard has been painted, I have the linens, but have yet to purchase another mattress set.

Our bed:

The verbage above the bed I put up for Mr. Wonderful’s birthday. I still want to add some sort of a scroll around it. The French translation roughly is “I love you today more than yesterday but not as much as tomorrow.” The man speaks French and I love hearing him repeat the phrase. (OK, so really in some ways it was more a gift for me.)

In the attic I had a lonely twin bed frame. Certainly no longer had a use for it since I scored on the CL headboards. What to do, what to do?!?! I came across an idea on one of the blogs (hate that I can’t credit the blog because I can’t recall which blog!) for this bed to bench idea. Here it is “in progress.” :

Adore the idea! Still have no idea where in the house it’ll land, nor what the final paint color will be….but loving it!

Recall at the begining I said the other guest bedroom would have a queen bed? Well, I’m still looking for a headboard or headboard/footboard that speaks to me. So, WE NEED MORE BEDS!

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!


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14 Responses to Beds, Beds, We Need More Beds!

    • That wasn’t it, it was a pink bed-bench. However, this is MOST lovely!!! I’m thinking now I need ANOTHER bed! Your LumberJack boy has given me more inspiration. Quality work mothersonship! :)Much thanks to you both!!!

  1. tammy hebert says:

    Well thanks for the nice comment on my chairs. And welcome to blogging. I love the twin beds you scored on craigslist..

    I see you are in Greensboro- you need to head downtown to the Architectural Salvage Store on Belmede – during May most of the stuff is 1/2 off and they have tons of fun stuff you can use to make other cool stuff. I was there about 2 weeks ago.

    I hope you can come by Cameron in October and check out our booth and we can meet..

  2. I totally agree with you on painting the wood white. I would do the same thing! Looks goregous now! Wow that bed to bench is going to be awesome as well! Good luck!

  3. Love that white! I would totally do the same thing — it’s transformed!

  4. Lara says:

    Please, please, please tell the paint color on your bedroom walls. I LOVE that color (the wall with the french lettering). I’m getting read to redo a room and that color would be perfect. And the bed frames look amazing. Great job!

    • Thanks to all! Lara the paint is from Sherwin Williams and the color is 6081 “Down Home” in a latex egg shell finish. I have found this color to be versatile through all of the seasons.

  5. jenjen says:

    wonderful! I love that headboard. And the bedroom with the saying above it is adorable. Love those circles.

    Thanks so much for linking up to the CSI Project! We really appreciate it. I hope you will come back next week for our Hardware Store challenge!


  6. KatrinkaJane says:

    I’m thinkin’ we need a WAV file of your Mr. Wonderful saying that phrase in French. That way, you can click to hear it anytime! 😀 How did you cut down and then attach the bench sides?

  7. The white is an amazing transformation! Great call on that one!

    Thanks for linking up to SNS! Now go find more beds so you can post again. 🙂

    FJ Donna

  8. Michelle says:

    Wow, I love how it turned out! Great post, thanks for sharing!

  9. Peggy says:

    Where did you get the cool brown pillow sham? It would look so nice on our bed!

  10. Cindy S says:

    Your twin bed looks great, I know the second one will too. The queen is gorgeous! I really like the saying above your bed, so sweet. I’m sure your bench will turn out great. I have a headboard and backboard in the works, too. They will be a bench one day soon.
    Hugs, Cindy S

  11. Oh my gosh! Who painted the French on the wall? Lovely!

    Hey! I found a link to your blog (and mine too!) on a RUSSIAN website. I’m sending the site and I also translated it with Babelfish translator. Thought you might get a kick out of this. Too funny!

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