Monday, December 2, 2013

Eastlake Bed, Before and After

Today I decided to clean my house.  I plan to decorate for the holidays this week and woke up in the mood to clean the place up. I must take advantage of those days cause they do not happen often.  To finish the day, I thought I'd blog about a project I finished a few weeks ago.   

I picked up this full size Eastlake Bed and immediately thought it would be the perfect bed for a little princess.  It's such a great bed but somebody in the seventies must have decided to freshen it up with a little Amber Shellac.  It was a tad bit orange.  It's hard to tell in the above photo but the top panel of the headboard was a little bowed.  I decided that upholstering it would be the perfect solution.  To fill in the paneled areas so there wouldn't be a lump from the middle board I cut 1/4" plywood to fit inside.  Then added 2" foam and batting.

Even though in my mind this bed was destined for a little girl I chose a fabric that she could grow with.  I love this sweet bird & branch pattern in soft gray.  You can see in the photo I didn't match the paint colors perfectly to the fabric.  I wanted them to be a darker shade to give it more depth. 

The top panel just begged for something special.  I thought about what to put there for quite awhile but just kept coming back to sweet dreams.   I used my vinyl cutter to make a stencil.  For the letters I chose a white paint that matched the fabric not the painted frame to pull the whole thing together.     

I recieved a nice message on facebook from the gal who bought it, and I am so happy it is going to be for her a little princess. So perfect!  

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Full Circle Creations said...

It's beautiful! You did a great job on it.

Bliss said...

Beautiful! Send her a note your readers want to see the room when it's done.

Trisha Flaherty said...

Looks fab! Completely different!!

Audrey said...

Beautiful bed ... very creative and well done.
Merry Christmas,
Audrey Z @ Timeless Treasures

Feral Turtle said...

That is just gorgeous! Good job Mimi!!

michele said...

what a whimsical design! bravo!

hope you'll stop by to see what i'm making & baking. hints: stenciled wall & boozy.

smiles to you.


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