Wednesday, August 24, 2011

~FINDING THE PERFECT SHABBY COTTAGE VINTAGE BED~

 ~GORGEOUS VINTAGE BED~

I heard on the Antique Roadshow a couple of days ago that a true ANTIQUE is something over 100 years old!  For some reason I thought it was anything over 50.  I guess that means this gorgeous bed only qualifies as VINTAGE!
~LOVE THE PEDIMENT~

You may remember I've been looking for a bed for one of my upstairs bedrooms.  I first planned on getting just a twin, but ONE DAY my home will be filled with more grandchildren and so I decided to hunt for a full bed instead!  While out estate sale shopping with my friend Judy last week we eyed this fabulous 1930's bed and I decided to bring her home with me.  She will be my FALL MAKEOVER PROJECT and I'm excited about her transformation!

I know all you purist antique people are going to FAINT at the thought of me painting it...but I'm going to!

Just giving you fair warning here! :)
~LOVE THIS NEW BED~

This morning I did some looking on the computer and I found the sweet new bed above.  I like it and I'm hoping my new OLD BED will look as lovely once everything is set!  Not looking forward to painting all those spindles, but I'm sure I'll get through it!

Found this one at FOREVER PINK COTTAGE CHIC and just loved it!  You've got to check out their website.  If you love painted furniture you are going to LOVE what you see here.  I'm swooning already!

Hope your day is awesome!  I'm back in my workshop once again working on new product!  It's also time to clean up my working space after some busy, busy days!  Things are getting a bit out of hand!

Love to you...

34 comments:

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Love your new bed,you did very good. I'm like you, I think it will look great painted in the shabby look. Be sure to let us see when it is finished.
Hugs, Pat

June said...

Oooh it's gonna be gorgeous Rebecca!!! What a find. I don't envy you the painting, but it will sure be worth all the work.
sending hugs...

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I am prepared for the painting....just remember this...when you come to visit me...you have to leave your furniture paint brush at home. Your decorator one is welome to come!!
I really don't have much vintage and antique pieces of furniture, but I am ONE OF THOSE who doesn't paint them.
I like your things though.
See I need a bigger house. With wings...the south wing could be traditional, the west wing mid century modern, the east wing whatever you call what I have, and the north wing shabby chic...see, I have plans!!!

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Dear Rebecca,

What a beautiful vintage bed! Looking foward to see the magical transformation. ;)

Have a lovely day!
Hugs ~Wendy

Blondie's Journal said...

oh, I love the new bed, Rebecca, and I think you should paint it as your heart desires!

XO,
Jane

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I think it's going to look fabulous Rebecca! You should do what makes you happy with your furniture......and yes, when the grandchildren start coming and spending the night with you, then they all have to have a place to sleep. I like to make nice memories for my grandchildren when they stay over!~Hugs, Patti

Anonymous said...

That is a lovely vintage bed, and I can just picture how it will look once you have finished painting it and probably adding some roses to the headboard!! I know some people do nearly faint at the thought of painting pretty wood furniture, but I am not one of those!!
My hubby is.....a few years ago I was trying to purchase a mantle to put on a wall in our bedroom...no fireplace existed, so first of all he asked me WHY I wanted to put a mantle there with no fireplace...I explained "to decorate"...and he said "OH!! To decorate".....??????
The mantle I wanted was a gorgeous mahogony one with a mirror across the shelf....the man selling it nearly swallowed his tongue when I said I was painting it....he was so disturbed, I bought another cheaper mantle from him and painted IT white. Now my hubby thinks it was a great idea....takes decorating it all up for them to SEE what you saw in the "raw" stages!!
So..."you go, girlfriend"..anything
you touch wil turn out beautiful...
let us see the final results, please!!
Have a happy "hunp day"...you know who will be home tomorrow!!!
Love, Francy

KATHY said...

Hi rebecca, I know your bed is going to be beautiful.I think it's gorgeous.Have fun painting.

Kathy

Theresa said...

From the looks of ALL of your transformations... this one will be no different:) Can't wait to see it all painted up!

Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

That is the PERFECT vintage bed you discovered!! It's going to look wonderful once you've done your "magic" to it :) My hubby once brought home this really nice antique/vintage table, but quickly sold it to someone before I could "get my hands on it", lol...yes, I was picturing it all painted cottage white :) Now he only finds things that he doesn't mind being painted, LOL :) Looking forward to seeing pics of the bed when it's all done and put in place!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Anonymous said...

NO NO REBECCA,,,, YOUR BED THAT YOU ARE GOING TO PAINT WON'T BE AS PRETTY AS THE NEW...... "IT IS GOING TO BE PRETTIER...I JUST LOVE THE BED YOU BOUGHT AT THE ESTATE.. UMMMM YOU DIDN'T TELL US THE PRICE....NO MATTER WHAT THE PRICE WAS... I THINK IT IS JUST BEAUTIFUL... YOU WON'T FIND ANOTHER LIKE IT.. WELL ======"YOU" PROBABLY COULD...LOL... HAVE A GOOD DAY... LOHOMA...

Melinda said...

OH, it is just beautiful! Can't wait to see it after the paint job!

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Rebecca,

Oh, I do love BOTH. The natural or stained wood and the white!
You manage to make it perfect; that I know.
Love to you,

Mariette

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Rebecca,
I love the bed..its going to be beautiful I just see it now!
I can't wait.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

stefanie said...

oh, that is going to be gorgeous!!! when painted!

NanaNor's said...

I love this bed frame and know whatever you do to it will only make it better. Love your inspirations photos too.
Have a great evening.
Noreen

NanaDiana said...

I see that you are still working away there, Miss Rebecca! I love that bed and can't wait to see it painted. I have a set of antique Jenny Lind spool beds that belonged to my hubby's grandfather and I have been SO tempted to paint them white over the years. They are a blackened walnut (I think) and they are lovely. Hubby has begged me NOT to paint them but when I went to the website you highlighted there is a set just like my own painted PINK! OH MY! Do you think he would notice if I painted them PINK? He just asked me not to paint them WHITE...He never said a word about PINK!;>) xo Diana

A Southern Rose said...

Rebecca,
This bed is awesome and it's going to be so beautiful after you paint it. I can't wait to see it! It's going to be perfect for your grandchildren when they come to stay with you. :)

I've tried several times to email you with my address but when I hit send, it asks me things that I don't know about how my email is sent, etc. I don't understand all of that computer stuff so I'll just put it on here.

Lee Laurie Yoas
1040 Chapel Dr,
Summit, Ms.
39666.

Hugs to you. :)

Linda said...

What a pretty bed. It will look amazing painted!

Marilyn said...

It will be fabulous! Most everything I have is vintage, except my piano. It is more than 100 years old! Can't wait to see it--did you really say fall project? I'd love to come over to be your encourager (better word choice than nag, don't you think?) for any of your projects. I'd work for cheap, too!♥♫

Cathy said...

Your bed will be BEAUTIFUL painted!! We paint all of our beds and furniture and they turn out so pretty....no matter if they are 50 or 100 yrs. old! Have fun and can't wait to see the finished product!! Hugs Cathy aka GGJ

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Rebecca~ Wanted to let you know, Miss Lacee is a Chihuahua. She does have the markings of a MinPin. I have got to be home with her the past two days and she is doing a lot better. Think she is just lonely.
Hugs, Pat

Dolores said...

However you finish this beautiful bed, will be gorgeous.... you have the artist eye for beauty!!!!
Can't wait to see the finished product.......

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

That will be so pretty Rebecca!... thanks for checking in on me... I am slowly getting better, just so very tired... xoxo Julie Marie

Jan M said...

Lovely bed! I used to be one that would faint at the thought of taking a paint brush to antiques or almost antiques. Now, I realize that if a little paint means they will be loved a little longer, it is perfectly acceptable! They just do not make furniture with those same lines and silhouettes, no matter how hard they try. A little paint sometimes makes those lines even more visible and beautiful! Can't wait to see your beautiful results!

EllenaElizabeth said...

Yes that is definitely correct, objects have to be over 100 years old to be a true antique. I have heard and read that quite a few times from different sources. Looking forward to seeing the finished bed.

Teresa said...

That bed is fantastic! I love it the way it is. But painting it will make it your own. I am not an antique purist and know that somethings just need a little tender loving care. I think it would stick out like a sore thumb being so dark. The best part is that it is going to someone that will love it!

Judy Miller said...

Rebecca, The bed is lovely as is but I would paint it too. Hubby nearly passes out when I find a piece then go for the paint brush, he's gotten use to it and now likes it. You can take missmatched pieces and make everything go together with just paint. I'm surprised you don't have an airless spray painter by now for those big jobs and things like spindles. Can't wait to see the transformation. When you do something wonderful like that I always call Hubby in to see what you do and he's amazed so he too is getting on the band wagon with paint. Have a Blessed Day, Judy

rosechicfriends said...

Hey Miss R...
You are just too sweet and funny! I loved your recent visits and just had good chuckles...gotta plan...first you come to visit moi...then i will come to visit your dreamy home..deal?

I think when i come you may have to find another bed frame cuz im gonna midnight rec that one when you're fast asleep..hehehe!
Hugs and love!
Lorena

Jean said...

Can't wait to see your final product.

Linda B said...

Can't wait to see this painted... it will be gorgeous!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I've known for some time that an antique was something over a 100 years old. So..no antiques for me. :) Well..I do have a cup and saucer from my Grandmother..it is from the 1800's. But that's about it I think.
No matter..I never have thought age was important...that is until I got a HUGE dose of it! Now..it matters.
:):)
Hugs,
Mona

Oh..by the way..I keep trying to find where your items are that are for sale. Just on Etsy and Ebay now? *sigh* Will check again.

Mary Ellen said...

Rebecca that bed has great lines!! You are so good at finding pretties like this!

Can't wait to see what you do with those cute tins you painted! Love little things like that!

bee blessed
mary

Kathy Ellen said...

What an incredible vintage bed! I love the beautiful lines and details of it, and can just imagine the lovely re-creation it will be when you have finished it. I will eagerly await the transformation!

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