“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Guest Room Bed Addition

For as long as I can remember, my idea of a guest room had to include lots of comfy beds ... and be a room set apart from the main living space that could be closed up until needed.

   Since we were able to build and design our own home several years ago, such a room was in the plans for the space above our garage.  I recently added another bed .. one discovered at a second hand store .. that I'm sure was under priced at only $80.  It's probably made from brass tubing and sand cast iron seeing how the pieces fit together with the side rails.  I primed it a rust color and added layers of oil rubbed bronze and a light spray of a metallic brown with a bit of the old brass color showing through to give it a well worn antique look. 

A trip to the Hospice Thrift Store netted a mis-matched set of double sheets ... look at the great wide floral border on the top sheet ... ($4.50 for the sheets and pillow cases).  The other bedding includes a king size white open weave blanket, an electric blanket, and floral coverlet with matching quilted shams, which were stored away and/or on the pop up trundle bed .. now stored underneath the daybed ..
vintage sheets
daybed with pop-up trundle can become a king bed

The accent pillow and winter farm scene picture were also thrift store finds.

This bed will one day sport the quilt I'm putting together with squares pieced by my late grandmother. 

Shopping second-hand and in the basement storage room made this new bed addition a thrifty find.


Wendy said...

And it looks great too!

Kathryn said...

Oh, so lovely, & so inviting. I'm sure your guests will be blessed. :)

I love setting up a guest room so very comfy. Ours is ok, but i'd like to do some embellishing.

Have a lovely week.

Maria Stahl said...

I'll be right over!

(And thrifty = awesome.)

FlowerLady said...

I love the look you've created in your guest room. What great deals you've had in putting it together too.


Pat said...

So pretty! Set up a few bunk beds in there and all the sisters can stay...except me, I want my own room, LOL!

Kell said...

Looks all cozy, comfy! Nothing better than thrifting...love that bed!


Wow! I wish our guest room looked that good! Our grandchildren will not allow it! :-)

Rebecca said...

Well done! I love the look AND the price!

LynnS said...

The guest quarters are very nice. Best of all -- that bed is fabulous!! What a treat to stay there as a guest! Nicely done, Mrs Mac!!

Mrs. Mac said...

I visited an 'antique' store yesterday and saw similar beds with asking prices over $400 (just for the frame) ...mine was a good 'steal' at only $89. Pays to visit junk/old furniture stores without the word 'antique' in the store name :)