I purchased a dresser from someone via craigslist a couple of weeks ago, and when I picked it up she said “oh, I also have the bed that goes with it, you can just have it if you want it.”
Um, yeah, OK. I hate to turn down free furniture.
Not too many people use a full size bed in the master bedroom anymore, but they are great for a small guest room. Or for a child’s bedroom. Or maybe you only have enough room for a double bed at the cabin?
This would be perfect for all of the above.
I painted the bed with Annie Sloan chalk paint, Old White and Coco. Then I added some vintage wallpaper border that I got from my friend Michelle to the foot board.
This bed has some charming details, but it’s not overly frilly. More tailored.
The bed retains its original label, which is kind of cool.
For those of you who are local, perhaps you have heard of the Golden Rule? It was a department store in St. Paul that opened in 1886. Eventually it became Donaldson’s, which may spark memories for some locals who go back that far. The Golden Rule building still stands in St. Paul, although it has been turned into offices.
It really is somewhat challenging to get interesting photos of a bed frame without a box spring, mattress and linens. While painting this bed, I thought about how it would look fully made. With pillows in front of the headboard, a good bit of the Coco will be covered up. I think this bed would be gorgeous with crisp white vintage linens and then a pop of the Coco color with this throw from H & M.
But since I don’t have a spare box spring and mattress handy for a photo shoot, you’ll just have to use your imagination.
So, what do you think?