Thursday, December 27, 2012

Nantucket Spray Iron Bed

I have had this bed for a while. It was an amazing Craig's list find. I won't tell you what I paid for it, you would be jealous. I will tell you I paid less for the bed then I did for lunch today with my daughter.

If sat on my back patio for months. I wanted to have it sandblasted but that was at least $100. I really didn't want to invest that much so I needed to come up with something else. I heard about PB Blaster & decided to try it for myself. It was great! I sprayed the whole bed & used a wire brush attached to the drill. The paint came off so easily! After removing the paint I lightly sanded the entire bed. Now for the hard part, picking the color!  I put a picture on FB asking what everyone would choose.  I was trying to decide between one of CeCe Caldwell's many turquoises & Simply White.  What a debate!  I could see it both ways but I was leaning towards turquoise & chippy.  Only problem was once I removed all of the paint, the bed was silver & I didn't have time to do 2 layers of paint.  I was spraying the bed & it was turing cold, I only had time to spray one color.  So I decided to go with CeCe Caldwell's Nantucket Spray, a gorgeous pale blue-green.  And I still got to use all of the white bedding I had pictured in my head.
I took apart the springs & sold some of the springs in my shop, put some on my Christmas tree & made others candle holders.

I used the top part of the bedspring to hold my Christmas cards this year.  It worked almost perfectly.  I need to do something to the horizontal metal pieces that the cards were attached too.  They tend to slide a little if they get too many cards on them.  But I did enjoy it & it was different from what every one else had!

Here is the bed.  I didn't get pictures before I took it to the shop.  I really wanted to take them with the bed all made up & it is too hard to carry a mattress & boxsprings down the stairs just for a few pictures!

I still have one large piece of the bedsprings left.  Now what to do with it...

In The Old Road