A couple of weeks ago I was browsing at a local furniture store with one of my best friends and fell in love with a bed. I really wasn't in the market for a bed, and of all things, a bed shouldn't be an impulse purchase. I had a perfectly fine mahogany bed, although I will admit I wasn't totally in love with the style. I thought about it and thought about it and thought about it. This new bed wasn't cheap. So I put my bed on Craigslist, and what do you know, it sold lickety split. After sleeping with the mattress and box springs on the floor for a couple of weeks, and with my Craigslist money burning a hole in my pocket, I decided to check back and see if the bed was still available. It was. So....
Look what showed up at my house today!
The bed is made of birch and has amazing Chinese chippendale styling. That is why I fell in love with it. I know that upholstered headboards are all the rage, but I've never fallen for a bed the way I fell for this one.
I'm working on revamping my bedroom a bit. And I am sure I will blog about that when I finish it up. But here is the headboard in its final resting place.
Putting together the siderails and footboard...
Even the footboard has a little chippendale detail.
Putting on the sheets...
And after I quickly made it up! The pillow with the monogrammed silk applique is from Pillow Talk, and the white matelasse bedding is from Ikea. You can't tell from these pictures, but this bed is tall! The headboard is 70-inches at its tallest point. When I finish with the room I will do a thorough look at everything. But I am so excited to start with the bed!
I am trying to decide whether or not to skirt it... I made a bedskirt in the same fabric as my curtains. But a skirt will cover up the footboard and side rails (you can't do it underneath because of the support beams). So tell me what you think- to skirt or not to skirt?
In a Charlotte Moss moment I gathered the curtains instead of pleating, but after a year I am not loving the gathered style, and when I have time, I am going to make them into pleated panels. It shouldn't be a difficult project! Stay tuned next week for some sewing advice from the MoS Girls. We both use our trusty machines quite often!
Have a great weekend!
EDITED TO ADD: Quite a few readers have requested the details on the bed. The manufacturer is Highland House (a Century brand), and the style is called Brighton. It is available at Horchow (I guess they licensed it?) here. I purchased it at The Boulevard in Charlotte, where it was a good bit less expensive than at Horchow (and you save the extra $600 shipping fee....)