Friday, December 6, 2013

A Real Jenny Lind Bed and a Bedroom Makeover

I forgot that I did this in the fall and hadn't posted it yet. 
 That's why there is beautiful green grass instead of 3 feet of snow and -29 C for a back drop.
So we've all seen the
 Land of Nod
reproduction of Jenny Lind beds
and the fun colours that they come in. 
 I had in fact pinned a turquoise one myself
 and then almost died
when I saw that they were
I almost died again
(I know, a lot of dying I should look into a good life insurance plan)
 when I found this beauty
on Kijiji for
It is the original 120 year old spool bed and it is gorgeous.
*disclaimer (wood enthusiasts look away for the next part)*

I primed her white and fell in love
 and decided to paint her white so that she would stand out in my daughter's room,
 which is a lovely Tiffany blue colour.

Here is her room before the furniture came in.
and after
I love how the bed colour is in such high contrast to the wall.
Found some cute pillows at Target and since I'm not quite done the quilt that I've been making we just threw on her old comforter.
She is quite happy.
While doing the bed I also found this shelf for $5.00 at a garage sale.
Primed it white and was going to paint it light green, but really there is something wonderful about the contrast and it matches with the other things in her room, so it stayed white.
She got all excited that her room was coming together and organized her closet.
Got to love it when they are
old enough to care about the way things look.

I've completed a desk as well.  
(this is the before)
 It's going to be a part of a built in reading nook,
maybe for a Christmas gift.
This little side table still needs to be done,
(getting rid of the blond oak top)
and new hardware.
but of course the
 snow and crazy temperatures
 have killed all outdoor projects until April.
Looking forward to warmer weather.
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1 comment:

  1. Karyn! I have that exact corner shelf that I got on kijiji. But it was already painted white! Wierd.

    You need a heated garage so you can continue with your creativity all winter.