First things are first. I didn't know when I would be able to post these most magnificent finds as they have been getting worked on for a number of weeks..... I have been looking for matching vintage twin headboards (for the girls) for well over a year. I've looked on Etsy, Ebay and in stores. One consignment store had the most wonderful vintage frames now and again, but they were so expensive. It hurt to pass them up. I knew I had to hang in there.
About three weeks ago, The Brad came home telling me he had stumbled upon a warehouse downtown in which a young couple was refinishing furniture. Because he loves me, he sent me down there even though he knew it would cost him. As I looked around at all the lovely tables, nightstands and chairs, my eyes fell upon a twin headboard leaning up against a corner. Upon inquiry, I learned there were two. And goodness gracious...they were not expensive as the couple had found these two (possibly 100 year old) frames (headboard and footboard) in a dumpster. They re-finished them and sold them to me and here they are.
It is very hard to get a good photo of the whole room, it's tiny. And I'm sorry but I can't be bothered to starighten up too much for you. I love you. But I didn't tidy the piles of books. Tough nuggies. See that last photo? See the sheet sticking out the bottom? Ya. Didn't tidy it. Too tired, actually. But, you get the picture, right? Darling beds! Vintage. Wood. Sweet. Beautiful! Now I want to repaint the whole room a bright white. Alas, the thought of painting it myself sounds very daunting. Ew.
Also, notice the granny square quilt? $7. YES! People, I know how to SHOP SECONDHAND! The trick? Find your favorite thrift store and give them lots of good stuff you don't want anymore.
I like lot of mismatching bedding. Funky quilts (that I usually make with second-hand material) and vintage pillowcases. Curtains were a $2 sheet. Just wash it all in hot water first! It's all good! Yes, my kids sleep in second-hand sheet sets. Why? Cause they cost $3 and they are perfect with no stains or holes (duh.) Have you ever slept in a hotel? K. Then what's the difference? The difference is my sheets are always pink and prolly an old grandma or little girl slept in them previously where as WHO KNOWS who slept in those hotel sheets the night previous!!!!!! EWWWW! (I don't sleep in hotel sheets unless I'm fully clothed, with socks on and my own pillow. My husband thinks I'm crazy.)
Anyway. Good tidings you and your thrfiting dreams. They will come true. Be patient.
Please come back tomorrow for another special treat!