1/25/09

MET MONDAY--THE BED

Welcome to my 2Nd Metamorphosis Monday sponsored by Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ please check out all the other wonderful
projects. Here's the dilemma-- When my 18 year old daughter decided to take all of her bedroom furniture to her new apartment last summer, her mom, being me, was left without a bed for her room. Well her mom,that being me, was quite depleted funds- wise what with two graduations, a vacation from the graduations and helping 2- 18 year old's get settled in their new digs. My sweet Mother-in-law had made my daughter a quilt (see pic below) for graduation and sweet daughter decided to keep it at home so not to get ruined. (click on any pic to enlarge) I had an extra twin mattress and box spring and so I took to looking for a headboard. I needed to find something cheap but not so cheap looking. One afternoon, I stumbled upon an antique headboard and foot board during a little garage sale hunting. The good news- the owners only wanted $15 for the pair. The bad news, a little chunk was missing from the headboard. My hubby said, "no problem, he could fix it" and I only wanted to use the headboard anyway. See pic below of foot board with missing top scrolly thing. My hubby removed a piece from here and carefully replaced on the headboard. Using the color scheme from the quilt, I primed, and painted the head board a colonial yellow.

Aw, finished new headboard for my daughter's room. I think the color goes nice with the quilt.




Another view here, I don't think you can tell where he replaced the scrolly thing. So, with the cost of $15, and a quart of paint I had a colorful new headboard for my daughter's room.




With the leftover paint I decided to do the old shelves in her room as well.





I was going to throw out this shelf but it looks cute with the new coat of yellow paint.

Thanks everyone for stopping by my 2Nd Met Monday and a special thanks to our hostess Susan. Cindy






30 comments:

  1. Oh Cindy!! It looks wonderful! Your hubby certainly thinks outside the box. Unbelievable bargain. I need to have your vision. Love the new color, too! Have a great week...Debbie

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  2. I love that adorable quilt and yellow accents. You did a fabulous job reclaiming that headboard into a work of art!!

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  3. Love that yellow on the bed especially with the blue! What a cute room! Thanks so much for sharing it! :D Jewel

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  4. Looks great you have to love those little deals you find;) I am sure she will love it! French;)

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  5. Cindy, what a bargain. Your hubby is just the handiest person to have around. The quilt is gorgeous. The shelf is a great compliment as well now. The tea pot lamp stole my heart..
    hugs ~lynne~

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  6. I love the yellow...so cheerful! And you did a great job giving the headboard a new life!

    and a beautiful quilt...glad your daughter left it where it would be safe!

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  7. Morning girl...love that great twin bed find! The yellow is beautiful with the blue..I can't blame your daughter for wanting to save that beautiful treasure of a quilt from her grandmother..great tranformation! I hope you have a beautiful week and thanks so much for coming by!

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  8. Oh I just love that bed!!! And what you did with the color looks amazing. Great job!
    ~Michelle

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  9. The room looks wonderful! You guys are so creative!

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  10. What a gorgeous room this is. I love the yellow and blue, and the quilt is just gorgeous. Your DH did a fabulous job and soooo handy. Love it. Hugs, Marty

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  11. Hi Cindy, I do love the blur and yellow combination. Your daughter must be thrilled to have a brand new bedroom. It looks terrfic...Sue.

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  12. Hi Cindy! Oh, that's a lovely headboard and it looks so bright and cheerful painted yellow. You did well! Love the quilte and that little lamp on the side table is adorable.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  13. Beautiful! love the color combo

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  14. Cindy,
    I love the yellow and blue! You did a fantastic job. Happy Met Monday to you...

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  15. Hi Cindy...

    WOW!!! What an awsome transformation! Love the design and style of that headboard and your honey did a wonderful job fixing the "scrolly" thing! Love that pretty sunny yellow paint and the beautiful quilt looks perfect with the new headboard...great job, my friend!!!

    Warmest wishes...
    Chari

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  16. How thoughtful of your mom to make a quilt for your daughter. I wouldn't want to mess it up either if it were mine. The bedroom turned out beautifully, You did a great job and for so little cost!..Christine

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  17. That bed is fantastic & the quilt is beautiful..your daughter is smart to leave such a treasure @ home for a while! ;o)

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  18. Hi Cindy,
    Thanks for the visit. Your daughter must be so happy with her new room. That bed is sooo pretty, loved it before and after..could not go wrong either way, now it picks up on that lovely buttery color. I added you to Blogs that I follow. Have a great week!

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  19. The yellow bed and quilt is beautiful! :) ~Rhonda

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  20. How absolutely lovely... you did a great job on the room, and fantastic on that headboard... a true Metamorphosis!

    happy monday! blessings, Dixie

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  21. Cute redo on a fun find. Love yellow!
    Linda

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  22. Cindy, blue and yellow are a favorite color combination of mine, so I love this room. Wow! what a headboard! So creative. And I love the quilt your mother made. laurie

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  23. What a nice bright space. The bed and quilt are beautiful.
    Have a wonderful evening,
    Tam

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  24. Cindy, This looks fab! I think the bed frame turned out great...love the yellow! And, the entire room revamped is so precious! Your daughter must love it! SUPER! `CC Catherine

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  25. Beautiful Quilt, and your daughter is darling!
    I think your guys did a great job with her room! How fun -I love doing that kind of make overs! ~Smiles~Tam!

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  26. great job by both of you! I love the colors, and the quilt is beautiful!

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  27. What a beautiful bed!!! Love the color!

    Thanks for stopping by!!

    Jan

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  28. You are just the sweetest to swing by the tablescape today. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I certainly enjoyed having you. hugs ~lynne~

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  29. Cindy...I'm sooooo impressed with both you and your DH. The bed looks great and the quilt is a true treasure! Wonderful MM post! Susan

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I would love to hear from you. Come back and visit anytime. Warmest Wishes, Cindy