I have some pieces of furniture that I have “curb shopped” pretty close to home, in fact so close that I know the names of the homeowners that the pieces originated from. For that reason I have so lovingly named the pieces after their past homeowners and refer to them as such.
One thing about my kiddos is they are pretty rough on furniture so we refuse to purchase brand new furniture for them until they enter high-school. Worked out pretty well so far, especially w/the kind of neighbors that we have who have unknowingly
fed into graciously donated to my curb obsession.
Today I want to share with you Ned’s Bed. Ned, our neighbor, is a retired ex-military fighter pilot that lives across the street from us. I really have never been his family’s home but we do chit chat from time to time when we are out doing yard-work or
secretly watering staring at our drought infested yards from the serious Texas heat wave! Long story short, he was excited that he and his wife purchased a brand new bedroom set and they had to get rid of the dated brass bed ensemble real quick. Little did he know my brain was thinking “I KNOW someone this girl who is crafty w/spray paint! who could use a bed! … but was too embarrassed to inquire about it. To my suprise, two days later he placed a brass metal bed on the curb along with a brass metal coat rack and brass swivel make-up chair! At that time my LadyBug needed a bed frame for her queen sized bed so I swiped it up and dragged it all home after I confirmed he left for work real quick! SCORE!!!
This was three years ago, wasn’t thinking blog back than so I do not have the before picture – but here is the bed after I painted it white. It turned out cute for my LadyBug’s Lime Green and Hot Pink room, don’t you think? …and the little white chair-such an easy transformation!
She loved it, of course now she has switched rooms w/her brother (like musical chairs around here) and I have since painted this room tan, what was I thinking – Neon Popsicle Lime Green!?! (actually I caved in to her begging and pleading for the color because she is so cute when she begs)
Finally here is the coat rack, painted white and all dressed up in her purses.
|My grandmother’s 1970 circa pre-brass ugly mirror painted white also.
Notice the color of her new room! – yep, bright blue (doesn’t show bright in the picture though)! I am desperately trying to find the time to finish the chandelier so she can enjoy it some time before she goes off to college (I’m kidding, that’s quite a few years away thank goodness!)
See my lamp
Anyway, I love the transformation of Ned’s Bed and love it moreso that it was FREE! Shhhhh…don’t tell Ned!
Happy Treasure Hunting!