Furniture Atonment

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I hope everyone one on the East Coast, midwest, and all the places that were so affected by the storm are warm and dry, and safe!  If you don’t have your power back on, I am thinking of you and hope you do very soon.

In the spirit of Halloween, I thought I would tell you a scary story.  About a year ago, I bought an old bedroom set at a garage sale for $5!  Well, it was $5 worth of furniture.  It was old, needed a ton of cosmetic repairs, and I thought I was up to the challenge.  Fast forward one year and some months…..It has been sitting on my side yard suffering major furniture neglect.  Maybe because it needed so much love and attention, I just wasn’t up to the task of giving it what it really needed to be beautiful.  On a recent cleaning of the side yard, it called to me once more.  More like pleaded and begged to be restored.  How could I ignore it’s pleas?

I took it in and gave it a thorough cleaning, then surveyed the wounds.  Lots and lots of glueing, clamping, and filling.  I CAN’T find my ding dang picture with all the clamps on it, but this picture gives you the basic idea of what it was before, and during:

After the filler dried, the glue dried and my hands recovered from all the clamping.  I got to work sanding and smoothing.  Then came the fun part.  I chose CeCe Caldwell’s Vintage White because it was going to be staged with an entire bedroom set I am selling this weekend at PFM.  (Post on that coming soon).  The bed was so happy, it never knew it could look so gorgeous and so pristine.  I was so thrilled all the repairs actually worked!

This happy bed is heading down to Paris Flea Market today where it will be for sale this weekend.  Come check it out if you live in the Bay Area, we will be all decked out for the holidays!


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  1. says

    Love this! I’ve seen these on the side of the road from time to time. Damaged but you’re redo makes it look possible to turni it into something beautiful!
    Great job!

  2. says

    It turned out gorgeous! I can see that it is happy. Hope it goes to a good home soon.

    The French Hen’s follow your blog and have your link on our page. Hope you will join our blog and do the same.


  3. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says

    Oh my goodness, that bed is gorgeous! It could be the starting point for an awesome room! Happy trick or treating!

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