What we did this weekend; We had these old doors that Gary salvaged from an old pine cabinet we had outside in the back yard. The cabinet was literally falling apart, I knew we could re-use some of the wood and so we began to create head boards for the guest room. (Gary come out from behind the doors. You have some sawing to do!) The top molding from the pine cabinet, all the wood was hand carved.
Lots and lots of old rusty nails.
And the head boards were created.
First let me show you what the guest room used to look like, I posted the guest room a while back. We had a trundle bed due to the space constraints. The mirror over the bed is an antique that we painted, it's so heavy about 40 pounds.
Our Grand-daughter did not like the heavy mirror above her head, although it was securely bolted in the wall.
Also when the bottom trundle was pulled out the room was very tight and no room to move. So we needed to re-arrange the room for the Grand-kids comfort.
Come on in and see the new space for the kids. I know this light-fixture is very different that's why I like it so much. I added the little crystal's, you may need to click to enlarge the photo to see the crystal's.
We pulled out the two trundle beds and put them on either side of the walls, so both the Grand-kids could have their own bed and space, they can hide their toys underneath the bed now. I used a white wash on the old pine wood, it took two coats for the color wash. The room is much more practical now.
We are ready for the Grand-kids or my Sister to come and sleep over. There are many home made items in this room, The cross stitch picture, curtains, curtain hold backs were made from butter dishes, crochet afghan's, embroidered pillow cases, chenille bear on the bed, the dollies on the antique dresser and the round pillow that matches the curtains. The good-nite sign was had made, but I bought it at one of my favorite shops in town. ( I love home-made!)
Gary did a great job making the headboards for me. The room is much simpler now and the Grand-kids are happy!.. Me too!