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Bedroom Sneak Peek

I’m so excited to share my daughter’s room re-do with you guys, but it’s not quite ready yet. So I thought I would at least let you get a peek at the bed I found her.

iron bed makeover
Isn’t it amazing? I have been searching forever for a bed like this and I wandered in to an antique furniture store by our house and it was just sitting there.

Here’s a negotiation hint for you – don’t exclaim “Oh my gosh this is perfect I have been looking for one of these everywhere!” and then ask them to knock $50 off the price… Ok, so I’m not good at playing hard to get, this is why the Mr. will never take me car shopping :)  but at $150 I still thought it was an ok deal considering the cheapest one I saw on Craiglist was $350.

A close up of a bed

I loved the chippy white finish on it so much, I really hesitated to paint it, but I promised my girly girl she could have a pink bed.
So I hit it with some spray paint…and I would like to publicly apologize to the Mr. for the state of his garage floor – it now has a lovely cotton candy vibe in there, which I guess is better than the CSI thing it had going for it before when I was using red spray paint??

pink iron bed makeover

I’m loving the pink, it is so much more fun this way! Sorry about the tight shot – I didn’t want to give too much of the room away yet, but you will notice in the back that the pink walls are gone!!

A bed
Replaced with this freshly hung bead board wall paper that will be getting a coat of paint later this week.

Can I just pause a moment to explain what a “special” experience hanging wallpaper with my favorite 18 month old mountain goat boy was? Let’s just say he ended up in the bathtub fully clothed, soaking wet and happy as a clam. :)

UPDATE – You can see the finished room here!


PS My blog was nominated over at Apartment Therapy for The Homies Best Home Design and Inspiration Blog, I would love love love it if you have a spare minute to drop by and vote for me – thanks!


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  1. I had a similar metal framed bed given to me and each time we moved I brought it with. Then one day I just got rid of it. Now today it is being used in so many homes to decorate a bed. Well I think keeping it in a garage 40 yrs. waiting for that day would of been silly of me :) If I had it now I would be glad to give it to someone out in blog land; sorry

  2. I am loving her pink bed. When you said you were going to paint it I thought, Oh NO! But I love it and I am sure she does too.

    Did you say beadboard wallpaper? if so, were did you get it? i’d love it for my room.

  3. I tried to follow your link in this post to vote for you and it didn’t work :( If you tell me how, I will go vote for you.


  4. I adore this bed and the pink is incredible! I wasn’t sure when I first read that you were painting it, but seeing it done, it’s fabulous! Looks like a diva bed! LOL! I may have to find an old bed like this and pink it up too! Hugs, Leena

  5. I miss my daughter’s childhood! Love redoing a girls room. Beautiful color and I can’t wait to see the end result:)


  6. Oh! What a gorgeous colour! My daughter would adore a bed in that shade. Pretty new bedlinens I see there, too. Can’t wait to see the finished room!

  7. Ooh Kelly! I’m so excited! Can’t wait to see the finished room! I’m redoing my little girls room too! I just LOVE the pink! Loved the white too, but man, that glossy pink on that bed is pretty perfect!

  8. Holy goodness! I LOVE the pink! At first I wasn’t sure about you saying you were going to paint it and then I saw the pink and fell in love! It’s so pretty, Kelly! Your daughter is one lucky girl!

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