A New Bed

One of the first pieces of furniture Ryan and I bought together was a bed.  We ended up getting a dark wood sleigh bed, but in true allie fashion it got a “white paint” makeover a few years later:)

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all you wood lovers may want to close your eyes!

bed 005-OptimizedWhen we moved to the farmhouse I ended up distressing it as well.

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In a miraculous event, one night out on the town with friends I got the hubby to walk into Restoration Hardware with me.  If you don’t know Ryan you won’t understand how truly amazing that is:)  I drooled for awhile, even though nothing would fit in our house:)  but then Ryan saw a bed similar to this and said, now that I would like….

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Imagine my shock!  I said, “Honey, if you are asking me to buy a new piece of furniture you just have to say the word!”  This never happens, it’s usually me begging and prepping him for about a year and then I finally save enough or wear him down;)  But this lil sweetie rings in around $2500, not even an option for us.

To Ryan’s credit, he wanted a new bed because he was sick of a footboard.  He said his feet always hit it so he would love a bed without one.  It wasn’t just because he liked the style better, or because he loves change…or because he has a sickness…nope, that’s me:)

HE’S JUST PRACTICAL.

But this time I’ll take it:)

So, imagine my surprise when a few days later I saw that Joss & Main was having a sale on upholstered headboards….and not only that but everything was an additional 30% off for cyber Monday!  Ryan doesn’t know how dangerous it is when he opens his mouth:)

I was debating between this one…

and this one…

Sorry, that was the biggest pic I could find.

So, after much debating….although I loved the top one and was drawn to it, I was cautious that it might be dated a little more than the other.  Also, our house has more of a casual feel, not so formal, so I thought the bottom one was just a bit simpler.  I literally ordered the bed at 11:30, a half an hour before the sale was over…I HATE making impulse buys.  But 30% off was just too good.  I tried to order just the headboard, a steal at $175, but of course it was sold out.  So…I ended up buying the whole bed set for $320, which in the long run I’m grateful.  It came with the frame and upholstered rails and all.

I love when I can trade out furniture without a huge expense, and after I sell our sleigh bed, we aren’t out too much money!  Win win.

The bed came in the mail while Ryan was gone up North.  I can’t wait for anything, so I dismantled the sleigh bed and put together the new bed all by myself.  Fingers crossed it holds together!

Here’s a little sneak peak of her in our room…but I’m waiting a bit to show you the whole room as it is “in decorator’s crisis.”  One thing always seems to lead to the next….so the story goes.

So here’s a little sneak peak!

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although I am desperately in love with the old trunk, I kind of want to trade it out for one of these…

Someday:)

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I love the natural linen color and the nailhead trim.  It gives it a little masculine feel to even out the soft curve.

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I’m still working out the bedding, but I knew I wanted a white coverlet to add some more weight.  I was looking for awhile and couldn’t find anything that I liked for under $80, until I ran across this cutie from TJMaxx.  It was orginally $160, at TJ for $80, and clearanced out for $29!!!  Huge score, and I love how playful it is!  I’ll show more of it later:)

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I’m so grateful that just the headboard was sold out…I love the upholstered rails the whole bed came with.  Definitely worth the price.

So if you’ve never heard of Joss & Main, you should check it out here.  They run different sales everyday, and they have some really good deals.  The shipping wasn’t bad for a huge bed either, I think it was under $20!

**I know some of you are probably thinking, there a million diy upholstered headboard tutorials out there, I can’t believe you didn’t try to do it yourself.  After reading some of them, and seeing that most people spent at least $125 on foam and fabric alone, this was a much better option.  And the finish looks very high quality, something I know my own diy wouldn’t:)

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Comments

  1. My husband an I to bought the same bed many years ago and have been wanting to change it up. Can you please share how you painted and distressed yours. Thank you

    • I actually just started painting away with some left over trim paint I had. I didn’t sand or anything. I then just took my little power sander to it on all the edges to distress it a bit. It scares a lot of people, but you really can’t mess up distressing:) Best of luck!

  2. Love it. You definitely made the right choice. And I agree, at that price forget the diy

  3. I absolutely LOVE it! I too have been eyeing all of those beautiful headboards on Joss & Main regularly, and I think you may have gotten the single best deal ever on one! Love all of the white too!

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