So right before we moved I bought a beautiful turned bed for my daughter at a flea market and sadly it is still sitting in the storage room waiting to be attended to. I am guessing that it was made in the early to mid 1800's as all the turned pieces are straight and the headboard and foot board are the same height. It needs gluing and refinishing and while all the spindles are intact there are some large gouges, which in my mind just adds charm. It is 3/4 size (48"x75") but it's still pretty easy to buy a mattress that size online, however I will have to adjust full size sheets down to size or go with custom bedding.
As I grew up in a house where it was a federal offense to paint beautiful wood, I am having some difficult deciding what to do with this. I have two ideas in my head:
The first is to clean it up and restore it to its original beauty, which my father would completely agree with and my grandmother wouldn't look down on me from heaven and scream.
The second would be to fix it up and paint it in a high gloss fun color that my daughter would love, like RAL 5018 from Fine Paints of Europe- RAL Collection
So what do you think? Would you paint or restore?
I live outside of Boston with my husband, two children, and dog. For the past 8 years I have been working with clients to help them make their home dreams a reality. From helping to build homes from the ground up to helping round out already finished spaces, I listen to my clinets and let their vision guide our process. I have always been a creative person planning spaces and working to make them function better. After completing the Residential Interiors program at Boston Architectural College I learned how to combine my love for funcion and flow with my eye for color, scale, and balance. As a graduate of New York University's Stern School of Business, I understand project planning and budget management. My experience working with clients, contractors, and architects helps to coordinate and streamline the home building and renovation process, helping my clients to have the home they dream of with less of the stress that comes with building and decision making.