Welcome to my crazy life! I love to refinish and re create on a dime. Join me in this adventure creating beautiful in your home. I live in South Western Ontario, am married to the most amazing man (he has to be amazing to put up with all the "junk" I bring home) Together we have 4 GREAT adult kids, one daughter in law ( I couldn't have asked for a better woman for our son) and I'm Oma to the cutest and brightest little boy. Yes I'm biased!
I've come across the bed from mishap H.E. double L.L.
It all started innocently enough.
Found a wonderful antique bed and brought it home.
Obviously my taking pictures didn't work very well either. I know that somewhere in one of my thousands of albums there is a true "before pic" But really. This seems more appropriate.
They look fine don't they?
But even getting them to this point was a chore. I sanded them down and as feared the dreaded bleed through happened. Not a big issue if you are painting it dark, but when you are using a cottage WHITE....it's a huge problem.
Thankfully I knew what to do and these pics are after I fixed it. (hint, seal it with a poly, stain blocking primers do NOTHING!)
With that taken care of it was time to get it really painted.
Including the side rails.
Amazing right? Looks wonderful. All ready to go to a sweet little girl.
Side rails are perfect. Everything is ready. So I thought, I'll put it together and take some pics.
This is the kind of bed where there is a bolt that goes through the center and wood slides into the slots. But when I went to put it together..........it didn't fit! Panic mode. My client/friend was coming the next day to get it. Quickly I called hubby who ran to the basement to confirm my fears.....I had taken the wrong side rails. Run home and do it all over again.
See the difference between the two ends? Look closely. The width between the wood slots is different.
But finally I got it done
The saga continued.
When she got it home the bolt (which I KNOW came with this bed) didn't fit.
She started calling it "Frustrating Friday"
I ended up heading over to her place, just going there was so much easier than trying to explain what I wanted her to do.
We ended up ripping the old nuts out, going and getting new nuts and bolts and putting it all together again.
Today she sent me this.
See the problem? The part on the side rails where the cross wood sits on? yup...on the floor. It fell off.
This bed did not want to be messed with..it was perfectly happy sitting in my basement and being left alone.
After all this kicking and screaming from one stubborn bed....it better start behaving!
I can't wait for the after pics when she is all set up and ready to actually be used.
Ever have a project that just didn't want to behave?