Tuesday, February 21, 2006



A couple of years ago William and I were driving down a street when we saw a iron bed frame laying with a pile of trash waiting on the trashman. We stopped and William walked up to the house to ask if we could take the bed frame. It was a double size and our mattress set was queen so we got a friend of ours to weld a few inches to each rail. He did such a good job you can't tell anything was done. So yesterday after my stepson brought down this bed and our antique highboy and dresser I did a little rearranging. The king bed that I had made the headboard for is gone (given to William's daughter). The white nightstands are moved to another room along with the white chest of drawers. I now have my room back to looking antique (like me). There is very little money in any of our items. The bedframe was free, the old whiskey barrel used as a nightstand was $10, The highboy William picked up years ago (before I came into the picture) for $25, The dresser we purchased at the Goodwill for $15 and the vanity I got at an auction for $10. The only thing purchased new was the bedding and my little night table ( which opens up for storage). Some people enjoy lovely new bedroom sets that match and are modern. I am glad they do cause it makes it easier for me to find the old "junk"!

Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. Ephesians 5:14

Perchance that sleeping Christians might have been startled and aroused, could we have realized that days like those would never come back to us; that being misspent they had passed away.

14 comments:

Patricia said...

beautiful! i love the vanity.

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

its amazing what people throw out..you can find treasures that way..

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Loved reading about your lifestyle. I commend you for it.
I know I will visit you often.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and your comments. Marion

Mindy said...

I love that bed frame..you have done a great job in your room, and the whiskey barrel..genious!!! The scripture that you chose for the day ALWAYS cause me to think and ponder, thank you! Hugs to you dear!

Donna said...

What a lovely room. It's proof positive that with creativity and determination a beautiful home is possible without spending tons of money. I liked your nightstand probably because I have a very similar lamp and the two books are some of my favorites!

Flossy said...

Lovely room Peggy. I love to see what people do with their found treasures :)

Heather Smith said...

I wish I was creative in the area of decorating. When I see "junk" as you call it. Junk is usually exactly what I see. But you take it and make it look great. I don't have that talent!
Also, I'm not shocked to see you reading "The Shunning"
Great book. There are times I'd like to enjoy the Amish life. But as I said on my site today, I'd have to have my music!

Amy said...

I just love your bedroom and your iron bedhead is to die for. I love awesome bargains like these.

Finn said...

Hi Peggy, I'm back..*VBS* I actually can almost read the blogs..LOL. And even if my eye isn't a 100% my spirits are high..*VBS* I love the new color and the daisies..*S*

And I totally LOVE what you have done with your bedroom..great finds all, and put to such good use. You always amaze me..*VBS* Hugs, Finn

dolly said...

i love it - that bed looks so great ~ you are very talented to create that out of trash! love dollx

Rachel said...

Lovely bedroom. You have created a beautiful room without it costing a fortune. Way to go!

Calidore said...

What a stunning room. How clever you are to put it all together in such a lovely way. I'm one who bought a new bedroom suite. There never seems to be such lovely finds around here, but I'm always looking...lol..

have a lovely day.

Maggie Ann said...

Dear Peggy, you are a born home-maker. I love seeing pictures of your home...everything is special, just like you...smile.

ms*robyn said...

don't you just love old junk! you have done well with it all Peggy!