February 6, 2013

upholstering an antique bed

I had such a great response to my post about refreshing a vintage bed that I had to keep the conversation going. Thanks for all your comments! Several readers shared their favorite images of antique beds that have been livened up with new fabric. Here's their inspiration, plus another I found.


Elizabeth shared this adorable bed with upholstered inserts. The headboards were a $10 yard sale find. Holy moly.


Camille reminds us you can slipcover an old (not so pretty) bed. The bold fabric and crisp color make for a fresh new feel. And it's washable too, which is a huge plus.


Fran found this Gustavian bed with what looks like a simple linen panel. A classic look that can't go wrong.


Plenty of tutorials will show you how to upholster a headboard, but have you ever thought to do the rails? Jane did, and it looks amazing! What a great way to salvage a bed that's seen better days.

Makes me want to hit the flea markets. And buy a bigger house with a few more bedrooms to furnish!

3 comments:

The Vintique Object said...

There are always things to pin from your site, Casey. I love each and every idea that other folks presented. And they can all be filed away under project for my shop too. Thanks!

Camille

e.horn said...

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e.horn said...

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