The Cottage Bed

 Nothing beats jumping into a bed after a long day.   
The cozy pillows and clean sheets are so inviting .  
 That is why I want my bed to be the most comfortable 
and a beauty to look at during the day.   
The perfect bed would have lots of pillows, 
and a down comforter at the end of the bed. 
 If I didn’t live with a house full of boys, 
I would ruffle it up, ruffled pillows, duvet, and dust ruffle.  
For now, this is a glimpse of what I have…  
 (oops..the duvet is a little “linen” wrinkled in the pic…)  
 I did sew the burlap pillow, which is currently for sale at The Boneyard.
I happened upon this bed frame that was cottagey 
and perfect for a bedroom retreat. 
 I had to have it!  
 If I would put it in my house, I have to snatch it up.   
Here is the before pic of the headboard…

 and footboard…

This would’ve been great painted white, 
but I felt it had to be more of a creamy, yellow.  
 I had some left over Sherwin Williams paint that was used in our bathroom.  
 The color would be the perfect base, 
then with a white wash over the base would complete the look.   
I really wanted a lot of texture, 
so haphazard brush strokes would give me the look I wanted to achieve. 
Here is the texture before the whitewash…
  Here it is after…
Here is the bed complete…
Wouldn’t this look great with all white linens?  
Or a turquoise pop of color?
What about a hot pink?
Oh, you could do so many fun colors with this bed!
It’s neutral, so the possibilities are endless.
I have seen similar beds at Ethan Allen and Pottery Barn… 
this is a hot style right now…  
 I just LOVE!
If I only had one more room… this bed would be staying right here in my home.


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  1. Oh- I love that bed. It turned out great- You did a wonderful job on it,Angie- Blessings and I hope you have a wonderful Holiday- xo Diana

  2. Wow, you don’t realize what a great shape that headboard is until it’s painted, Angie! I think it looks great with its new look!

  3. This looks wonderful! Now, it’s a great cottage piece! I love the new look!

  4. Angie, I enjoyed meeting you at Haven! I love your site and look forward to keeping in touch.

    -Erin @ DIY On the Cheap

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