07 April 2011

Repurposed Bed Frame? Yes Please.

No, this is not my bed.  I was reading Tesca's post over at her blog Wohnwasabi about green living using wood when I ran across this stunning bed.  I love her blog because she always offers such inspiring blog topics and I was so excited to see this post.  I did a little more digging and found out that this bed is the handy work of Dana over at House*Tweaking.  I like that she took something old and made it elegant with linens and pillows. 

The funny thing is, last week I came across the bed below in the West Elm magazine.  It caught my eye because we are looking for a new frame and the use of repurposed wood would fit in nicely with our eclectic style.  Is this a sign we need a repurposed bed frame?  I'm thinking, yes.   

My plan is to makeover the bedroom starting with the bed.  Currently our room has builder beige paint, and builder grade carpet in the same color.  It has become the dumping ground for furniture that doesn't have a place in the rest of the house.  There are lovely features, such as the trace ceiling and three large windows, but that's about as good as it gets.   We do a lot of reading and catching up on shows in our room and the space has never felt quite right. 

I'm looking for green inspiration for our room.  Do you have any great ideas or pictures? 

images: 1) Dana from House Tweaking   2) West Elm website


  1. I love that headboard! I don't have a ton of inspiration, but I wrote a post on our bedroom awhile ago...(hope it's ok to link it here:) )


    I can't wait to see what you guys do! I should do an update on our bedroom, since we moved and all!


  2. Thanks for the link Paula!

  3. Hi Abby, thanks so much for the feature. Love it!

    Yes, I think it's a good idea to start with the bed in a bedroom makeover. All the other furniture and accessories will fall into place after this... I'm in the middle of the same porcess right now. Unfortunately my dream bed doesn't come in the size I need, so I have to coninue looking around or have someone design it for me...
    Have a lovely weekend!



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