October 19, 2016

Our Farmhouse Bed...

Brynwood Needleworks - Bed Frame Detail

I've been hunting...hunting for the perfect bed for the master bedroom here at the farmhouse. Last week I found it!

I can't tell you the style, but I can tell you what it feels and looks like to me. When I saw the detail in the woodwork, I was reminded of the Swedish farmhouse style. I think the white paint had something to do with that, too.

Brynwood Needleworks - Bed Frame
 
The frame was only partially painted when I found it, and the side rails don't really belong with this head and foot board set. I don't mind though. The bed is solid and not at all wobbly, so I'll finish painting it, and when those side rails are done, no one will be any the wiser.

My only real decision at this point is whether or not I want to paint it to match the woodwork paint color I've chosen for the house, or to use a chalk paint. I know the chalk paint is very trendy right now, but that wouldn't be my reason for choosing it. I know that I don't want the "chippy" look. I'd prefer clean lines, so whichever paint I use, it will be solid and clean on the wood. What do you think? 

Ahhhh, you're getting a peek at the master bedroom, too! Of course, the walls and woodwork will match the rest of the house, but I'm pondering whether or not to keep the carpeting. I love the feel of it underfoot, and it's in perfect shape. Although it would be nice to have refinished maple floors here, too, getting up in the morning and putting your feet on plush, soft carpeting definitely has it's appeal. I think I'll wait until the walls and woodwork are painted to decide. I still have time. 

Painting the bed will wait a bit, too. I have commissions that need to be finished, and oh, dear...must I say it? I'm going to have to start working on Christmas projects soon, too. I'd better make my list, so I don't miss something important! 

Do tell me what you think about the bed. I'd love to have some feedback before I get back to working on it!

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Danice said...

What a beautiful bed. I think I would go with a satin white paint or white chalk. As far as carpeting, well, I really do not like wall to wall carpeting even though it is warm to step out on. 'Prefer area rugs. I am sure what ever you decide to do will look perfect :)

laurajane said...

It would be lovely crisp white paint for me,I'm not a fan of chalk paint or the distressed look.I love the headbourd by the way.Wall to wall carpeting fo me too,the only place I don't have it is bathroom and kitchen .We do like our carpeting in the UK, I hate cold floors,but each to his own.( I have an imbalance problem and although I adore rugs they like to trip me up).
Xxx

Kris said...

The bed is gorgeous!! And refinished maple floors instead of the carpet?? Wow!! That is a tough decision. I think I would go with the floors and a large area rug for the warmth in the mornings when getting out of bed!! This is fun!!

Createology said...

You have found a simply beautiful bed for your master. Having spent too much money on Annie Sloan Chalk Paint I would not recommend it for a nice smooth finish. Your bedroom will be such a space of peace and calm. Lovely Dear...

Sewing In CT said...

Annie Sloan Chapl Paint isn't chippy. It covers completely. A couple of coats with light sanding in between and wax on top will be lovely and feel like satin!

Patchworker said...

Your new bead is just beautiful and am not experienced in the various paints so will leave opinions to others! I think whatever you decide on will look lovely but do have an opinion on stepping out of bed onto a warm floor so carpet would be lovely!

TerriSue said...

Donna, Okay I have to put my two cents in here. Carpet or hardwood floors...
and there is a question??? Really..

Love you!!!!

mray said...

What a beautiful bed! Such a personal choice..whatever finish you choose will be perfect, covered with stacks of your homemade quilts! Always like seeing the worn floor boards & area rugs. Amazing opportunities. Make it your own....lucky lady!

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