After including a bed for Greta in her big-girl-room mood board that we found in the online classifieds, we were really holding our breaths that we would get it. We called and called and left messages with the seller with no response. At this point, we thought that we had definitely jumped the gun by including it in our mood board. Cocky, Marcums. I almost gave up, after all, the vintage twin bed was listed at only $65 (!!!) and I was sure someone swooped in and got it before we did. But, after a few days of calling and going crazy, I decided to send a text as a last ditch effort. The seller responded right away that the bed was still available and we were off to go check it out. Let that be a lesson to me?
Aw well, the important thing is the bed is all ours and will be perfect in Greta’s room. Although currently and temporarily (obvy), it’s hanging out in the family room:
From the back of the headboard, we learned that the wood is fruitwood and the bed is for a princess. Perfect. One day, Greta is going to just love that.
From the front, we learned that it could use a little tlc. While the wood is in overall good shape, it definitely needed cleaned and shined up. Here’s how the footboard (which looks about the same as the rest of the bed) looked before:
And after I cleaned it:
I like using Liquid Gold on all of the wood around here because it is a cleaner and preservative and, most importantly it also is Almond scented. Is there any other cleaner that is almond scented and why not?! It smells soooo good.
It only took about 20 minutes to clean and polish, errr preserve the whole bed and those twenty minutes had it looking a thousand times better. The truth is, when we first saw the bed in the classifieds, and weren’t sure the type of wood or condition of it, the plan was to paint the bed white. But now, we are loving the warm, rich tone of the fruitwood and wouldn’t dream of painting it.
As for the two tall posts on the headboard, I meant to get a shot so you could get a reference of how tall they are, but until I do, they are over 6 feet tall and solid wood like the rest of the bed which I think will look nice and substantial in Greta’s room.
With my last burst of energy, I dragged the box spring (that actually belongs to our king sized bed) we had stored downstairs, upstairs and well, this:
Too big. Wah. Wahhhhh. I believe it is an XL twin box spring, but it was worth a shot. So, while I am painting Greta’s room (check back tomorrow to see that reveal), Chris is shopping for a new mattress for the princess’s princess bed. When you put it like that, it’s hard to even be irritated. #amiright?!