Once again, I ran into Restore to look at something, and came out with something else.
Ever since we searched for a full-sized bed last fall, I have continued to keep an eye out for something a little closer to what I had originally envisioned. The bed that we ended up purchasing at the time was the best we could find, considering our time constraints and budget, etc.
The bed I found at Restore the other day is similar to the last bed. It has a wonderful curved footboard with lovely detail and elegant feet.
The headboard is also quite similar, except that it has a more streamlined top profile compared to the crown detail of the other one. The reason that I prefer the streamlined version is that I am going to wrap the headboard in organic batting and then have a slipcover made to go over it, basically creating an upholstered headboard. I think it will offer a great deal of comfort for reading in bed. But also, I just love the look of an upholstered bed, especially for girls.
I will paint the footboard and legs to coordinate with the fabric that I (we) choose. The bed was just $75, which was half the price I paid for the first bed on Craigslist.
My other discovery at Restore were these beautiful old brass pulls. I just love them and hope to use them in our renovated kitchen. The only restriction is that there are only eleven, so we'll have to see if they'll work. They were 50 cents a piece.
Renovation updates next!