Here’s a look at the quilt I have been working on this month. So far it has over a thousand pieces and its considered the most amazing thing Kyle has ever seen me make. 90% of the quilt is made from recycled materials that I found at thrift stores and have collected over the years. If you’ve been following this blog you might notice something is a little bigger. If Beyoncé has taught me one thing it is that you should upgrade from time to time and as chance would have it I was able to get a terrific deal on a king. Our tiny room could hardly handle a queen so you can see why pictured above all you can see is the bed. Any way… we got upgraded and now I need to figure out what we are going to do for a bed frame. I did a little search and here is what I turned up:
I thought this would be great if I had more room, but it seems like the kind of thing that would be really effective in a bachelorette pad.
This one is perfect in a Bridge to Terabithia kind of way. I would spring for the birds nests and tree branches if we lived in an old warehouse far from nature, but it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense in our tiny little room with a garden just outside the window. Other than that I am fine with a little fantasy en la cama.
This one is hitting a little closer to home, however our house is so new that I feel there would be too much of a disconnect between the old of all the frames and closet doors and the modernes of our fixtures and windows. And while I love the look, I want something more substantial, something I haven’t seen.
Or you can always get some old fence boards (or new ones and paint them to look old like the ones pictured above) and screw them into the wall. Not a bad idea, but it doesn’t exactly fit our space or the direction I am going. Looks great in their bungalow and is worth checking out.
I want something warm and rough like the wood above, something inviting like the trap, but also really want it to complement the Navajo quilt and all the industrial elements that i am weaving into the downstairs and then I came across this:
It’s great right? A bed for me, one for Kyle, and one for Rocket. Only one problem, I don’t know that i would do this with a king but I love how warm and industrial it is and then it dawned on me…
I have all these beautiful wooden spool tops sitting around waiting to be used. They would be perfect for a bed frame, they are heavy so I know as long as I connect them well they won’t shift around or break apart. They are warm, industrial, and have a that round edge that would help sweeten up the reality of what it is. I love the blue text with the room and it would be so simple to cut them down with a circular saw and a new blade.
This would be the general shape I am going for. I am not sure if I would want a foot board in this room, but I am tempted to make on just in case we wanted one later. My goal is to get it done in November so check in and see how it is going.