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Yesterday. I bought a bed. An antique iron and brass bed

Iron and brass bed

You might recall that my daughter took her twin bed home with her for her tiny guest bedroom. That basically left her old bedroom here a blank canvas. Fun! But it does call for decisions. The only thing I knew was that I thought I wanted the walls light gray and use mostly whites with mint green accents and silver accessories. Why that particular combination? First, I wanted a low color room. Our whole house is color, color, color. I love color, but would like one room to be light and pale. Why mint green? Because this wicker piece that came from my mother’s wanted to live in that room.

Mint green wicker


The picture colors aren’t quite true. I’d planned to use a bookcase in there with the back and shelves painted this same color. So far so good. You can see some of the inspiration rooms I’ve pinned on my “Spare bedroom ideas” board on Pinterest.

Then, at an auction a couple of weeks ago, I fell in love with a shabby, chippy, cream colored chest.

Shabby chest details

More pics of this later. It deserves a post of its own.

OK. This isn’t white. Hmmmm…

Then yesterday, a childhood friend’s mother called and said she was going to sell the iron and brass bed I’d admired and did I want to buy it? Yes, please.

It does have a foot board in the same pattern. Now, I originally planned to use either an upholstered headboard or no headboard, or a door or a mantle or something. But I do like this and it fits the room, so….. Now my white room will have gray, white, mint green, cream, brass and silver. Dangit! Best laid plans. I seem to be incapable of sticking to them.

Don’t expect to see any room pics any time soon. We don’t have a mattress, we’ll have to paint, and all kinds of things. I see at least a year in the making here. The 8 month in process craft room is still unfinished. It only lacks a few things, but they’re out of my control. Waiting on the hubby.