Upcycled Day Bed, Dressed in its finery

Ready for a Very Important Guest

It's not every day my Mum comes to visit; I've been anxious to show her my new tiny house.  She's been kept informed, but that's not the same thing as seeing and experiencing this exciting and magical project.

Sweet Dreams on a vintage and upcycled bed...

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So, what do you do when you only have one bedroom? 

Have a captains bed that turns from day bed/couch into a dreamy bed for a good nights rest, of course! Snuggled up with a hand fashioned bolster made from a salvaged vintage quilt, and hand embroidered pillow cases by no other than my Grandma.

What could be sweeter than a freshly laundered and dried in the sun pillow, sheets and comforter to keep a guest completely happy and rested?

You've seen the upcycled daybed from when I first found it in the recycle store; it was painted purple, and really looked quite hideous.  Painting anything white always helps.

A waffle weave throw and a good book...

The little buffet that I found at the same place was perfect for a headboard.  It's got similar lines, with the same kind of curves. 

I put the same copper pipe handles on them both to give them some consistency and pull them together even more.  See more interesting hardware that I've made.

or a basket of knitting, if you're so inclined...

Almost everything on this project was either found, salvaged or thrifted.

I'm lucky to have a fabulous thrift store run by volunteers - all the proceeds go to help pay for equipment for the local hospital. 

They have so far managed to fund several large purchases of life saving (and very expensive) tools to help make our health care in the area the best of any nearby small towns.

are all you need for a comforting visit...

In eager anticipation of a visit from a very special person, I've had a lot of fun getting ready - there's nothing like a deadline to prompt you into getting things accomplished!

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