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« on: February 06, 2008 01:23:45 PM »

hello all,

ok, so currently my bed is very blah. it is a straightforward rectangle with absolutely no style. here are some pictures to help you get the gist...







i would love to have a bed more antique victorian, such as...


or...


does anyone have any creative ideas how to achieve this look? or am i better off buying a new bedframe??
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2008 01:45:18 PM »

Depending on the finances I would buy some mdf, cut out the shape wth a jigsaw, sand off the edges and replace the headboard with it. You can get some plaster molds from hobby stores or eBay in scrolls and such, cast these, glue to the headboard then paint the whole thing white. Paint those drawers white as well. Or if you don't need them, see if you could remove them to lghten up the look. Are you able to cut out a fancy shaping from the foot board at the bottom?
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2008 02:31:36 PM »

it would be really cool if you put some crown molding on the top of the sides and maybe even did some accent molding in a big square around the foot. Like these only on the bed boards!



 
does that make sence? Hope it helps!!!
Good luck, your bed it a great blank canvas to work with!
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2008 03:17:31 PM »

i don't know how advanced you're looking to get but i know they have pre-done decorative wood that you can purchase and just glue on and paint over. you could get some moulding from home depot and then get some cute swirly victorian looking things that go in the corners. i tried to find a picture but i couldn't find one.
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2008 04:30:57 PM »

thanks for all the suggestions! rillawolf, sorry but i wouldn't be able to cut anything out of the bottom  Sad i can take out those old storage drawers! i will definitely look into molding and pre-done decorative wood, do you guys know where i could find these things? i live by a Michaels, Joann's, and home depot, if that helps. will i have to go to a special store for the pre-decorated wood?

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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2008 06:47:28 PM »

Well, I can't think of how to give you open, airy Victorian from what you've got, but depending on your access to power tools, I'd say you've got a nice base to a fantastic four poster.
You could screw pieces of 1x2 on both sides of each corner (forming a V around the corners), add a lightweight frame to the top, maybe a little millwork and perhaps some veneer or beadboard to the footboard. Whatever decoration you want could be attached to plywood and mounted between the posts at the head and you've the headboard of your choice. A little paint (with care if you try to paint directly on the melamine, I find that stuff tricky.) a flat sheet tucked under the mattress to form a dust ruffle over the drawers, more fabric on top if you want and you have a seriously tricked out bed. The hardest part would probably be getting the 8' lengths of lumber home or painting melamine, if you choose to do so. Everything else is just measure, drill pilot hole and attach.
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