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Topic: even more photos! I made my bed! And I'm not just talking about the sheets  (Read 18023 times)
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« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2008 11:38:02 PM »

woo post-K NOLA salvaging. (what warehouse? are there still handles left?)
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« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2008 01:24:11 AM »

Your bed is amazing  Kiss and adorable !! It reminds me of my favorite book " The Bed Book" by Sylvia Plath.  The only kids book she wrote I think. it's full of crazy wild beds that fly and shrink and you name it, but they are " not just your white little, tucked in tight little, nighty night little beds, instead......"  I recently started re-reading this book with my grandson and it's my obsession -- any way your bed could be one or the illustrations in the book !
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« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2008 03:36:06 AM »

I really like this! I've been wanting to make my own bed for a while, but I'm intimidated by the actual construction. Obviously, I just need to find myself a boyfriend like yours!
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« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2008 05:47:02 AM »

I am seriously in love with your bed. It's so colorful!
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« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2008 06:26:36 AM »

Absolutely stunning!!!!!!
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« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2008 07:29:26 AM »

Am I jealous?  Yes!  It is gorgeous!!!!
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« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2008 07:57:41 AM »

Wow!  I love it!  I painted a "Happy Chair" one time, and it many different designs on it, like your bed.  It took forever, so I really appreciate your work from that perspective alone.  Also love the knobs.
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« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2008 08:02:58 AM »

This is so freeeeking awesome! Wowza what an awesome job!
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« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2008 09:03:20 AM »

That is a great bed!! Have you started on anyother pieces? Grin
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« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2008 09:57:17 AM »

woo post-K NOLA salvaging. (what warehouse? are there still handles left?)

They're from Ricca's Architectural Salvage, on Solomon between Orleans and Bienville, in Midcity. These had been flooded and were gunky, but the only ones they have now are new and expensive. I broke one of the knobs on the posts and had to pop in there to replace it, and it was muuuucch more expensive, and shinier than the other.

The construction wasn't very difficult, actually. Boyfriend's pop has lots of tools, so that was great. The biscuit cutter was essential for the head and foot boards, although one could just use some nice plywood. We used a couple of saws, a drill press, a router, a sander, and a million pipe clamps. It was difficult because we were kind of designing it as we went, but building a second one would probably take half the time. I could knock the painting out in about a 1-1/2 weeks at this point. This is definitely a do-able weekend project for someone with moderate skills.

Thanks for all your comments!
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