Monday, October 4, 2010

"What are they going to do with a 57" width bed?"

Post title comes from the movie Pleasntville when a full sized bed causes quite a stir in this pleasant little town.
 If you remember dear readers, I set out to make 2 twin beds with no foot boards with two $4 cabinet doors I found at Habitat for Humanity and was going to hunt for the bed frames to hold the beds up...
 Well that was 7 months ago... and the box springs and mattresses are STILL resting on the floor. My good friend Mrs. Tate (who owns the antique store) put up for sale a pair of  twin beds with matching head boards and no foot board, (that date 1966) about the same time I nailed the cabinet drawers into the wall  to make matching head boards.  I would have jumped all over them BUT she was asking $175 and I just couldn't do that. They were exactly what I was looking for, they even have a latch on the back of the head boards where you can keep them as two twin beds, or push them together to make a king sized bed!
(The twin beds in the store)

Well this last weekend  I plopped down onto the bed and the cabinet drawer turned headboard came out of the wall and I COULDN'T GET IT TO STAY SCREWED IN THE WALL. So I call up Mrs. Tate and ask if she still has the beds, she does, I ask how much she is asking and then she informs me of a 75% off everything sale (because shes going out of business) and that the new retail price with tax is around... oh....


Sold!  I picked them up Thursday and took them to the lake Friday night. Patricia and I went to Wal-mart and picked out some bed sets that match the rug I purchased earlier this year, so now we have GOOD beds, and sheets.... next weeks pay check? Pillows and SILVERWARE haha, I think the beds fit right fit right in! I also realized now with the purchase of these bed the Casablanca now has all real furniture in every room!!!  
(The new beds & linens together)
Hehehe who knows maybe someday when a "Mrs Jordan" comes along, we can push our twin beds Ricky and Lucy.



Linda @ A La Carte said...

Mick you scored on those beds!!! Love them! The bedding is very cool.

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

SWEET deal!!! They look fantastic!! Whoo hoo bet that made you happy! =D

Jabacue said...

Oh that 'Mrs. Jordan' will be one happy person!!!
The room looks great Mick! Good job.

SusieQT said...

That whole room really looks great Mick! The bedspreads and the curtains and wall art really work well together. Nice job!

vegan.and.vintage said...

I love the color scheme you have going on in that room. Looks good!

Amber Von Felts said...

Aw cool! I like the Lucy turned Mick's graphic! Don't worry, I haven't forgot about our design project...just been overly busy!