The Lighthouse Bed

February 18th, 2010 in member junk     
MakinItHappen MakinItHappen, member
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So fun and relaxing to nap here.
It took a while to find the right shape table legs.
After cutting them off and drilling a hole, I glued dowel pieces in the hole; they fit perfectly in the holes in the bed posts.
The tops are wooden buttons topped with beading elements. The astragals are made from plastic cross-stitch mesh with every other divider cut out.
I couldnt paint them all the same. Variety is the spice of life!
So fun and relaxing to nap here.

So fun and relaxing to nap here.

I got a super deal on this oak daybed at Goodwill. It was in pieces and I wasn't even sure they were all there, but it was too good to pass up. Turns out it was all there except the ball finials on the posts, which I replaced with lighthouses I made from table legs. Maybe too funky for some decorators, but I love 'em.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, cottage, eclectic, funky, , fun, bedroom, beachy, bed finials

Comments (7)

Posted: 5:58 pm on April 25th
jodygale writes: I have a soft spot for lighthouses since we started our marriage, 25 yrs ago at Cape Hatteras. Your bed is just darling. I think your idea works beautifully. Posted: 10:37 pm on March 1st
ninnarae writes: Very creative way to replace those finials!! Posted: 6:44 pm on February 18th
alicemom writes: Fun and very creative.
smiles, alice Posted: 2:03 pm on February 18th
RustyDiva writes: Very creative fix! You did a great job on painting the lighthouses and I love that you mixed it up. Awesome job!!! Posted: 11:28 am on February 18th
suewhitney writes: No two lighthouses are the same! Love this idea...very creative.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 9:56 am on February 18th
artteachergirl writes: Amazing idea!! I love your adventuresome spirit...take a chance on things and they usually don't disappoint. Decorators smecorators:-), do whatever you like! Posted: 12:27 am on February 18th
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