Tuesday, October 14, 2014

King Size

A few weeks ago, Grant surprised me with a king-size mattress.  The purchase catalyzed a master bedroom re-vamping. 

Little by little we've been putting the master back together.  We found bedside tables...

...and a king-size matelasse coverlet similar to the queen-size one we had before...

...as well as a larger blanket...

As I've mentioned before, antique king beds do not exist, so we searched Craigslist for an early American reproduction four-poster bed.  After just a week, we found one nearby listed for $500.  We really liked the lines of it and managed to negotiate the price down to $400.  Now, it's ours.

I still need to move the windows further apart and do a new plate arrangement, but I'm happy with the feel the bed adds to the room.

Many early American reproduction pieces have chunky posts, but this one has nice dainty finials.

What sold me was the Jenny Lind-like detail on the footboard:

(That's Callie's tail happily wagging on the right.)
The carving on the posts is great too...

We're pretty thrilled with the bed: the wood tone is great, and it lends to a more colonial feel than our old headboard did.

We also hung curtains in the bay window: one large panel on each of the side windows of the bay and two narrower panels on the center one.

We went with a pinch pleat for a more structured, traditional look, but they also have a back-tab for easy hanging.  They are barely off-white, which goes nicely with our wall color, and have a linen-like texture. Thumbs way up for these lined panels.

I think this iteration of the master will be finished soon. More pictures to come with the progress!

Happy Tuesday!

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