1.06.2014

A Schoolhouse Electric Inspired Bed

The bed is DONE.   I bought the bed off Craigslist back in October, and it was in rough condition with rust and chipped paint.  A little elbow grease and I turned my find into a Schoolhouse Electric style bed.   I originally did not choose black for the color, but it only seems natural to have it now that I look at it.  I asked my 3 year old what color he wanted his bed, and I was willing to paint it any color he chose.  He said black, and I asked him if he was sure about that.  He said yes, and I said heck yeah!!!





Yep, I went there.  I wrapped fabric around his metal headboard.  I will definitely go there again, if the opportunity ever arises.






Do you remember when I bought this bed?  I blogged about it here along with sharing some inspirational photos.  Although I was a fan of the chipped paint look, it tested positive for lead, so I sanded it.  I used some black paint I had on hand, which was interior house paint and then applied Polyacrylic over it.  I used a cheap brush from Lowe's, which seemed to do just fine for this bed.


And do you want to know the biggest bonus of having this bed besides the ability to sleep guests?

STORAGE.

Something our small home lacks.



And we all like before and afters, right?  Although, the before was really nice too.  :)





There's something about that zebra in the picture above that makes me smile.  I think it's the way it has collapsed over from exhaustion and is smiling.


Thank goodness Owen loves his new bed.  Now if I can only get him to sleep in it the entire night ...
xx nancy



Bedding is from Ikea and Target.  Cloud pillows made by me.  Zebra from Pier 1.  Woven basket Nate Berkus for Target.

Related posts:

Paint color options for the bed
Owen's room with a source list

One year ago:
Catalog Quilt finish
Two years ago:
Kitchen Tile

Linking up: Craft-O-Maniac, It's So Very Cheri, The Dedicated House, Tip Junkie,

25 comments:

  1. Love it! The black is perfect. Owen has a designer's eye! He must have inherited that from his mom. Adorable pic of the bed jumping! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. What a gorgeous bedroom! When I saw the pics, I was sure that it's from a home decor magazine - WOW!

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  3. The bed is perfect in his room - love the black and the fabric detail. It's great in front of the plank wall too. The black instantly makes the room feel more like a "big boy" room. I have a black and white curtain project on the go for my boys' room so I'm definitely a fan of the colours. :) Love!

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  4. Love the fabric detail on the bed! Such a cute boys' room.

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  5. I love this!!!!! You completely nailed it (as usual). The blankets you chose for the bed are just perfect too! And I'm right there with you about the "sleeping the entire night" comment... I'm in the same boat with my almost 4 year old.

    Natalie

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  6. Great job. The whole room is so awesome. It really is growing up with him.

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  7. The black is perfect!! Good choice Owen:) Amazing job as always Nancy! Love the capture of him jumping on the bed....priceless!

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  8. OK, that bed is brilliant!! The whole room is, really. I really love your style!

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  9. Simply stunning! I love how you've styled everything. It just induces COZY. So glad I clicked over from Tip Junkie. Pinning!

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  10. You are amazing, this is awesome!

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  11. I seriously love everything in this post!!!

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  12. What an amazing room! I love your style and the photos are wonderful

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  13. That room looks magazine perfect! I love that style of bed, it looks amazing!

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  14. So darn cute! Great job, I love it. Jen-COM

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  15. Oh my gosh, LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE everything in every picture. LOVE.

    ;)

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  16. What a beautiful job you have done!! congratulations!!!

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  17. The whole room looks great! You did a fabulous job!

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  18. Love the bed, and especially love the cheeky monkey bouncing on the bed! Is his room always this tidy?? My kids are not!

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  19. I love the colors and am obsessed with that white and red blanket! Is it from Target or Ikea?

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  20. Hello! Really wonderful room! Can I ask where the curtains are from? Probably not a place that ships to Switzerland, but I love them!! Thanks, priska

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  21. Thanks! I made them, and the tutorial is on the blog. :)

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