This American made beauty was discovered in a small rural town in the Vermont countryside. It was actually in the home of a local antique dealer. Although all our beds go through the same restoration process of sandblasting off the old lead base paint it’s always nice to come across one, such as this , that has the original gold paint from the mid 1800′s.
Gold paint was very popular due to the desire of people to try and achieve the same look as the more expensive brass beds of the time. Conversely today antique iron beds have far exceeded the value and collect-ability of brass beds from the same period of time. The reason for this is due, in part, to our ability to weld and adapt the old antique iron double size frames to accommodate today’s modern queen and king size mattresses .
Unfortunately brass can not be welded and is not strong enough to enlarge as is iron. Also with iron we can create countless old faux finishes to better blend with and coordinate the linens and colors in the bedroom setting.
In the “after king conversion” photo you can see we’ve painted the frame an off white with subtle pink detailing on the castings. This finish was done at the request of the new owner to match a wallpaper sample she brought us. We also converted this frame to a modern king size by adding appropriate scrolled iron rods and castings to extend the width, yet maintain the symmetry and look of the original design. If you’ve enjoyed seeing this transformation you may want to bookmark our web sight as we will be posting a new “Before & After” every month