Top Of The Food Chain

The biggest problem over the years has been replenishing my inventory at the rate that they’ve been selling. One of the reasons there are an abundance of reproduction companies making “pretend” iron beds……..and I stress “pretend”, is that there really aren’t enough around anymore to satisfy the demand. That’s always the reason you’ll encounter “reproductions”…

Antique Iron Beds for Extreme Home Makeover

Few projects I’ve been involved in, with regards to iron beds, have been as fulfilling as this bed that we did for a very deserving couple on the TV show Extreme Home Makeover. It was just one of many beds we’ve done over the years for the popular TV series.Art Nouveau, Victorian Our original connection…

Chicago Iron Beds

Outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania…….Chicago has probably more historic background as it relates to iron beds in Chicago back in the 1800’s than any city west of the Mississippi. There were numerous steel mills and steel producing factories in Chicago back in the 1800’s. So getting the materials that small independently owned foundries needed to build…

Miami Iron Beds

What is it that makes Miami one of the largest iron bed markets in the United States. Well first of all “good taste”……… secondly the amount of people from the Manhattan area, or largest market, that decide to retire and move to sunny Florida. There comes a point as we grow older that we ask…

San Francisco Iron Beds

Mid way through the 1800’s the California Gold Rush helped put San Francisco on the map. News of streets paved in gold quickly spread back east and everyone looking for a piece of the American dream started migrating west. Starting in 1848 the Gold Rush led to a large boom in population, including considerable immigration. Between…

As Romantic As It Gets……Valentines Day

You want to be as romantic as possible for Valentines Day for your wife, girlfriend, husband, boyfriend or significant other, you want to let them know  just how unique they really are to you. There’s a pretty good likelihood, with the economy the way it is, a five carat diamond from Tiffany’s or a new…

Atlanta Iron Beds

In the mid 1800’s there were four different railroads converging from all directions, establishing Atlanta’s growth. That early growth snowballed into the economic force Atlanta has become today. Large corporations have moved their home offices there and Atlanta experiences the foreign trade routes an connections few other cities in this country have. The Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta…

Dallas Iron Beds

Over the past 40 years of being in the business of antique iron beds,  the Dallas / Fort Worth area has generated more consistent growth in their interest for antiques such as iron beds, than any other city in the nation. Why????? When something continues to grow, such as the sales of antiques in a…

Cleaning & Old Finish

Quite often we’re asked to create a Shabby Chic distressed “finish” on our iron beds. But what many people don’t realize is that the “finish” they’re trying to create is hidden underneath the years of yellowing white paint and rust. So what’s the best way to find that fresh Shabby Chic finish on your antique…

Shipping Your Iron Bed

  The first thing to remember is that your bed isn’t a mirror that needs to be bubble wrapped with Styrofoam peanut’s. It’s thick wall steel tubing and heavy cast iron castings. But……with that being said, there is a degree of fragility to it that needs to be taken into account. Unless you’re shipping your bed…