Iron Bed Refinishing Fabric Material Matching

One of the more popular things interior designers like to do when selecting a finish for their clients iron bed, is to match the materials that are going to be on the bed. Most of the antique iron beds I’ve done for the Ralph Lauren Co. over the years have been around specific material swatches…

Iron Bed Refinishing Dark Rusty Crackle

This finish came about as a result of a customer seeing an bed in our store that happened to have this exact look……..except it was on a very thin gauge  bed that had been left outside for many years. The bed had seen better days and the white paint that had  been it’s original finish,…

Refinishing Bono Sand Finish

The Bono Sand finish is one of the more popular finishes we offer on our iron beds. It’s a lighter finish that goes beautifully with “off white” walls or adobe sand finishes. Most of the  beds I sold to designers and people in the Santa Fe area have all been refinished in this southwestern style…

An Iron Bed for an All Pro

Over the years I’ve sold iron beds to a countless number of professional athletes. Los Angeles Laker’s, Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, etc etc. Professional golfers, boxers and professional hockey players. But I must say, one of my favorite customers that got a number  beds from me was Jennifer & Joe Montana. Jennifer first…

The Country Cottage Iron Bed

Cottages have always been a great venue for our antique iron beds. Because cottages are usually smaller with bedrooms equally as small, iron beds have been a  popular way to bring attention to the bed without making an already small room look more diminutive. Many of the decorators I’ve dealt with, that specialize in country…

The Bowed Footboard Bed

Why would an  bed designer, design a  bed with a bowed or curved footboard? Many people feel it’s just something to set one  manufacturer apart for another. Something to make straight line beds a little different from the rest. But there actually is a practical reason for  “bowed footboard” iron beds. Both of the reasons…

Refinishing Your Iron Bed In Sandblasted Pewter

Occasionally I’ll get a person who loves antique iron beds, but doesn’t want an antique   finish. There are many people that want a new modern clean look, almost industrial in nature. As I’ve mentioned many times, the beauty of a metal bed is in the castings the foundry designed back in the 1800’s and…

Refinishing Finish Number 2 Two Tone Crackle

Iron beds were not just painted white back in the 1800’s.  That is what most peoples concept of a bed is……..white. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. Most  beds had a variation of colors or accented castings. Many beds of the day were painted with two colors. Generally the  perimeter was painted in a…

Character and a Past

From the days when Lincoln was in office and Billy the Kid roamed the wild west to when two brothers named Wilbur and Orville took to the skies at Kitty Hawk, and when President Woodrow Wilson announced our entry into the 1st World war, iron beds offered people the handmade craftsmanship and quality they had…