Iron Beds and Copper Pots………

Over the years I’ve had customer want me to do finishes on the iron beds they’ve gotten from me, around everything under the sun. I’ve had child’s parents send me comic books with colors circled that their child wanted their bed painted like. I’ve had the Ralph Lauren Co. send me material swatches, paint chips,…

A Bed for “Extreme Home Makeover”

One of the more enjoyable things I’ve had the privilege to be a part of in my business, was being able to do a bed for a needy family on Extreme Home Makeover TV series. All of the items used on the show are donated. Donating antique iron beds for silent auctions or causes isn’t…

Matching Twins Canopy Style

Every little “princess” wants a canopy bed. Some of the best advertising I ever had were the matching set of iron beds in this photo that we had given to my daughter. On sleep overs, her friends were always anxious to ask their parents if they could also get a fancy bed for their room.…

Tubing Size Important

So why is it important to be concerned with the tubing size of your  bed? Don’t all iron beds have the same size tubing? Absolutely not. The stability and rigidity of a bed is determined by the size of tubing the manufacturer used back in the 1800’s when they were the most popular beds being…

The Statue of Liberty Torch

So what could iron beds and the Statue of Liberty have in common? Well …..take a look at the casting that I had on the corners of one I had. I’ve actually had numerous metal beds with variations of this casting. Recognize it???? It’s a “torch” . The Statue of Liberty  is a colossal neoclassical…

Serpentine Style Beds

Few  castings that I’ve seen over the years have been as distinctive and detailed as the one in this photo. As far as iron beds go, this one was not really spectacular. But I’d say it was easily in the top third of the best ones I’ve had . The thing that set this bed…

Sometimes Simple Is Better with Iron Beds

Take a look at this  bed. Is it a bed you’d stop and look at if it was disassembled in an antique store? Probably not. But after seeing how attractive a simple one , like this can be…….once assembled and dressed properly, it may give rise to a whole new set of design possibilities. The setting…

Iron Bed Faces Castings That Is

Many people think iron beds are simply that……. iron tubing that is sometimes scrolled or curved to give a pleasant design to it. What most people don’t know is how intricate the “castings’ on an iron bed can be. True most iron beds don’t have the detailed castings in this photo. But all iron beds…

Iron Hearts for Iron Beds

As I’ve mentioned in the past……most of my patrons I have for my iron beds are women.  That was also the case back in the 1800’s. Society was much more chauvinistic back then and beds and the selection of them for the house was not something most men involved themselves in. So selection was left…