Twin Daybed Conversion

Here’s a sweet little twin size iron beds, I’d originally sold the parents of a young girl over 10 years ago. Just recently it was returned to me and I was asked to convert it to a daybed for the, now grown up, little girl that had grown up in it. She now is using…

The Masculine Canopy Bed

The thought around canopy iron beds is that they are feminine and only for little girls rooms. This couldn’t be farther from reality. Here is an bed I did for a physical trainer, who was about as masculine as they come. He specifically wanted a 2″ diameter  bed that we could convert to king and…

Deco Panel Beds

Although the “art panel” iron beds that were being made back in the early 1800’s, certainly not the Deco period of the 1920’s and 30’s, definitely had a Deco feel to them. Take a look at this photo of a bed that was made in 1820. You would think with these more modern lines like…

Yellow Rose of Texas Bed

Here is an Art Panel bed that was found in the Pittsburgh PA area. Iron beds didn’t usually filter too far west of the Mississippi back in the 1800’s. Shipping a heavy metal bed back then was much more of an ordeal than it is today, before trains and truck’s were able to bring them…

Google Iron Beds

Most of the traffic I get for my iron beds comes to me from customers doing a Google Search . There are hundreds of different search terms that can obviously help find an iron bed. Some of those search terms are antique iron beds, antique iron bed,rustic iron bed, discount iron bed, metal beds, iron…

“The Iron Bike Bed’

One of the funnier vintage photo’s Ive come across over the years  is this “play bill” or advertisement. It has to do with a comedian who converted an iron bed into a two wheel bike. From his dress, “bowler hat” and the particular straight line metal bed he used, I’d say this photo was from…

Contrast Black Iron Bed White Wall

Most people that aren’t associated with the field of design and decorating have a preconceived notion that iron beds are suppose to be painted white. No matter what the color of the wall they’re going against. The problem with this school of thought is that if your wall is white and your  bed is also…

The Great Depression and Iron Beds

No photo I’ve seen evokes quite as much sorrow and despair as this one with a man setting on a  bed at a “Poor House” in Perry County Missouri. If you look close, the  bed in the photo is missing the brass treatment on the footboard that can be seen on the headboard. The corner…

A King for the Colony

Not long ago I was asked to help stage a house, with one of our beautiful antique iron beds, in the prestigious Malibu Colony on Malibu beach. They asked if I could come up with a bed that had a bit of a “WOW” factor. A bed that would be representative of the waves and…