I’m constantly and pleasantly surprised, when something like this happens……..because the antique iron bed she sent me was one we had sold to someone who then used it in the Country Living Magazine photo shoot.
One of the funny things about this individual iron bed was the fact that the previous owner had refinished it in a new flat black finish, took off the original and brass corner finials and replaced them with large brass balls. We were asked to apply an antique distressed faux’ finish with the smaller original antique brass balls. The difference was considerable and made this iron bed look more appropriate for it’s original age and the setting they had wanted it for.
This is a good testament for how much better a antique iron bed can look if allowed to look it’s age. New refinishing can eliminate the character and charm an original antique iron bed has naturally. So when considering a finish for your antique iron bed……remember……something 150 to 200 years old isn’t suppose to look like it just stepped off the showroom floor. Allow it to have some character and dignity. Your iron bed will thank you for it.
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