Iron Beds and Log Cabins

Few specific request have I had more than that for my beds for log cabin settings. Although most log cabins “didn’t” have iron beds in them. The plainer Austere style antique iron beds look beautiful in them. Most people go for the plainer style beds over the scrolled Victorian styles. But the thing that can…

Iron Bed Soft Shoulder Canopy Conversion

Here is a fine example of  “soft shoulder” antique iron bed that we converted to a “Crown Canopy”. This one is headed for Australia, to a really nice couple outside of Sydney. Most people believe that only straight line beds are good candidates for canopy conversion. This photo will hopefully dispel that notion. It takes…

Hotties in Iron Beds

It never ceases to amaze me where our Cathouse beds will turn up and in what publication or setting they were used in. The antique iron beds in both of these photo’s was an extremely feminine bed. So it really doesn’t surprise me the context of the photo shoot it was used in. What does…

Tropical Design w/ Iron Beds

Iron beds have always been a favorite with people in the tropics for a couple of very practical reason. These beds are light and airy, not cumbersome like wooden or upholstered headboards. The tropics are warm and humid and these beds allow the breezes to pass through them. These beds also elevate the mattress from…

Country Cottage Decorating w/ Iron Beds

One of the great things about decorating in a Country Cottage Style is that you can mix and match furnishings, so it’s great for those who are decorating on a budget.  Wood pieces are usually painted in a lighter color and are also distressed, whether due to age or by design. If you scour the…

Iron Beds & Trick or Treat Memories

Although most of my blogs tend to be about antique iron beds and different things that relate to iron beds. This blog has to do more with our children and the memories we’re helping them build around the holidays….. specifically Halloween. So if you tuned in to read something about my beds, check the next…

Before & After Iron Bed Conversion

Many of the antique iron beds we’ve converted to king size have been quite simple. They were iron beds that were considered Austere…..Taylored……Craftsman. But when it gets into the Victorian style bed, conversions to king size can take on a whole new level of difficulty. Converting an old bed with nothing but straight lines really…

Restoration Hardware Style

In the attached photo you’ll see a “Before & After” picture of a casting on an iron bed we refinished for a client that we matched the finish to one of her Restoration Hardware drawer pulls. You can see the drawer pull setting on top of the casting. We love working around our clients specific…

Ben Franklin Stepfather to Iron Beds!

Cast iron stove came into being in the 1700s. The material of cast iron is iron mixed with carbon and silica and cast in molds. Much the same as castings on an antique iron bed. It conducts heat very efficiently, and is strong and sturdy, withstanding years of wear. Once again much the same in…

The Best Art Nouveau Iron Bed Ever Seen

It’s crafted of cast iron with fitted wood panels, with flowing lines artfully arranged in a naturalistic fan motif. The wooden panels are adorned with Celtic-inspired creatures and mother-of-pearl accents. It’s almost impossible when you look at it to even think it is an antique iron bed.  It looks more like wood or some composite…