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…

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…

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…

Iron Beds for Log Cabins

I have quite a few people come to me for iron beds for their log cabin homes. Most of them have a preconceived notion that only Austere and Straight Line  beds will work in the log home surroundings. Although the thought of a scrolled  bed in a log cabin seems a little far fetched. Through…

Iron Beds and the Reading Nook

Here is a prime example how a little design sense,  iron beds and ingenuity can turn an otherwise wasted space into a peaceful retreat. We all have our idea of how much space is needed to set up a particular size bed. Usually we want walking space around the perimeter of the bed so it…

Academy Award Meets Iron Bed

In 1995 I was approached by a publicist who had asked me to select an iron bed for a photo shot on the beach for her client, who had just been nominated for and Academy Award. She had wanted the bed to have a white chipped finish, because her client was going to be wearing…

Dejavu Iron Bed

Many years ago I went against my better judgment and allowed a client to talk me into converting a very thin gauge antique iron bed into  a modern king size. Because additional tubing needs to be welded into the width of the interior design, the tubing going across the top of the bed should always…

Jesse Slept Here!!!!!!!!!

Close to thirty years ago I was just getting started in the iron bed business. At that time I was living Washington DC, going to school at George Washington Univ. and doing all my antique buying within a comfortable “one days” drive throughout Pennsylvania, W. Virginia, and Ohio and a little in Maryland and Virginia.…