King Conversion Candidates

Although we have become very adept at converting the original old antique iron double size beds, there are a few things that should be addressed before starting the conversion process. The MOST important element is the gauge of the perimeter tubing. Interior rods and tubing size aren’t really an issue. But what goes around the…

Matching Twin Iron Beds

You might ask …..”why are matching twin size iron beds so difficult to find” ? The best way to understand their rarity is to consider the population and socio-economic make up of our population at the time iron beds were experiencing their greatest popularity in this country. That time was the mid to late 1800’s…

Appropriate Antiques for Cottage Design

Leisure and comfort are two of the more integral things to remember when deciding on a Cottage decor. Other schools of design base their foundation on formality and pretense. Quaint and cozy can be your catch phrase for Cottage Style. Another tenant to remember is “practical”, yet comfortable. When it comes to color schemes, stay…

Refined Elegance and The Antique Iron Bed

It’s unfortunate that a number of people have the opinion that metal beds can only go into a Victorian or elaborately fanciful setting. That school of thought couldn’t be ¬†farther from the truth. Any antique iron bed can be adapted to the setting by it’s surroundings and the way the owner chooses to dress it.…

Cleaning & Old Finish

Quite often we’re asked to create a Shabby Chic distressed “finish” on our iron beds. But what many people don’t realize is that the “finish” they’re trying to create is hidden underneath the years of yellowing white paint and rust. So what’s the best way to find that fresh Shabby Chic finish on your antique…

To Refinish or Not To Refinish…..That is The Question.

What is it that should decide if an antique should or shouldn’t be refinished? One answer…….. You !¬†It really should come down to your own particular taste and the setting the piece is going into. Other identifying factors should involve, first and foremost the structural integrity of your piece and if it might need to…