This is a double size antique iron bed, that we converted to a modern king size and also a canopy for the movie producer Gale Anne Hurd. Her credits include such movies as The Terminator, The Abyss, Armageddon , Aliens….etc. etc.
The bed originally started out as a beautiful “four poster” that I’d never seen before. It was quite easy to convert it to a canopy and king size. The room it went in to required the additional height a canopy iron bed gives you, especially in a room with such tall vaulted ceilings and support beams.
The decorator supplied us with a 10″ round iron hoop and asked that we match the finish on the hoop to what we put on the iron bed frame. Little did I know the hoop was going to be attached to the ceiling and centered above the iron bed we had converted. As you can see……it was then used to drape a diaphanous material down over the canopy poles. It was a beautiful effect.
It was important that the iron bed we converted to king and canopy have the same feel and style as the iron beds started it’s life as. Great pain was taken in achieving the original symmetry and design of the iron bed in it’s original double size.
As far as antique iron bed conversions go…….. this was a big success.
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