If you have been following this blog for awhile, you will notice that there just hasn't been much at all about any remodeling projects at our house. The Husband did take up the carpet in the hall and put down hardwood after Thanksgiving, and I included that on the blog back in December. Well, there has been another project underway, and I was just not thinking about how it would have been good to photograph and include in the blog.
So, there are just a couple of pictures now that it is finished, and a bit of a background story.
Country Girl hasn't had too many moves since she completed college and began working. She worked at a church camp for 11 years and lived in a small house there. It came unfurnished, and that was when we began to help with that need. We found an old iron bed which we had redone and painted white. That took care of one bedroom. She took her bed from home for the other bedroom.
When she left that place of employment four years ago to begin another job, she moved to a very small furnished cabin. Consequently, all her excess furniture came back "home." She was there two years, and then moved into the farm house where she and New Husband now live. That meant the furniture was "on the move again!":-)
We like to be able to have places for everyone (all the family) to sleep should they decide to come for an overnight visit, so we embarked on a project to see that happen. Two years ago, when the furniture moved back with Country Girl, I had bought something at a local antique store that I thought might be of service to us. It was actually on the order of a bench, with the former headboard of a bed as the back, and the footboard, cut in two, attached as the arms. The Husband added an extra support, and we put the crib mattress on it for Little Munchkin to use for her bed - until she would become too long for it.:-) It worked very nicely for her during the past year or so.
Well, the plan had been to take the "bench" apart at some point and reconstruct everything as a double bed. That is what The Husband has been working on for the past two or three weeks. Taking it apart was quite a challenge! Whoever put it together the first time really intended it to stay!:-)
|This is the headboard.
|One side of the footboard.
Are you still with me? This is a long post! Once I get started sometimes, it is difficult for me to stop.:-)
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