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new attic bed
Aug 21, 2012, 04:30 PMlady of shallot
new attic bed
I have it in my head that now that grandkids are older I should have some sleeping spaces to accommodate their friends, should they ever want to bring some to Maine to visit!
This is my new addition. In all it probably cost under $40 to realize.
The roll away cot this is, was $20 at a yard sale.
Aug 21, 2012, 04:32 PMlady of shallot
The netting was free from swap shop. Angel was handmade and a gift from the friend who made her.
Pitcher was $2 at an estate sale. Table free from a yard sale. Mirror I just bought Sunday at consignment shop yard sale . . . $3.
Quilt I can't remember where I got it but most likely in a lot of linens or else at swap shop.
Pillows were made from designer fabrics. . . gift of friend.
Aug 21, 2012, 04:41 PMlady of shallot
Bed just fits this space. One of the pieces of art is a charming pen and ink "Rainy Day Concert" by Marjorie Ryerson who compiled the lectures of Robert Henri into "The Art Spirit" which is a book DH considers one of the best books ever written for art students.
Also here are some of DGS' "Maine" books. I asked him once if he wanted to go through his books and separate those he no longer wanted, to pass on. He said "I want all my books!"
Aug 21, 2012, 05:36 PMFroo Froo
What a cozy bed. I especially love your ceiling and the abundant light from the windows. I love how the canopy takes advantage of the ceiling height and pitch. Of course, this isn't to downplay your shopping savvy and the handmade touches that mean so much.
Aug 21, 2012, 05:44 PMMary Ruth
What cozy spot! Love the combination of your treasures! The quilt makes it all come together and your 'friend' who donated fabric for the pillows, she is a treasure as well!
Aug 21, 2012, 08:52 PMTuesday
I would love to spend the night in your attic!
Aug 21, 2012, 08:54 PMGraciepj
It will be a lucky guest who gets to sleep in such a charming nook. Great job of pulling it all together without spending much money.
Aug 22, 2012, 06:01 AMMaine Lady
Emily, what a cozy and inviting space! I am sure you will have many takers when you offer this sleeping space!
Aug 22, 2012, 07:09 AMLinderhof
When I first saw it I thought it was an inspirational photo from a magazine . . . and then I read further and it's a space YOU put together! Wow!
Aug 22, 2012, 08:30 AMGrapefruit
Ditto,ditto,ditto! Looks so inviting!
Aug 22, 2012, 09:24 AMWWanda
It looks very cozy and inviting and I'm sure your guests will love it
Aug 22, 2012, 01:58 PMLady50
I love it! What a cozy, comfy, truly interesting nook you have created!
Aug 23, 2012, 10:18 AMgmvj
That is so great looking, I can't imagine anyone wanting to go back home after spending a night there, kid or adult.
Aug 23, 2012, 11:17 AMSwedeOne
I thought the same thing as Linderhof, that this was a photo from a magazine, WOW!!
I can dream of being so creative and creating beautiful things like this
JAG alska du pappa
Aug 23, 2012, 04:27 PMlady of shallot
Thanks ladies for the kind comments. I was just telling a friend that sometimes I am glad I don't have a ton of money so I can do simple things like these.
This is the expensive free bedspread I got two of at our swap shop this summer.
It is long so I hope DGD is careful and doesn't trip on it. . . you know how Grandma's worry.