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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Thrifty Thursday

This is the bed the DD#2 had when she was growing up. When DD#2 was very young, I told my MIL that I wanted to find an old iron bed for her when we moved into our new house, for her new room. MIL said she thought if I looked out in the shed that there might be one, but didn't know if it would all be there or not. As luck would have it DH and I went searching and under (honestly, I'm not kidding) 4" of chicken poop, we found this bed. All 4 pieces were there, but the one side was bent and wouldn't stay together. So, DH took it to a friend's house, welded one side rail solid at the head and foot board and it went together well. UNTIL we tried to get in her room. It has to be turned upside down, and backwards to get in the door, then flipped over and turned the other way to get the other end in. Consequently, we don't move it out of there without good reason.
This bed was Eldon's Dad's bed when he was a child. One of the metal uprights on the end has a bend in it. Mike was the youngest of 6 children - 5 girls and him. The story was that his sister grew tired of his antics and tied him to the bed one time. As he struggled to get lose, it caused a bend in the metal post. Isn't that classic????
This is definitely a Thrifty Thursday post, because it was free for the taking as long as we wanted to clean it up. After a trip to the car wash and several coats of heavy white paint, it's lasted (since 1982) and still is used when DD#2 and SIL come home to stay. As a matter of fact we are looking forward to Independence Day with them being home!!! Go see more Thrifty Thursday posts at Thanks Leigh for your graciousness again this week!


  1. SOooo pretty! I LOVE it!
    HAve a wonderful July 4th celebration!
    And thanks for dropping by Bloggeritaville!

    Tales from Bloggeritaville

  2. Nice bed and great story. TFS! Enjoy your family on the 4th.

  3. What a beautiful bed! Love the story! Free is so Fabulous!

    Thanks for sharing!


  4. I love IRON beds!!! What an heirloom!

  5. Hi!
    Awesome bed! I have an iron bed but it's one of the rounded ones. Have a great day!


  6. Oh, car wash. That one never occurred to me! My middle son sleeps in the bed that his grandfather was born in and out by our yard shed we have one that belong to one of FIL's sisters...I'll drag that out and try it.

  7. What a great bed and all the better
    Since it came from a shed.
    I just hope the poop came off
    Before DD #3 laid down her sweet head!!!

  8. Emma is going to need that bed in a couple years!! I'll buy you a new one for your house!
    Love you!

  9. Keetha always makes me laugh -- anyway, it was so brave of you to go through poop to get this bed - i looks great, really great.

  10. Beautiful bedspread..great post. Love it. Happy PS.

    Lots of luv,


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