I saw this headboard come up on Craigslist back in August,
it was right after I had read about The Kingdom Mirror here,
and my mind was reeling at the thought of this being similar.
I was beside myself waiting for a reply to my email. It finally came through and I talked Mr.
Simple into renting a Home Depot truck and driving an hour with me to pick it up.
The red wasn't my favorite, but I loved that it was so unique and would work with more modern pieces to give me that mix I'm fond of. I knew a little paint could take care of the red.
We arrived at this HUGE home overloaded with antique gilded French furniture like I've
never seen. How I wish I could have taken photos for you! You know I LOVE my gold, but
this was overkill big-time! The older couple that lived here had lived in Paris and had
purchased much of the furniture there. I stopped inquiring about items after they told me
the dining table was $10,000 - chairs not included.
Back to the headboard...it was listed at $375, from Switzerland and hand carved.
I was so disappointed!
It was much smaller than I'd anticipated and didn't have quite the dimension I was expecting.
So I talked them down to $275 and off we went.
Mr. Simple: "Wow, that was the best acting job I've ever seen, way to get the price down!"
Me: I wasn't acting, it's not what I imagined, I don't think I like it.
Mr. Simple: Silence
Me: It'll be ok, I was just hoping for it to be a little more Kingdom like.
Mr. Simple: What?
I figured out how to hang it so the top is 77" above the floor. I worked on painting it this week,
which still needs some tweaking.
The faux ostrich came in for my Ikea Rast hack, and I found brass hardware at the Re-Store, they have a great selection for $1.50 each if you have time to sift through.
Finished spray painting the fan.
You know my boys loved standing on the bed being my painting booth! :)
Crazy, but it was much easier than taking it apart.
Brought home a couple styles of full length mirrors to try, they'll be going behind the
nightstands. I snapped a selfie for you, this has nothing to do with ORC, but I think a side
pony is kinda fun these days. :)
I have a boatload of projects to complete, and just found out one of my
fabrics is back ordered till December. Yikes!
Go see what these fabulous ladies are up to this week!