Friday, October 23, 2009

I've Led a Sheltered Life!



Here's the latest project that Chad and I have been working on. Since we moved to Star I've been looking for an antique iron bed for Edyn's bedroom (very hard to find an inexpensive one). All I have to say is I love my CRAIGSLIST!

Shortly after moving here a lady had posted an old iron bed and luckily by time I called her it was still available. We went to take a look and it wasn't in the greatest shape. It was full of rust, painted bright orange on the rails, gold on parts of the bed and the iron slats on the headpiece were bent out of shape. But for $40 I couldn't just walk away. Now that I think about it, I really wish I had taken a "before" picture to show you the difference. Anyhoo, while looking at the bed trying to decide whether we were going to take it or not the lady asked us if we wanted to know where the bed came from. Well sure, we were up for a good story. She went on to tell us that this old bed came from Reno, NV and came from a Brothel. I felt a little dumb as I had no idea what a brothel was. So of course I just replied "Really!". Then Chad spoke up and said with the hugest grin ever "I guess we know it's been well used." And all I could think of was "Well, yeah dummy! It's an antique!". We loaded up the bed on top of the van and when we got in I quickly asked Chad "What's a Brothel?". He just looked at me and chuckled (I think because he couldn't believe that I had no idea) and then laid it all out on the line and dropped the bombshell. I was horrified!

After a good laugh we headed home and got to work on it. I must say, it turned out better than I thought it would and it's become one of my favorite pieces in our home with quite the story to go with it. A special shout out to my sister, Shaneen, for helping with the glaze! Thank you!


9 comments:

The Wolff Den said...

So, I can't believe I'm admitting this....when I first read that the bed was from a brothel, the first thing that came into my mind was something akin to a nunnery...when I read that you were horrified, I immediately assumed I was mistaken and looked at Cub with a confused look. He laughed out loud and said, "You don't know what a brothel is either??" I took a guess and I was right, but I guess us Mountain View girls are preeeeety naive! :)

mistieleigh said...

impressed, as always for you knack with things like this. It looks amazing. Can't wait to see it in real life one day! And i honestly had no idea what a brothel was either! So funny! I can just see Chad chuckling at that. Too funny! Miss you guys! Keep updating me on your new house. and how cool you live in "star" - sounds neat to tell people that is your home town!

lynsey said...

Brothel or not, it turned out great! The bedding looks darling as well!

Lulu said...

HAHA! I love this story! Every time I see an iron bed like this, I'm gonna think of you and the brothel! lol

At least they got rid of the original feather mattress! (Back then, that's how they used to make their mattresses, to make them extremely soft...) I don't think that would do at all. Haha!

Love how it turned out! You're amazing!

Ames and Jer-da-me said...

Oh my dear dear Naomi...I would have loved to have been there.

Emily said...

Yikes! I think it's funny that the lady was proud that's where it came from...I don't think I would tell people. But that's a good thing you didn't know what a brothel was....it's good to be naive sometimes. :)

Maile said...

I am usually so clueless about a lot of things, but I actually knew what a brothel is! Don't know if that's something to be proud of or not. :) The bed is absolutely gorgeous. Does Edyn love having her own room?

gretchen said...

LOL! What a funny story! I wish you had a before pic--I can only imagine! It sure looks fantastic now!

Shaneen said...

I already knew the story, but I still laughed reading how you put it into words. You should be a professional writer!