Friday, November 28, 2014

Salvaged Black Jenny Lind Bed


Raise your hand if you love Land of Nod. Mmhhmm. Me too! I'm positively in love with the black Jenny Lind style bed in their line-up right now. But...But...It's six hundred bucks. Yikes! Luckily, not long after I'd set my heart on the Land of Nod version, I came across an old Jenny Lind style bed at a salvage yard - for thirty dollars! Holla!Salvaged black Jenny Lind style bed in boy's bedroom
Granted, the bed was in rough shape, didn't have rails and took us six months to finish, but it was so worth the effort! Here is a before picture. Army green anyone?
Salvaged black Jenny Lind style bed in boy's bedroom

Salvaged black Jenny Lind style bed in boy's bedroomI sanded the headboard and foot board, then painted them with Valspar black satin paint, Jesse fashioned slats and rails and was able to save on cost by using wood salvaged from a side job. We did run into a slight problem when we moved the bed into B's room, though. Oops! Measure twice, cut once!Salvaged black Jenny Lind style bed in boy's bedroomOnce we got the length issue corrected and the bed moved in, we added a wall mounted reading light from Target as well as some basic metal wire with clothespins for displaying B's art. I made the pillow from two Turkish style kitchen towels and the duvet cover is from IKEA.
Salvaged black Jenny Lind style bed in boy's bedroomThe room is finally coming together and I hope to wrap it up for a full tour style post by the end of the year - just need to finish up three more mini projects!
Salvaged black Jenny Lind style bed in boy's bedroom

Salvaged black Jenny Lind style bed in boy's bedroom

4 comments:

  1. lucky find and nice job redoing it...i noticed you are missing a spindle.... if you can find one that will fit in hole just move originals so you can put new one in middle like it was supposed to be like that xx

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    1. You are so observant! I was thinking I would replace it with a bright red one, like, "Here I am! I don't match and that's cool." Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. wow awesome makeover! love the black!
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  3. Hi Alexis, thanks for stopping by! My husband made the frame (slats and rails) using salvaged lumber :)

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