Happy Wednesday! I’ve been busy the last few days getting Happy Hill back in order after the engagement party we had for our son and his fiancé this past weekend. As I was putting clean sheets on the beds downstairs it reminded me of how much I love our antique iron twin beds!
The two antique iron twin beds originally belonged to my Great-Grandfather. After he passed away my Grandparents gave the beds to my parents. My Mother painted both beds and put them in my room. She painted one blue and one red. The beds stayed in my room until I moved away from home. After that, the beds got passed from one sibling to another. My nephews slept in these beds for years then my younger sister got them. She painted them white for her two girls and painted their names on them. This is how they look now:
Ultimately the railings on the beds broke and I got them back. I hauled them to Pennsylvania to my welder and had him fix both of them. Once we bought the lake house (Happy Hill) I knew I wanted to use them in the basement bedroom. We dubbed the room “The Bunkhouse” since it is SO tiny. Literally all you can do in there is sleep. I found this cute little sign at an antique store and hung it on the door.
I painted the beds black upon my son’s request. The boys thought that white was too girly and since they sleep in there sometimes when we have their girlfriends over, I complied.
I’m guessing the beds must be well over 100 years old. Since I had the beds reinforced by the welder, they should last another 100 years! The twin beds fit so perfectly in the Bunkhouse the door closes with only an inch to spare. Originally this room housed the hot water heater and a heater in a closet behind the door. We relocated both and made the room bigger. I think the beds are perfect in this room.
I love antiques but I love them even more when they are family heirlooms. One day I envision my grandchildren sleeping in the bunkhouse in these very beds. Pa would have been pleased.
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you have a lovely day! xoxo Dell