So I haven’t told you about my newfound love of Heywood Wakefield furniture and need to catch you up on the latest surge of using vintage in the home. You see, Chaddy Daddy and I have been contemplating a bedroom makeover for a while since currently the Boudoir consists of a hodge-podge of mismatched, hand-me-down furniture, a “doorless” closet, and multi-colored walls due to an excess of paint samples and a case of extreme indecisiveness. Well, during one of my early morning caffeine-induced internet browsing sessions, I stumbled upon a blog post where the writer describes how she found the perfect new bed to go with her existing vintage Heywood Wakefield furniture. I was intrigued because, you see, the bad thing about midcentury modern, vintage, or antique beds is that its nearly impossible to find one any bigger than a full size as queen and king sized beds weren’t really manufactured until later. When I saw the picture of the bed, I fell in love with its smooth curves, honey hue, and the fact that there are loads of original vintage pieces to match.
Isn’t she lovely??? I knew immediately that it was time to redo the love nest and this bed was destined to be the center piece! I’m almost ashamed to post it, but below is a picture of our current bed and bedroom….
It’s seen better days by far, and if you’re wondering why it closely resembles a sway back mule, please know it’s due to Chaddy Daddy’s excessive “skydiving” a.k.a. “bed jumping”, a phenomenon where he leaps high into the air before face planting into the bed all while demanding I photograph it repeatedly in order to catch that elusive perfect point of levitation. Google it…there’s entire websites with nothing but “bed jumping” pictures considered “art” by some (insert eye roll and a heavy sigh here).