Move the Bed

For ages and ages our back bedroom (which we call the Treetops Room since that’s what you can see out the window when you wake up in the morning) has been set up the same way.

The Treetops Room viewed from the doorway.
The Treetops Room viewed from the doorway.

Then we inherited a headboard which I have been storing in the room for 3 years.

The iron headboard is leaning against the far window with a robe thrown over it to keep it from scratching the paint.
The iron headboard is leaning against the far window with a robe thrown over it to keep it from scratching the paint.

We hadn’t attached it because it would slam into the large painting on the wall if it were connected to the bed.

If we connected the headboard it would bang against the frame of this Kolean seascape.
If we connected the headboard it would bang against the frame of this Kolean seascape which is already hung about as high as possible.

Since our aim is to get things put away and consolidated before the renovation begins in earnest I asked Charlie to put this iron scroll headboard on the bed.

An arabesque iron headboard.
An arabesque iron headboard.

So it wouldn’t smash into the painting (which we’ll probably move after the reno if we can find a wall large enough to hang it on) we turned the bed sideways into a little alcove.

The bed just fits in this little nook.
The bed just fits in this little nook.

It’s not pretty but it is functional.

Do you live with unfinished projects waiting for just the right time? Are you as patient as I am? HA!

Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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