Head Plan

True story: We have been desperately searching for a big girl bed for Miss Mia, our 2-year-old daughter. Obviously, I’m in the business of before and afters, so I’m not about to waltz up to any old furniture store and buy the first bed I see. Nope, Goodwill and Craigslist all the way babe!

Like Centsational Girl says, “I completely reject the notion that second-hand is second-class.”

Anyhoo, it took forfreakingever, but last night we finally found the perfect little wrought-iron bed on Craigslist. (Word tip of the day: it is indeed spelled wrought-iron, not rod-iron, not wraught-iron, and good heavens to Betsy, certainly not rot-iron).

What does that have to do with anything, you ask? Well, if the bed thing hadn’t panned out, Rachel’s headboard idea here was my Plan B. See it on her blog And I Thought I’d Never Have a Blog. Ha!











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  1. Love the fabric headboard! Can’t wait to see your daughter’s new wrought iron bed. Too funny about the spelling.

    I came across a “black letter spining chair” that was a black leather spinning barstool today.

  2. Funny we had been searching for a bed for our 2yr old also. I found a cute little vintage bed in a consignment store that I have painted white. I then saw a bed just like it for sale at a vintage boutique on Craiglist for $200 and I paid $75 YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!! I am in the process of finishing her room.
    http://www.chandrassouthernlife.blogspot.com

  3. Funny, I kinda like that “before” painting — by my taste is questionable. :) I love the headboard!

  4. Just the other day I was thinking of all the mispronunciations and misspellings of “wrought-iron”…
    Life is hard when you have as many pet peeves as I do. :)
    Thanks for setting the record straight!

  5. There are some real interesting spellings on Craigslist aren’t there? I am slowly winning my husband over to second-hand items.

  6. I TOTALLY have that same gray kidney pillow on my bed. And I only paid 8 bucks for it on clearance on target. WOO HOO!

    Oh, and fun headboard makeover too.

  7. I TOTALLY have that same gray kidney pillow on my bed. And I only paid 8 bucks for it on clearance on target. WOO HOO!

    Oh, and fun headboard makeover too.

  8. I TOTALLY have that same gray kidney pillow on my bed. And I only paid 8 bucks for it on clearance on target. WOO HOO!

    Oh, and fun headboard makeover too.

  9. I actually like the “before” painting. :) Ooops!

  10. Too funny – the misspelling of wrought-iron bugs me too – see it ALL the time on Craiglist. Love the new headboard!

  11. Ha ha! My favorites are chester drawers and cabnets:)

  12. Could you do a post on Craig’s list and let people know? I too see it all the time and shake my head. I hope you are going to do a before and after of your daughter’s bed :)

  13. Oh my how I WISH everyone in my town could read this post to learn to spell wrought iron! I cannot tell you how many times I have seen rot iron on CL! Drives me nuts!! Anywho…nice redo! :)

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