Pretty in the City

Pretty in the City
Ok, do you remember a looooooong time ago, when that guy named Iann Robinson was a VJ at MTV, and he did an episode of “Cribs” where they toured his Manhattan apartment, and he was all smug-like and obnoxious? And he went on an on about how overwrought and useless bedframes were? And how they just waste space and he was so much cooler for NOT having a one?  And he just had a big, ugly mattress on his floor, and that was all? Do you remember that?  Oh my gosh why do I remember that?! 
Um, anyway, he was dumb, because bedframes certainly CAN look cool, and this upholstered bedframe from Lizzie at Pretty City Things only proves me right.  Ha! Guess I showed that decade-old imaginary fued with Iann who’s boss!

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  1. January 24, 2012 / 7:56 PM

    What a weirdo that VJ was. Has he never heard of under-the-bed storage? How do you achieve that without a bedframe? My life is all about wise usage of vertical space.

  2. January 24, 2012 / 8:09 PM

    I think I recognize the “before” as a plain IKEA frame…and one I have been thinking about buying for my daughters room, once I could figure out how to vamp it up – I think I just found my way to do it! Thanks!!

  3. January 24, 2012 / 8:29 PM

    I did an upcycle version of this bed for my daughters’ room, one twin and one double. We adhered beadboard panelling to the backside and painted them all white now they are cute cottage beds, and look adorable with thier matching quilts on them. Cheap and Cheerful! This one looks fab for a grown up bedroom!

  4. January 24, 2012 / 8:34 PM

    Wow, that looks really nice.

  5. Anonymous
    January 24, 2012 / 9:52 PM

    OMG, I totally remember that episode of cribs! That guys was super gross & rude to boot. I remember his bed looked like crap, too. Just a sad mattress with an ugly red (I think?) comforter.

    This bed frame, however, looks awesome!

  6. January 25, 2012 / 1:11 AM

    Oh! Now THAT is GOOD! So much punch for so little fabric! Congratulations on a bringing a brilliant idea to fruition!

  7. January 25, 2012 / 3:21 AM

    As a former owner of IKEA slat beds, and after many lost hours trying to secure them together, and as nice as this is, I would NOT recommend spending additional hours refashioning a noisy slat bed. Just sayin’.

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