Roadkill Rescue: Queen Bed Frame

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Here is a Roadkill Rescue project that I found this week. I saw this bed frame in pieces in my neighbor’s trash. At first glance it looked like a double bed frame. I didn’t have a need for a double bed frame so I just dismissed it. Then I thought, “Surely someone could use it.” So after running on Monday (Tuesday is trash day) night I walked past it again I decided I would confiscate it out of the trash. A 10-year old neighbor boy helped me load it in my van. (Thanks Aaron!)

The next day I put it together and after careful measuring I realized it was a queen bed frame. I was DELIGHTED because I was in need of a queen bed frame for my spare room. HOT DOG!

We were dealing with one broken spindle…

and a lot of scuffs and scratches…

But it was solid wood built by Bassett. It can’t be too bad right? The frame probably isn’t something I would purchase from the store, but for free I LOVES IT!

The funny part about the whole thing is as I am refinishing it the people who I “stole” it from could see me working on it if they looked out their window. So I was a little insecure. I kept having insane thoughts like they implanted termites into it and they were sitting there laughing at me. Or that the police would come and arrest me for trash picking after I refinished it and that I would have to return it. Or that they read my blog and they “planted” it there seeing if I would take it. After I got over those thoughts and applied some paint and patched up some spots it turned out wonderful.

Yes it was white and scuffed up before and yes I painted it white and scuffed it up. It looks better my way I swear (as my husband rolls his eyes).

I got the Lisette bedding from Ballard Designs Outlet on clearance. I was looking for a snow white quilt with shams for under $75. I got it for $59.99 plus 20% off (regularly $169.95)and the shams were $11.00 total. I was happy with that.

I painted the walls Barely Pink by Behr. The perfect shade of pink paint is really hard to pick out I have learned. This color has a lot of purple tones to it. It wasn’t exactly the color I was looking for but I still like it. It was a two coat job though which totally sucked.

I am planning on making a bedskirt and some pillows for that punch of color I am looking for. Stay tuned to watch the room come together.