Quaint Vintage Shabby Chic Beds and Frames for Girls' Country Cottage Bedrooms
Every decorator dreams of finding perfect vintage shabby chic beds, frames and bedroom furniture that are either well-preserved or in beautifully restored condition for affordable prices. The reality is that if we are lucky enough to find old metal beds for sale at an estate auction in pristine condition; they are expensive.
The Alternative to scouring back rooms of the thrift store and old barns is to buy vintage replicas that has the antique look of a white shabby chic bed that has been in your family for generations without all the hassle.
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The headboards of newly manufactured vintage style beds are very detailed with elegant medallions at the intersections and some have fancy, decorative foot boards and canopies.
The frames of vintage metal headboards and footboards can be plain, decorated with round balls or shell motifs.
Cheap, Vintage Beds
Cheap, shabby chic beds are often either missing parts or the original rails, the metal bed frames are bent and have to be replaced or the iron is rusted and the entire bed has to be re-finished and painted which often involves getting a professional involved to take care of the sandblasting and painting.
Those of us with the time to learn how to sandblast metal can save a LOT of money since the sandblasting equipment isn't that expensive.
Before you start be certain that you have a resource for replacement parts for the antique metal bed frame should anything be missing or get broken while it's being refinished or painted.
Painting an antique iron bed can be accomplished using (many, many) cans of spray paint but before you rush out to buy a buggyful of white spray paint, visit an independent auto body repair shop to get a price on painting and clear-coating the bed and frame.
Please make plans to visit us often to see more tips on refinishing vintage beds and bedroom decorating ideas.