Wouldn't you have loved to have seen the whole bed
if the footboard is this grand?
Unfortunately, the only piece I found was the footboard
and it was missing it's center piece as well.
Still, I fell in love with it and drug it home....it weighs a ton.
I cut the center medallion out of 1/4" plywood after tracing a pattern I thought would work.
After a few adjustments, it was ready to mosaic with antique broken china.
I attached the finished piece with mending plates on the back of the bed itself.
My vision for the piece, after attaching a wooden shelf to the bottom
mattress bracket, is a mantle of sorts.
Can't you just see this over a plain brick fireplace with
two white columns down from the shelf to the hearth....
It would give it definite presence.
Even above a bed as a shelf,
Whatever you wanted.
I chose to pair it with a faux fireplace that my husband and I
converted from an old chest of drawers.
We simply removed the drawers, built a "firebox" for the faux logs
and I painted it out adding roses and gold leaf.
I keep a flickering electric light behind the logs which simulates fire.
It all displays beautifully together.
It took several tries before I was able to actually retrofit the center piece,
but I eventually got it.
The roses and pink and white stripes add fun to the piece
which matches the whimsey of the mosaic topper.
On a completely unrelated topic,
I just had to share my view from the back door of my Shoppe.
I have waited four years for the wisteria to finally cover the gazebo
and it was so worth it.
Thank you for stopping by today,
You know I love it when you come.
I am also joining Beverly's Pink Saturday
and also the final day of
scouting for talent for an upcoming issue of
Cottages and Bungalows.
Check it out....you might want to enter!