Monday, September 7, 2020


 I haven't had much of a chance to mini for the past two weeks.  Things just seemed to have gotten out of hand.  I did manage to make 2 double beds.  We were 5 girls and I was the only girl without a twin.  You would think that I would be sleeping in a single bed but as it happened I shared a bed with my sister, Joyce, who is a year older than me and her twin, Joan, got the single bed.  (I think it was an arrangement we all liked.  I think Joan thought we were silly)

Both of these beds were metal beds just like the rest of the beds us kids slept in.  I haven't distressed these two beds yet.  I hate distressing anything but if I want them to look more realistic I will definitely have to distress them.  

I started by making the headboard and footboard, much the same as I did for the single beds.  I decided to do it a little different this time hoping to get a more realistic looking bed.  I used styrene again because I managed to have just enough for two double beds.  
The first picture is the beginning of the headboard while the second picture is the two footboards.  Even though our beds were not super fancy they were nice beds.
Once I had the beds put together (well at least one of them at this point) I made the base for the mattresses.  I took the mattress material with me to visit my husbands aunt.  She is an amazing quilter so visiting her is always fantastic.  I told her that I was going to have to make 3 single quilts and 3 double quilts which I was not looking forward to doing.  She measured my double mattress and said maybe she could help out.  She's a busy lady so I don't expect her to take the time for my quilts but it sure would be nice.

I added some beads to the headboard and gold covers on the spindles of the headboard and footboard.  So except for the distressing I am finished making metal beds.  (Oh dear, I don't really want to distress these nice beds.........but........I guess I must.


  1. Those are beautiful beds! I don’t blame you for not wanting to distress them, but once you start putting your room together, I imagine you will feel better about doing it. Thanks for the nice tutorial.

    1. I think you are right, when I start putting it together I will feel like they need to be distressed.