I finished building my new bed today. It will eventually go in the Flamingo Inn.
I still need to make some linens. For now, I just used the mattress from my other bed and a pretty crocheted afghan I purchased a while ago. I think I'll make all white bedding?
I found a white men's shirt at the Mission thrift store today. It's a Calvin Klein shirt, 100% cotton and has a soft white stripe in it. I think it will make pretty sheets and pillow cases. It was only $1.50 and I can make an entire wardrobe full of linens with it! Thanks Calvin!
Here is what the bed looks like without the mattress. I used square wooden dowels for the frame and Star Buck's sticks for the slats. The rest of the bed is thick card stock covered with linen cross stitch fabric. The trim is braided leather.
You are NOT going to believe this, but I made the legs out of BALSA wood!
I think it looks a lot like my inspiration bed, don't you?