French Daybed

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds

If you’ve been coming here for a while, you’ll notice that things look a little different on my blog now!  I actually had this design created over a year ago, but it’s taken this long to get all of the technical ducks in a row to implement the new design and entirely rebuild the backend of the site for the sake of speed and efficiency.  We still have some minor tweaks and cosmetic changes to make, so hang in there if things are missing or a little off for the next few days.

So, last week, I drove out to fellow antique dealer’s home to buy some ironstone, but I ended up buying an antique French daybed instead!  It was pretty much impossible to resist.  It does need some work, but I know it will be fabulous when it’s finished.

Here is how it looks now…


I will paint it, because if you look very closely, you can see the front “headboard” is white and other pieces are pale blue. Of course, I’ll be reupholstering it as well.  The panels you can see will be pretty simple, but the outsides of the headboards are missing their foam, so I’ll need to add all of that.

At first, I thought I might just upholster everything in cream hemp sheets and use a twin mattress I already have, but after looking for inspiration, I really think it needs an upholstered box spring and a cushion, so it looks more like a daybed/sofa and less like a twin bed with a really high footboard.

And, while I think a nubby cream linen would look lovely, the idea of doing a dramatic blue and white fabric makes me giddy.  I envision something like this…

Blue White Daybed

And I’m considering a fabric like this blue and white check…

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It would definitely be a show-stopper!

I’ll keep you posted on what I decide and will share the process…

French Daybed

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