Sunday, April 1, 2012

A new bed

My grandfather was a carpenter. He could build amazing things with his hands. Since my mom was his oldest child, she was lucky enough to receive many of his creations before he passed away. When my mom graduated from high school, he built her a bed for a graduation present. My mom has had that bed since 1978 and today, her bed became mine.
My grandpa made this bed for my mom as well as her dining room table and a China closet. My parents put these items in their will-I get the bed, my sister gets the China closet and my brother gets the table. I got mine early-my sister and brother have to wait a lot longer to get theirs! When my mom became pregnant with me, my grandpa built a cradle. I will get that someday and will do a separate post on all of these pieces.
My parents decided that they wanted a bigger bed and that is why this bed is now ours. We also have a bigger house with a bigger bedroom so it worked out perfectly. We used to have a double bed so a queen sized bed will be a welcome change. This is quite the bed. My grandpa came up with the design all on his own. It is unique and definitely one of a kind. It is also sturdy and well built. The wood is mahogany. My mom sent me queen sized sheets since I had none along with wood polish and scratch cover. I have been instructed to oil it at least twice a year so the wood doesn't split. Growing up, that was one of my summer chores so I guess you could say I am used to it! This whole bedroom is in need of a major makeover. The walls need painted, I need nightstands and I need new linens for the bed. And all the shelves on the headboard are just begging to be decorated. I can't wait to hit yard sales this summer to find all the things I need to make this bedroom and bed mine! On another note, I got to take pictures of the cutest little family this weekend. Baby A is the sweetest baby ever. He is such a good baby and I just love him so much. His daddy has been my brothers best friend since kindergarten and is now a very good friend of my husbands. His momma works at the vet where we take our dogs and always lets me love on A. He just happens to be 6 months old today and is growing like a weed. Here are a few favorites from our photo shoot.Isn't that the cutest smile you have ever seen? Melts your heart!
I bought these Carhart's for him and knew that they would look adorable on him!
He is the cutest little thing and I am so happy that I get to be a part of his life!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful April so far! Remember, April showers bring May flowers!

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Unknown said...

What a sweet family! :D And your grandpa created a gem! Ive never seen a bed like this and its a wonderful, fresh piece! :D


Mrs. Handyverger said...

What a lovely piece of craftsmanship, with so much significance behind it. That is quite the heirloom! :)

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Thank you for showing your special bed at Your Cozy Home Party. Your grandfather was a very talented man and I'm sure you are so honored to have a piece of his hand made furniture. Be sure to come back to show us how you decorate it.-------- Shannon

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your new bed is a real family treasure, Trisha! You must be so happy to have it! You did a really nice job on the family photos!

Jenny's Heart said...

We used to have a bed my great-grandaddy made of mahogany also.
It did split though, but it was well used and well loved for decades!
Yours is a beautiful treasure.

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hi Trisha,
You are so lucky... a great piece to treasure!
Happy Easter!