This bed belonged to my paternal grandparents. When it was passed on to us, it went to Nina's room. She then took it to her college rent house and then she passed it on to Jimmy while he was in grad school. While it was in their possession, it had several paint jobs. We just got it back and it had brown paint in some places, white paint in other places and then a weird attempt for gold antiquing finish it others. I know, I should of taken a before picture.
It also needed some new bolts.
Anyway, Jeff worked on in yesterday. He sanded it down and gave it 2 coats of dark red paint. This morning, he moved it into one of the guest rooms and added some L brackets for good measure.I am so happy with how it turned it out!
I think it looks like a picture from some the Early American decorating magazines my mom had in the 60's and 70's.
The quilt was made by my maternal grandmother. It is all double-knit fabric and will probably never wear out.
Another Rhonda, also in Oklahoma, just posted a picture of a double knit quilt her mother made about the same time my grandma made this one.
I made new potholders a while back, but I cook so much that they are getting rather worn out. I did a few swagbuck searches for potholder tutorials and found one I think is darling,
I made mine a little differently than Betsi. She used a retro pattern for her inspiration and uses felt and stuffing for the insides.I updated that part and used potholder batting instead, several manufacturers make it and most fabric departments carry it. It looks almost like quilt batting but has a silvery side that does a very good job of heat blocking.
There is a open pocket section on the belly just right for picking up pot handles and pan edges. I also used a narrower bias tape than Betsi as the narrower kind is what I had.
Thank you Betsi for the cute tutorial.