Monday, April 11, 2011

A New Life For Sam's Bed......

This is my friend Sam, I met her at a flea market near Fremont a few years back. I was drawn to her booth by the cool things she was selling, we got to talking and she said her house had recently burned down, she had lost all the things that were special to her, all her prized possessions. She was just trying to get back in the swing of things and do some flea markets and start over again after her huge loss. Several years went by, I would visit her booth at Finders Keepers to buy from it occasionally. Last August she contacted, said she was kind of getting out of the business and had some things she wanted to get rid of, I went down to her house to see what she had.
This was the partial trailer full we bought from her, we were not done loading yet in this photo. Remember the cool pinball machine I had at the Bonanza last year? I got that from Sam. One of the other things we bought was this old iron bed. As you can see from the photo above, it had been through the fire and was all black. It was hard for her to part with but she said she would let met have it, it was time to move on and let go of it.

We took it and had it sandblasted so it looked like this.......

Then we took it to a place that does powder coating, it then took on it's second life!

This is it's new home now! It's at the Bachman's Spring Ideas House in Minneapolis, now it's a staple in the little girls ballerina room. This ones for you Sam, one of your prized possessions is now alive and living, heading to someone else's home for it's new life, it's second life.



  1. Fantastic frame! Great job bringing it back to life!

  2. Beautiful frame...well done!!

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  4. Heya Cammie....!

    I haven't been around for ages & am playing 'catch up'....I HOPE you're well Lovey.... :o) !!

    WOW....I WISH someone would call me so I could get a TRUCK LOAD in one go....I'm GLAD Sam's Treasures went to you & you were able to help her out....!!!!!

    This is the BEAUTY of what we do....Salvage....Reinvent & Renew....Makes me SMILE OUT LOAD just lookin' at those words.... :o) !!!

    Margo emailed me before to say EB tickets have gone on sale for JB....I'm HOPING as I type you & your Hubby will be there for me to visit come September....As a matter of fact....I have my FINGERS & TOES crossed you WILL....!!!

    I hope you're having a FANTABULOUS week....!

    Cheers from Oz,
    Tamarah :o)

  5. Cammie - that is GORGEOUS!!! And I love the story behind it!!!!

    ;-D robelyn

  6. Hey Cammie -- got any pix of the Spring Idea House -- or where can I find some. Next time you come thru Sioux Falls, let me know. Patty, Random Harvest