Of course, it’s a beautiful medieval bed! Strong 4″x4″ posts [6′ at the head & 4′ at the foot] on an equally strong base with enough room underneath to put roll-out containers for clothes. The gorgeous stained glass caps [actually for outdoor fencing] perfectly match my colour scheme & have a geometric design á la Frank Lloyd Wright [my favourite designer & architect]. Yes, the bed is big & takes up just about the whole room, but it is the main focal point.
Found the caps at Home Depot when we went looking for decorative wooden caps — usually about $5 — but as soon as I saw these, I was hooked — at $15 each! Together, the four of them cost more than the wood. There were two other designs to choose from — purple [ugh!] with small blue flowers with pretty iron tendrils or orange/yellow/pink [another ugh!] huge flowers. But, these have the gold from my duvet & the blue from the walls — besides having a great design. [Why does everybody do flowers in stained glass?]
The next step now is to make a headboard with some beautiful yellow brocade fabric I have — just need to get some padding. Then, to make a glass panel for the headboard. I’m designing it to be a similar pattern as the post caps. I was thinking of putting a smaller glass panel in the footboard but now that the bed is up, it might make it too crowded — we’ll see.
In the meantime, my room-mate is making two matching side tables which I am putting a glass top on. Lots more fun to come.