Thursday, May 13, 2010

head to head


image from martha stewart living
Walking home from yoga class this morning, I spotted something in the garbage that reminded me of the above image. Industrious, like an ant, I proceeded to see if I could manage lifting it which I could. Given the fact that I was more than a few houses away and had a hill to climb I left it out of my head.

Then, spotting my gardener en route to my house, I asked if he would mind picking it up for me, (insert smile, and batting eyelashes). He told me he had seen it and knew exactly where to get it as he had seen it earlier.
Now all I need to do is hide it (from the warden)- paint it and have my carpenter friend make a foot board. So - let's put our heads together and tell me, shall I paint it black or a deep charcoal?

32 comments:

Tonia w/ Chic Modern Vintage said...

NO way? Who would toss such in the trash?

pve design said...

Tonia-
I think the house had an "Estate sale"-and guess that did not sell, now there is a for sale sign---
One man's trash, another's treasure!
pve

A Perfect Gray said...

you are pulling our leg, right? the trash? we don't believe you...

do we...?

you lucky thing...

charcoal, I think....

Debra said...

Like I've said...one man's trash is another man's treasure!!! I love the drama of shiny black!
I'm sure your new bed has found a wonderful spot to have sweet dreams. The warden should be proud of your clever green ways!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

What a find!
I'd paint it charcoal and throw a pink cashmere throw on the bed.

Kelley said...

I like the idea of a deep charcoal. Maybe you could post a picture of the room you intend to put it in?

Rene @ cottage and vine said...

It pays to work out does it not? Lucky you, all stars must be in line. I'm no good with choosing colors. Whatever you decide will be fab.

VictoriaArt said...

Lucky gal...So adorable, color depends on the rest of the room...
I love charcoal, goes with everything and is softer then black, but if you do a - let say -white/yellow/black theme then black would be great!
I am sure you get it right!
See you tomorrow! :)

charm home said...

Wow...you are too lucky. So what are you going to do with it?

LindsB said...

What a great find and an even greater gardener you have! I say deep charcoal, add some dimension with a slightly off color in the room is pretty

bluehydrangea said...

Fabulous find you lucky girl!21 I say deep charcoal..can't wait to see it all dolled up!

Vanessa said...

Good eyes! I say deep charcoal - can't go wrong with either.

North of 25A said...

You lucky duck! I say charcoal - can't wait to see :)

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

GOOD GRIEF!!! I am always in shock at the fabulous finds everyone in blog land seem to nearly trip over! Dark Charcoal would be my vote...wow, you lucky girl!! (A payoff for going to yoga, I'm certain.)
Janell

Laura Casey Interiors said...

I vote dark charcoal and want to go through their trash. craziness in this world, seriously. NICE find!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

What a find! I vote for the dark charcoal.

Splendid Willow said...

You lucky girl! What a find! Martha is going to call soon - and want it back!

I actually think black. It has the bones for it. I need to send you a link to a brand new bedroom makover that I really like, and it has a couple of black accents in it.

Cyber hug and happy weekend, dear!

Mon

Only a refreshed yoga brain would even

Purple Flowers said...

Depends on what else you plan to put in the room with it, but I'd go with the black.

Going to yoga - good for you! :)

pve design said...

Thanks for all your kind comments -
It will be a project and not one that I will be doing for some time. For now it is stored in the garage.
I can assure you, it will be beautiful!
pve

CashmereLibrarian said...

Such a great find ! I am looking for one myself; I've been married almost 25 years and never have had a headboard on our bed...it's time!
And: charcoal!

home before dark said...

Always sailing against the wind, I say black or darkest, darkest brown then black oil glazed until it becomes black with deepness showing through.

Starr said...

Hi. I've been out of the loop for a while. My garden has been calling me outside. Which I must say is a happier use of my time in general.

I read on a blog, "Good things come to those who don't mind second hand." I think in your case, "Great things come to those brave enough to treasure hunt."

Charcoal would be brilliant for bringing on luxurious dreams.

pve design said...

CL-
I had a head board as a child and never as an adult!
What is wrong with that picture - til now!
pve

Home before Dark,
Yes, I think black with a glaze of sorts or perhaps even a high gloss of sorts. I spotted one on the Conrans site - in a deep black for a mere 19,000 - dollars or pounds, a dreamy headboard --- take a look - for yourself.
pve

carlee said...

SCORE! Can't wait to see what you do with it...

Mrs. Blandings said...

Quite a find - I have to hide these kinds of things, too. We passed two wicker tub chairs the other day and I said, "Do you think they are throwing those away?" He didn't answer and didn't stop.

Black or charcoal either will be terrific.

Averill said...

Oooh I love dumpster diving -- and this is a fabulous score! I say go for charcoal.

Southern Lady said...

I think either color would be great, however, I am partial to black. We are getting ready to paint my youngest daughter's bed black. What a great find! Carla

Cote de Texas said...

seriously? wow. unreal!!!!!!!! I can't wait to see what you do with it.

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Oh, I have been looking for a bed similar to that one!
I think a high gloss black would be a beautiful statement, but it depends on the room.
Love when things find you like that.

kayce hughes said...

Wow! I am only a little jealous. I am not a black fan so I would pick grey.

Summer is a Verb said...

What a great find! My vote is for charcoal. The warden, hahahaa...have one of those myself! XXOO

Hello Lover... said...

This is lovely! I never see things like this in the garbage!