Recently I have had a problem with one of my now guest rooms.
I Was trying to find the Ethan Allen Country Farmhouse bed that had been discontinued many years ago. I looked for months. Ebay, etsy, on line dealers of discontinued EA furniture. I had no luck. Even one of my closest friends who works for EA tried to find it and was not successful. So I found a substitute on Joss and Main. It was a Paula Dean Bed. In theory it was what I was looking for, at least it looked like it. Until I got it home.
I know you will probably disagree because the photo makes the room look bigger than it was but the bed truly was the elephant in the room. Large and overbearing. And once again I had the feeling of regret. Why did I get this? Why did I get it and not wait? This drove me crazy.
And then I saw it.
The Ethan Allen Cottage bed.
This was the photo I found on Ebay.
My criteria for the perfect bed was:
preferably a foot board
Spindles or planks
Pine or light wood
Full size (because I had a full size mattress in the barn that was my son's bed.
Preferably and Ethan Allen bed ( I love the company and their furniture.)
Here is the room now.
I brought home one of the dressers I had in the store. It's a vintage style that was painted. It was the size I wanted and thought it would look pretty giving the room a little color.
All my beds happen to be Ethan Allen and two of them are discontinued ones that I have been lucky enough to locate.
Here is a photo of the other guest room which was my oldest son's room.
I had done a post about his room before. I found this EA discontinued bed on Ebay as well. Thank God for Ebay and Ethan Allen.