Monday, July 23, 2012

Hospital Bed Clipboards

 I'm sure you read the title of the post and had to double check to make sure you saw what you thought you saw! Yes indeed-y-do! So lets start at the beginning, several years ago Fredonia college here in Fredonia NY held a tag sale to raise money for the school. Among the vintage books, old office chairs, and metal cabinets were two vintage hospital beds. One was a pale robins egg blue and the other a soft green, both from the early sixties. They were purchased for the schools clinic but had never been used in fact they had never been assembled, brand spanking new! I could not resist the gorgeous metal beds with their crank handles and vintage charm. I bought them for our cottage as we always have a full house!

I had been thinking of adding a clipboard with a notepad to the foot board of each bed for a while , but when the Cricut DR. checkup cartridge was released I knew I just had to make them!!! I didn't want them to seem creepy, just a bit fun and totally functional. The beds are in the "masculine" room decorated with old sports items, piles of vintage books, and old frames.

I have a real fondness for older sports items, I have a small collection of old bowling pins, pool balls, croquet mallets,and balls. I love them when they are a little battered from years of play. Here Two vintage mallets hang above each bed serving as art for the rooms eclectic messiness!

Chelsea begged me to buy this typewriter at a yard sale when she was just 5 years old, at the time I huffed and puffed about picking up another dust collector for her, she loved so many objects that were no longer useful and just plain in the forward to the present and I'm so glad I spent the whopping 5.00 to get it, case and all! Its displayed in the room with a jar of gumballs for the guys and some of Davids old books.

The walls in this room are scattered with old frames, most of them are empty and were found in my father in laws' vast collection of framed art. He was a true collector of...well everything actually. He had the true junkers spirit, leaving us with treasures to discover and fall in love with too. My family still isn't so sure why i love all the empty frames so much, but to me they are beautiful. I love the idea of the mystery of what they once held, and the promise of the fact that they could still be filled with anything.

I enjoy sharing little peeks into my summer home with you, and especially when it involves a quick project too! I will be back with more projects soon, but for now I have go back to work! Until next time, Happy creating!  


Life and Knits said...

Cute stuff! So vintage. Love the clipboard too. I will definitely make one of these next time I have a patient (sick child) in the house.

Thanks for sharing a view of your summer home.


Carolyn/MamaC said...

What a fun post! You are so creative!

Sparkly Engineer said...

the hospital clips are such a cute idea for your beds

kelvinstom said...

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