If you are searching for something to hang on your wall other than art work, why not hang an antique metal bed frame on a wall? Here I used an old antique metal bed frame that I bought years ago. It’s unexpected and definitely makes a statement. All you will need is one old antique iron bed frame, four hooks, and some Rub-n-Buff.
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How to Hang An Antique Metal Bed Frame on a Wall
Step 1: The Hooks
I hung this old metal bed frame on my wall in my entryway stairwell with some simple hooks. I wanted the hooks to be just the right size, so I bought several options to see which ones worked the best. Once I had the right size, I need to make them blend in with the old metal bed frame.
Here is how to make your hooks match the patina of the old metal bed frame. Since the hooks we bought were shiny and silver, I used Rub-n-Buff to make them blend in with the patina already on the iron bed frame. I used a combination of Patina, Finished Copper, and Antique White to achieve the look you see below.
Step 2: Put Hooks in the Wall
Hold the bed frame up to the wall and make sure the bed will be flat on the wall, or at least flat enough. Once you have decided where you are going to hang it, mark where your hooks will go with a pencil on the wall. This bed frame only required four small hooks that we attached to the wall by inserting the molly bolts into the sheet rock and then screwing the hooks into the molly bolts. If you happen to be on a stud, even better, you won’t need that molly bolt. I do recommend trying to place at least one hook on a stud.
Step 3: Hang Your Antique Metal Bed Frame On the Hooks
Hang your bed on the hooks. It’s sturdy and looks great. that’s really all there was to this project. I’ve had this old metal bed frame on this wall for many years and I think it adds unexpected character to my house.
Step 4: Decorate
This bed is a great place to add seasonal decorations. I add spiders and cobwebs for Halloween decorations and hang my pet stockings on it at Christmas. Sometimes I add garlands along the top. It’s just so unique and I feel like I’m probably the only person decorating a old bed frame for Halloween and Christmas, but maybe not?
Many years ago I found this old antique metal bed frame at a consignment shop, bought it and brought it home to use as my guest bed for several years. When I no longer needed it as a guest bed, it sat in the corner in my living room for a few more years. Even though I no longer needed it for it’s intended purpose, I couldn’t get rid of it. I always thought it had potential to be more than just a bed and I love to repurpose things. I was just waiting for inspiration.
So, if you have something unusual like an old metal bed frame, hang it on the wall. It will look great!
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