If you have ever met me at a show, you have seen my French Antique Side Rails.
I always get the question, what are they and how can I use them in my home.
First, What the heck are they?
They are the side rails from old French beds. They would hold the headboard and the footboards together. The rails would be used to support the mattress. How old are they? Based on some research, they are from the 1920s and before. They are solid wood and some are beautiful just as they are! Well, there may be a little polishing to get them to shine again. If they are in good condition, I do what I can to restore them to their original beauty. Some of the ones I have, have had some water marks or a few scratches here and there. These are the ones that I repaint.
That said, how can you use them?
There are so many ways! Many of the rails are between 72-78 inches long. This is a perfect length to hang over a bed, over a double door, or a window, or even over a bath tub!
So now you know a bit more about the French Antique Bed Rails and how you can use them! Be sure to check out my on line store for other styles that I have available! I am sure you have the perfect place in your home for one!