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Inspired Style: Spindles

by | Apr 29, 2013 | Decorating Inspiration, Details, Inspired Style, Style Tips

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Inspired Style: Spindle Furniture

I love interesting little details on furniture.  Twisty legs, spindles, or the Jenny Lind style beds  — they all add such a fun sculptural detail to a room!

I have a cool old chair with spindle legs that my mom found at an estate sale years ago. It has been sitting around in my garage since we moved here! Now I’m inspired to give it a fresh makeover and bring it out again!

Do you have any spindle style furniture?

Inspired Style: Spindles

Land of Nod Jenny Lind Bed

This post is the first in an ongoing blog series I’ll be sharing here from time to time called “Inspired Style,” which will focus on types or styles of furniture and accessories to look out for when you shop at Goodwill, thrift stores, consignment shops or your favorite local furniture stores! Hopefully it will inspire you to be on the look out for thrifty finds of some classic and fun styles!

Sources by row from left to right:

Row 1:   1) Jessica Helgerson via Design Sponge 2) BHG

Row 2:   1) Hallie and Mark Burrier via Apartment Therapy 2) Phoebe Howard

Row 3:   1) Gil Walsh 2) A Country Farmhouse

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  1. Diane

    When I grew up I had a Jenny Lind bed. I loved those spindles. I remember stroking my fingers over the bumps as I dreamed of houses and decorating and more. Yes…I did. Today I don’t think I have a spindly thing in my house. Hmmm… I just might need to do something about that.

    p.s. Today is my blogiversary…you could say I’m just a little bit excited! :) Thanks for being my inspiration, Melissa!

  2. julie

    Yes! I have furniture w/spindles. I LOVE spindles. (those beds make me swoon!!) In fact, I have an old, old bunk bed with amazing spindles that I got for $20 off of CraigsList. Am planning on painting one of the beds a cool color, loading it up with tons of pillows (homemade, of course) — and it shall be a daybed! It will reside in my home office in a corner that gets wonderful winter sun, and is just the most lovely place to read or nap. Can’t wait!

    • Melissa

      Oh that sounds AMAZING!!! I hope you’ll share a pic when you get it done. Yay for a $20 Craigslist find!!

  3. helene

    When my husband and I were expecting our first baby, we didn’t have much money. But we found a beautiful dark stained Jenny Lind crib at our Church tag sale. What a find! I felt so classy putting our new daughter to sleep in there. And it lasted to serve through several other of our children! I always have fond memories of that crib and enjoy the spindle style because of it.

    • Melissa

      Sweet memories :-)

  4. Holly

    I love the spindle details on furniture. I’ve actually been looking for a Jenny Lind style bed for my daughter for her next room but haven’t found anything yet (I was hoping to buy used or vintage but they are tough to find).

  5. bonnie

    Do you have any tips on painting this style furniture? I have a pair of twin beds with the spindles that I’ve been sanding down, but I imagine painting it won’t be as easy.

  6. Sara Silver

    I love the ornate and decorative feeling spindles add to a room; the examples you posted are lovely. I have seen a few spindle bed frames at thrift shops and yard sales and now I’m wishing I would have picked them up and given them a fresh coat of paint! The red frame is amazing!

  7. Sylvia

    I also love spindle furniture. I don’t own any but I do have two antique barley twist parlor tables. I love them. They will never painted; not by me at least.

  8. Pamela

    When I became a grandmother for the first time, I bought a spindle high chair. I really didn’t want one of those plastic things in my kitchen and I knew could pass it to a friend later, it could be our little group of granmother’s ‘heirloom’..spindle furniture last forever! I did pass it along…my youngest grandchild just turned 6!

  9. Kayla

    I love this post!! My daughter had a Jenny Lind crib which I choose because of its classic beauty!!!

  10. Leah

    Hey Melissa!
    Fairly new follower of your blog – and I’m sure that most readers out there already know this, but I thought I’d pass along this information just in case – SEARS carries Jenny Lind cribs, changing tables, and cradles!!! Maybe they have larger bed sizes too??? Not sure…but the baby furniture comes in different finishes.: )
    Hope this helps someone!
    Leah: )

  11. Simple Things

    Love, love, love the red spindle bed. And we have a pair of spindle chairs just like the last pictured in our warehouse. Can’t believe someone hasn’t snatched them up already.


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