There is a bit of a long story about why the first picture was there and not the current one.
It all started when we actually purchased the entire bedroom set for a great price over at Michael's auctions. It is an antique Eastlake Victorian bedroom set. We were so thrilled to get it. We got it home. My sister gave us a very good condition full size bed to place into our new find.
However, unbeknownst to us, this bedroom set is so antique that the full size bed did not fit into the frame. It was what was known as a three quarter bed. Essentially, the bed frame was too short by 4 inches. We now had a choice. Either to find a three quarter bed, which is nearly impossible, or to go find someone to build us sideboards that would be the appropriate length. We chose the latter. At one of the visits to the Mohawk Produce Auction near Fort Plain, there were some brand new queen bed sets up for auction as well, made my Amish craftsmen. We asked one of the Amish gentleman who happened to be leaning on one of the bedroom sets if he knew who made them. He told us he did not, however he believes his father could help us out with our dilemma. Well, it took about 6 weeks because of hardware issues. But we finally got the side boards from our new friend, Wayne. If you are visiting us and staying in the Lavender Room, or it is not being occupied during your visit, we welcome you to see the craftsmanship that Wayne did, because it is amazing.