Sunday, October 25, 2009

Bed Time

After 6 years on a slightly-broken hand-me-down metal frame, a year on a built-in platform in a rented house, and 4 months of a mattress on the floor in our new house, Ed and I have gotten a bed, a real bed.Wouldn't it be nice if our room actually looked like that?

We picked it up yesterday and assembled it this morning. It was quite the cause for excitement around our house. The girls could be distracted by neither treat nor TV; they wanted to HELP. So Ed found an empty box (yes, we are still unpacking) and told them if they were going to be in our room, they had to stay in the box. The instructions came in both French and English so we gave them the French instructions and told them to supervise.When we'd gotten a little further along and were working on the corner feet and brackets, we let them out of the box. They brought in their plastic tools and worked on the styrofoam the bed had been packed in.
The assembly was quick and basically painless. It helped that the bed wasn't from IKEA. It's not quite the finished product yet - we still plan to get the headboard and nightstands, just on a different paycheck - but it feels like a new room. And I'm pretty sure tomorrow, when I only have to get up from a sitting position rather than a squat, I will feel like a new woman. Yes, we're getting there, bit by bit.

9 comments:

Kelsey Carreon said...

I love the bedding too Kari... I so feel your pain... we have slowly moved from the floor on a full size bed to a queen on a frame to a platform and now we are back to a frame but it is a King Size so I can't complain... one day I will have a bedroom set.. it gives me something to hope for, along with a living room set. I must wait though as the girls are finally ready for big girl beds lol.. I can't wait to see the rest of the tranformation.

Kelsey Carreon said...

btw the rule about staying in the box... GENIUS!!!

The Gardener said...

Sweet! I love how it goes with that amazing paint job you did! :-)

Our family said...

YIPPEEE!! It looks awesome!

esodhiambo said...

Congrats! I am SO glad I am not the only one still unpacking! I keep on making up deadlines for myself; my new one is Veterans' Day. Ha!

MiaKatia said...

A bed!!! I love the bedding too.

Jenifuz said...

It's amazing how nice it feels to get a 'real' bed! We got one with a head board and foot board last year and it was amazing how grown up we felt! I love the bedding too!

Bryan said...

My favorite part of this post is the kids in the box -- not only that you required it of them, but that they agreed to it. Hilarious...

kat said...

way to be a grown up!!

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