Monday, around lunch time, I posted our platform bed for sale and we had a full-price offer almost immediately, for delivery yesterday. So I went straight to work dismantling it and building the new frame that’s been sitting in the corner of our bedroom for quite a while.
We wanted a bed higher off the floor than the platform, but not something too high (only partially because it would be a huge jump for the dog). 😉 Instead of a boxspring, we got the fancy bed slats from IKEA. Which consisted of over 200 pieces and took 10 times longer to put together than the actual bed frame. After sleeping on the cheapest IKEA slats for the last 6+ years, these new ones are AMAZING.
We got a new rug too! It was a dream rug of mine–I had pinned it on Pinterest as inspiration, never intending to actually buy it because it cost way more than we were willing to spend on a rug. But, back in the clearance section of Crate & Barrel, where they put the floor models, there it was, for a fraction of the cost.
Originally, I was considering a patterned, fabric headboard, but not with this rug and blanket. I’m crazy about this headboard from Anthropologie, but again, way more than we want to spend, and we only need a headboard anyway. The blanket was given to us by my parents many years ago. It’s also Crate and Barrel (amazing how much that store’s style has changed).
A big bonus of having the bed off the ground is that the dog’s bed slides (mostly) underneath during the day, which makes the room feel so much bigger and easier to navigate.
Still to do in the bedroom:
- Paint the ceiling
- Find a headboard
- Buy (make?) nightstands
PS: the rope project is still underway–it really shouldn’t take this long, but it will someday be installed.