Sunday, January 21, 2018

Buying a New Bed - Confusing?

Hi everyone.  I'm back again this week with a new post but I'm confused.  I'll explain in a bit. . .

My son surprised me with a new phone and it's been fun exploring the different aspects of the camera (it automatically made the photo above from the photo shown at the bottom of this post).  Earlier in the week, we had perfect weather for sitting outside.  Today, the sun is out but it was a bit nippy early this morning, although I see it's warmed up to 68 degrees.

Here's what I'm confused about.  I'm getting a new bed and mattress for the master bedroom.  It's become a rather detailed job.  I bought a new King headboard/baseboard online and it won't be delivered until sometime next week (hopefully).  The bed shown above will be dismantled and put in one of the guest rooms.

Here's the newly painted wall in the guest room.  Originally, I had made a artsy type headboard from two pieces of carved wood that had attached to the wall.  Of course, we had to take them down and the wall needed to be patched and painted (by me, of course :)  It's now ready to have the bed/mattress from the master bedroom moved in and set up.

But there's more. . . the queen mattress set that was in this guest room is now going to be sold.  However, the box springs to this set belongs to the mattress in the downstairs guest room.  So, another switch needs to be done.

It's become one job after another.  Hopefully, the bed will arrive in perfect shape and we can put it together.  I've already bought a set of new sheets (which I loved shopping for), along with a new blanket.  But, I'm totally out of the loop when it comes to proper bedding.  There are no "bedspreads" now days.  All duvet sets.  I'm going to enlist the help of my daughter, who is an expert on these things.

Here's the bed I ordered (photo courtesy of Wayfair).  My daughter told me it looks like what old people like!  That's OK as I'm happy to be old.   Last but not least, we have to buy a new mattress!  Luckily, I live in an area where there's lot of choices.  Too many choices, maybe.  I think I'll go with Costco as they have an excellent price on a brand I want and a no hassle return policy.  And, best of all, they deliver and place it on your bed for free!

Oh, there's a little more to this story.  My dear husband helped my son take the mattress from the guest room out to the garage.  I didn't think much of it.  But, yesterday, he had terrific chest pain and couldn't breath.  We went to the ER last night and thankfully, he checks out OK.  We're thinking it's because he lifted and used some muscles he hadn't used in a long time.

I'm hoping this saga of the new bed will soon be over.  

Sending everyone my best wishes,



  1. It looks like a great bed! I had to laugh with what your daughter said. My daughter not that long ago said the same thing about a certain store where I like to buy clothes for me. She said " Oh that is where old people buy clothes." Hope your husband is feeling fine. Please share when the bed is all put together. Have a great weekend!

  2. It may be what old folks like, but it's gorgeous. That's scary about your husband, glad he's ok. I'm not a big fan of duvet, I like bedspreads.

  3. I use duvets but did not know they were that popular! They are OK to use (so we got really nice down-filled allergy friendly down + zipped covers for the down comforters that are to keep dust mites OUT) and the duvet covers only are washed (every 2 weeks, I have help with this, admittedly) but I will say that it is not easy to put these on and off - so you may want to see one in 'action' before you get one - they are not easy to do and if you have a king sized bed, I would think these would require 2 people to put on and off. (we have a queen!).... God bless and I hope it all works out well! That would be scary about your Husband and so glad he is OK!!! HUGS!

  4. A new bed and bedding how lovely, It will look wonderful. x

  5. Your new bed has caused you loads of issues, glad hubby is OK.

  6. I often find that one project leads to another like dominos. Eventually though, everything falls into place. I do miss good old fashioned bedspreads, so much simpler. I am so glad your husband was ok. How worried you must have been. God is good. Enjoy your lovely new bed.

  7. Your new bed is lovely, despite your daughter's funny comment :) Getting a new bed is an ordeal - we need a new one and have been putting it off for that reason. So glad that your husband checked out ok. That must have been so stressful for you (and him)! Pottery Barn has nice French quilted bedspreads in pretty colors, solids and prints, and you can get them on-line. A little pricey, but good quality. Hope the rest of your mattress ordeal goes smoothly, dear Pat. Sending hugs xo Karen

  8. Putting on a fresh duvet cover is simple, once you master the technique, so don't worry. There are probably lots of youtube demonstrations. New bed, new mattress and new bedding, bliss!

  9. WOW! I totally love that new bed. Just fabulous!
    Bedspreads (which were always called bedspreads ) now seem to be called 'throws' here.
    I hate the ways one job almost always leads to another.

  10. I think you choose a really nice looking bed. Hope you have pleasant dreams in it.

  11. That's a wonderful bed ... and if that is the kind 'old people like' then I'm glad I'm an old person!
    Margaret P


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