a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Friday, October 19, 2012

The New Room...

I thought I was just gonna put the finishing touches on my new pink, uh, Plum room but it couldn't be that easy for the person who is always messing up.  Nope, got my regular box springs and mattress, slats laid out, and raised the bed six inches so I could accommodate a single drawer unit under the bed.  Piece of cake.  That's what I thought. 
Then I try to get it to fit.  Here's what happened.  Nice.  I try everything in the world I can think to get it to fit and came to the conclusion that this bed frame is so old it must be smaller than a standard.  Not so.  It finally hit me to USE THE INTERNET to get the correct dimensions and check that against the bed frame.
As you can see my wonderful idea of stacking books to raise the bed didn't work as I was trying to force  a QUEEN size mattress into a regular bed frame!  Yep, that's right I bought a queen size mattress for a regular bed! 

In this case size DOES matter.  Won't be getting an Einstein Award this week. AND to top that off blogger is freezing and giving me the blue circle dance.  Maybe it's a sign I should go pick up walnuts. 

16 comments:

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Hmm.
I have always found that my best decorating work has been done with a magazine on the couch. ;)

Lovin' your lace! And the color is superb!

Have a ...er......fun weekend!

Mimi
The Goat Borrower

jean said...

Gail, I'm quite sure you are not so unique in your decorating ways : ) but, you give us an interesting and amusing picture to watch in our minds. Don't you just hate it when blogger freezes?! Walnuts make for good diversion in these cases.

Buttons said...

Looks good the room I mean the bed well:) B

Lynne said...

Now what will you do?

Sandy said...

The final color looks fabulous. I love how calming the color is.
Sorry about the mattress. Once you get the correct size, will you keep the books to raise the bed?

Teresa Coltrin@Journaling Woman said...

Aww, if not for the internet where would I be? hee hee.

Sandra said...

i do hope that is not a new mattress you just bought, if so i hope they will exchange it. oh my what shall she do???? go pick up walnuts will help distract but THeN it is still there...

ellen abbott said...

love the plum color. and going after the walnuts sounds good. did you see my big box of pecans? and they are still falling.

the canned quilter said...

Yep I'd go for the walnuts! We are picking up walnuts here as well.

Roses around the door... said...

Gail you always make me smile, i just love the way you write!!!
Wish you and family a lovely weekend.Best wishes jackie x

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

It's a great day for walnut hunting. ☺

Country Gal said...

Hey it happens to the best of us ! i do like the colour of the room though nicely done ! Hope blogger smartens up for you ! Have a good day !

Far Side of Fifty said...

In the olden days there was no queen size. I had one of those old brass bed frames years ago..and it kept falling apart..I finally gave up and bought a new bed frame:)

Irene said...

I think you missed a career in slapstick movies. Silly you. a queen sized mattress! I hope it's easy to trade, though I prefer sleeping on them. That is a gentle hint. xox

LindaG said...

You should be able to raise the bed with bricks. ;o)

Sorry to hear about the mattress. If I had seen the frame, I would have suggested a regular or twin mattress.

*hugs*

Have a wonderful weekend, Gail. ♥

Sue said...

Oops!

;)

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