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

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Bed From Hell And The Beginning Of The End


Meet the bed from hell!  This is Andrew's bed and has been since he was big enough to have a big boy bed. The bottom is a futon and the top is a bunk.  This bed has traveled with him during all the moves of his life and had come home to roost in his present bed room.  This now will be Jake's bed when he comes to visit.

Pretty handy.  He started using the bottom as his bed and when he had company they just pulled off a twin mattress and they were ready to go.

First it had to be disassembled then moved to this room and reassembled. That sounds simple but without going into great detail with colorful language it was far from simple.  My big butt came into very good use balancing these pieces of beds.  The long pieces had to be held level as I lined up nuts and bolts.  Amazing how talented I am with my behind.  Just imagine if I had a tail like a monkey, there would be no limits to what I could do.
The Cyber Green room is now done.  The carpet has been stretched by fence stretchers and the tractor.  Hubby's idea worked!  It has now been trimmed and fastened (not in this picture)  Here I am showing my cool light fixture I found  at a yard sale (minus globes).  It has a marble base and four arms that can be moved around.  It has a two way switch.

Hubby informed me not to get too excited that is was a light funeral homes used when they had a wake or visitation.  I said that was alright with me.  This is the perfect light for this area.
The BIG BLACK reassembled
The Cyber Green room has the main pieces in place and carpet trimmed.  Now to make some pillows to tone down this red (not my choice, just what I had).  Red was Andrews choice because it is one of the school colors and also the Razorback color.

This is in Andrew's "wing" of the house so I think he can sleep a few extra boys now. (Have to move those top mattresses a little, crooked)  With this part we now have the capability to sleep about eight.  I fear there will be a bunking party during Christmas break.

I see the cord of the air compressor peeking out of the next room but that will be gone. Craft/art/sewing area is the next to organize and paint then on to Andrew's room to finish that.  His new bed is in there but I am repainting, revamping, and fumigating. After all, he is a teen aged jock so you know it's needed, bless his heart.

It is such a wonderful relief to have this room done  except for minor touch-ups and adjustments.  I could dance a jig and the floor will hold me now!

18 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh I love your funeral home light too. I guess we have the same quirky taste:)
Wow this is looking goog I like the bed and stretching the carpet with the tractor genius:) Wow retirement sure is working well for you:) B

Sandy said...

Gail,

I'm so glad the carpet stretched for you :-) You need to keep this idea of stretching the carpet with the tractor on hand for future carpets (only when needed). The room looks amazing, I like it.
I remember that bunk - futon set. My step son had the same type of contraption, it's extremely heavy and hard to manuver.
Have a great day!

Sandra said...

The floor that Gail Built... I like that... like i said you ARE talented... you would not want to walk on a floor i built. wish i could have seen the show of stretching the carpet with a tractor...

the canned quilter said...

Talk about energy! When you get finished you can start on my house : )

Linda Wildenstein said...

goodness girl, is there nothing you won't try or can't do. This looks great. And the floor...oh my stars. I bow to your cleverness. You're my hero.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Gail, looks great, funeral lights and all......Blessings Francine.

Dreaming said...

You are on a roll! What's next?!
We had a similar version of the bed from hell - our's was red - it would have taken the red over the top, I think! The boys used to sit on the top bunk and play video games, with the game monitor being on a work table on the other side of the room. One day, during an exciting sequence in the game, the boys noticed the bed listing to one side. It turns out the welds had broken and the bed was just about ready to keel over. I was always happy that it happened slowly, and that no one was underneath!

TexWisGirl said...

you and your talented butt should be commended. :)

John Gray said...

love your superwoman cape in the previous post!

SaucyKod said...

hah, hah, I love it - yah may jug well me dearie - you deserve it. Great job and I love the lights - a nice warm glow is just the finishing touch. If only more women would like or appreciate learning the fundamentals of real life, what a different world we might be. I am so glad I found you Gail. I enjoy your stories, poems, bits of life and challenges and I shall not forget to say "Marcy's Photos". Take Care

LindaG said...

You are amazing, Gail. The room is fantastic!
What an inspiration. ♥ :o)

Far Side of Fifty said...

I like your light fixture too..very cool. You certainly have been busy:)

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love the bed and the chair - I love red so this is perfect to me. :) blessings, marlene

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh wow, you have done a ton of work to get this room ready! And what a great sense of humor you have! Monkey tail and all. I think Razorback red is a great color for a young man! And you are right, a few pillows will help tone it down.

Lydia Kang said...

Isn't that sense of accomplishment so wonderful?

Far Beyond The Ridge said...

It's amazing that things can come out so well after seeing the "during" pics.
The floor looks wonderful, and i'm glad no one got hurt in the doing.

Michaele said...

Good job! We have a bed like that. It and it's squeak reside in the shop.

Sue said...

You are doing amazing things over there!

=)

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