Victoria Elizabeth Barnes

Craigslist bed saga, part two.

This is part two of the bed story. Part one is here. It contains important plot elements like sawing the mattress and other modifications for making a full-size antique bed fit a queen-size mattress.

Normally I do not like roadtrips. (Or any sort of unnecessary-leaving-of-the-house.) But it was a Sunday shortly before Christmas and it was actually really nice to randomly cut life.  Plus, for $300 and some driving, this was CLEARLY our bed.

I felt so strongly about it, that I was able to suspend my anxiety about traveling MANY hours to buy something off of Craigslist that I had not seen in person.

My experience with Craigslist is that about 50% of the time, you are going to be surprised. Not necessarily in a bad way. After all, I once responded to a Craigslist ad that contained no photo, no description, no anything… and ended up finding a kingdom, under a tarp, in an alley.

That was surprising.

** MUST read – this girl’s craigslist stories are hysterical.** If you like craigslist-bargains or estate-sale hunting, you MUST read the story of this antique bed.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

Craigslist is my spirit animal – The bed saga, Pt. 1

The bedrooms at our old house were about the size of shoeboxes, but at this house we have plenty of room for a king-size bed.

However.

The bed-shopping experience has been derailed by my ever-escalating symptoms of GFTD: giant-fancy-thing-disease… Giant fancy things are out there. I will be getting them.

My affliction is particularly advanced – to the point where practicality has stopped playing any role at all in my design choices.

Do you see a problem here? No? Me either.

If you like craigslist-bargains or estate-sale hunting, you MUST read the story of this antique bed. **this girl’s craigslist stories are hysterical.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

You know your project is out of control when…

This was supposed to be a post about my latest craigslist find and an introduction to the Mirror Troll’s sister – the Bed Troll… But I got a new computer over the weekend and I am still muddling through transferring files and photos and reinstalling applications and trying to figure out why stuff is not syncing.

It is a total novelty that I can do ALL of those things simultaneously without the computer saying–you ask too much of me, I need to lie down.

Further making this a good week: Paul and I were interviewed for a story in The Philadelphia Inquirer about the relationship-stress associated with house projects, big renovations, and everything that goes along with them.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.