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A video where we haul the bed up to the second-floor roof and shove it in the bedroom window.

In case you missed: bed part 1, bed part 2

The headboard alone was enough to sell me on this bed. If there had been nothing but the the fancy bit at the top glued to a cardboard refrigerator box, I would have liked it just as much.

Also, I hate footboards like I hate turtlenecks– a lot. So to find an antique bed designed with no footboard at all, and a fancy headboard nearly 7 feet tall, and will accommodate our queen-size mattress… (sort of.) I knew this was the bed I had been waiting for.

Besides, if at some point it turns out I was wrong and I do find a king-size bed? That will be EVEN BETTER. Because I will stack this bed on top of it and make bunkbeds of awesomeness.

**MUST read – hysterical** My latest Craigslist find was too large to fit up our old-house stairwell, so my husband built a RAMP TO THE ROOF!

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

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.