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Friday, April 15, 2011

Well Not EVERYTHING Can Be a Project!

 Okay, yes, we've dragged a lot of curbside finds home. But when I planned on bringing Mom home post-surgery, her comfort was important. The hospital bed we had wasn't cutting it. So off to IKEA Savannah and I went, and we came home with a HEMNES day bed and a  firm SULTAN HARESTUA mattress.
 We dragged all this home in a Kia Soul, packed in like a world class game of Tetris. Seriously. The bed was partly in the front seat.
 Add to this Sammy...
 ...and a bunch of IKEA hardware...
 ...oh, and a tool kit...
 ...and we have a little construction fun!

 Behold the other reason we bought this particular model. Mom is in my Florida room until we assess her level of independence. We aren't sure if a free standing mother-in-law's quarters on our extra lot is in order, or if she needs a wheelchair accessible room and private bath added onto the house.
 This baby has 3 deeeeeep drawers in the base for storage.
 Bead board trim that fits in with my cottage style.
 It encourages flexibility.

 The construction is solid, with a wood frame supporting MDF, which I was thinking of doing myself.

 How simple was it?
 There was time for breaks. And he documented it. Kids.

 The bottom also slides out to convert this to a king size for overnight space.

 Diggin' it.
 We're ready for the mattress!
 This was rolled up like a rug. In fact, I was kinda worried I'd grabbed a mattress topper.
 But it popped open and is super comfortable.
 Now, if you're looking for redone curbside finds, come back Monday.
Oh, did I score...


Musings from Kim K. said...

I disagree. This is a project, even if Ikea is the one that designed it. Wow. I'm so impressed that your kiddos get involved and stick with the assembly until the bitter end. It's quite lovely. I'm sure your Mom appreciates all that you are doing. Can't wait to see your curbside find too.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

That's the bed my little one wants when we redo her room this summer! Can't wait to hear how it works out for you. It looks even better than I remembered from the store and I agree that IS a project!

Dharma said...

IKEA - which in my house is Swedish for D.I.V.O.R.C.E.

Like the bed though, very cottagey! I hope your Mom heals well. You are a good daughter. I like that the bed "encourages flexibility" :)

jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

Yep, assembling Ikea is like DIYing something. Becuase 59% of the time a part is missing! But I love it anyway.

Hey, we love our Ikea mattress too. Such a better deal than the mattress stores!! Welcome home to your mom!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Oh Im so glad your mama is coming home! She's gonna love the bed and its really sweet that everyone get invloved getting her space set up :0)

Heather said...

What a great, cottage bed! I'll be anxious to hear how she likes it!

Sherri B. said...

Very nice, looks like mom is all're a very good daughter!

Keri {One Mama's Daily Drama} said...

Assembling Ikea furniture is definitely a project! I got a queen-sized bed from there that took quite a lot of elbow grease. Not to worry you, but those skinny metal side things that are holding up the wood slats are not as strong as they look. My bed collapsed. While I was sleeping. On the other hand, my daughter's bed is perfect.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous bed! I bet your mom will love it!


mousee23 said...

MST 3000!!! I mean awesome job on the bed