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Fresh Paint- Fresh Life

Josh and I are absolutely ecstatic. We’ve moved into Brianna’s former room and are sleeping like kings and queens! I decided to not go with the brown, multi-paneled section bed that I was going to give Josh for Christmas, and instead, bought him this [not my pic]:


It retails for $1,200 (new) and it’s almost identical to the one I bought him- down to the ornate carvings.  I, however, (being the cheapskate that I am) only paid $100 for mine on Craig’s List. It’s in excellent shape! I gave my son, BrianBob, $30 to go and fetch it with me and assemble it in Josh’s and my new (freshly painted Granny Smith Apple green) room as a surprise for him. The posts are so high we had to unscrew the very tops because they went up and into the ceiling. It doesn’t take away from the overall aesthetics however. Josh and i were able to find a mint condition queen sized box spring and pillow top mattress (barely used) for $105. Unbelievable. Lucky for us, Mary and Gerry- the mattress sellers from Craig’s List- had a small lumber yard right in their back yard, as Gerry was a carpenter, so we were able to pick up 3 bed slats while we were there. We threw in an extra $20 because Gerry helped us load it all onto our Rodeo with his twine, out in the cold.

So then, the total price for a like-new queen sized 4 poster bed with like-new queen sized box spring and pillow top mattresses comes to a whopping $205. That’s an insanely good deal. 🙂

Being the smart woman that I am, I know to get my guy something for Christmas that I can enjoy too. (Did I mention the cheapskate thing?) Josh was really happy with his gift. His back had been hurting from our beat up twin–sized bed, so it was long past due.

I just found some brand new, queen sized Egyptian cotton steel blue w/brown accents sheets (still in their original package) on Craig’s list for $15 that we’re going to go snag tonight. I also ordered a microplush (chocolate brown) comforter set and 6 pillows (2 king- 4 jumbo) along with a thick, queen sized memory foam mattress pad + a gorgeous chocolate brown microfiber queen sized sheet set and  pillow cases from Ebay- all new.

Eventually, I’m going to add adjoining bars at the top and canopy drapes on all sides. It’s going to be the world’s most awesome bed when I’m done with it- guaranteed. As for now, it’s so high up that I have to actually jump just to get onto it. Our super fat cat, Meatball, climbed onto it last night and hasn’t moved since. He went to the kitchen to eat and came straight back to this bed. I believe he’s claimed his spot!

As much as I love Christmas, etc. I’m relieved it’s all over and I can begin my new life. I’m going to set up my office in the sunny kitchen area- phone/fax/etc. and give myself another week of lounging around before getting good and busy with my art/photography.

Happy 2015 to all. x

11 responses

  1. AinhoaDi

    Wow it looks fantastic! Good for you! I bet Meatball is next going to be asking for his dinner to be served there too! 😛 Happy 2015!

    January 1, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    • Wouldn’t be surprised- haa. Hope your year is a good one!

      January 1, 2015 at 6:43 pm

  2. I know what you mean about being able to relax now that the festivities are behind us. Happy 2015 to you, too.

    January 1, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    • If I’m not mistaken, aren’t you jumping right back into the ring, Maggie? Whew- I need a break honey child. :0) Hope your new year is a fantastic one, Maggie. x

      January 1, 2015 at 6:44 pm

      • oh yes, I am in “get ‘er done” mode. I have already extended a two year program into three years. Can’t wait for diploma time!

        January 1, 2015 at 6:56 pm

      • Rock it out, Maggie! You can do it. 🙂

        January 1, 2015 at 7:01 pm

  3. yvo

    Delightful!! I love this post and this bed looks awesome. The cat has spoken. 4 paws up approval . . . and cats know comfort. Congrats and Yay!!! x

    January 1, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    • I’ve planted my patootie right next to Meatball and have barely moved since. 🙂 This is the bed of all beds, let me tell you!

      January 1, 2015 at 6:45 pm

  4. very fancy

    January 1, 2015 at 9:01 pm

  5. Amazing stuff, wish I was that good with shopping. I am like the stupidest shopper ever!
    Wish you all the best in 2015 and looking forward to your art and photography, and msot of all, more and plenty of You 😀

    January 2, 2015 at 10:33 am

    • I highly doubt you’re the stupidest shopper ever! You’re much too smart for that. I’m super excited for your latest book (of poems) being published, O. I wish you lots of success in the new year and many more after. xo

      January 2, 2015 at 1:20 pm


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