It's currently sitting in a (HUGE) box at my in-laws' house, as that's where Matt had it delivered so that it would remain a surprise until Christmas. And a surprise it was! He actually sent me into the dining room to "get napkins" and while I was in there counting out enough for our brunch, his Dad called in to me "were any presents left in that room?". I don't know how I failed to notice that I was standing beside the largest box ever, leaning against the wall in shiny wrapping paper. I must have been tired!
Anyway, needless to say, I was thrilled! A beautiful, warm, cozy bedroom is in my near future.
There are a few problems though:
1) We have to get the headboard from Matt's parents house to our house. The men seem to think it can be tied to the roof of my father-in-law's van. I'm leaning towards renting a U-Haul for an hour or two, because I don't like the idea of my brand new beautiful headboard flying across the Gardiner Expressway.
2) We need a new bedframe, since the new headboard can't be attached to our current IKEA Malm bed. I want something that's high enough off the ground to store stuff under. And we only have a matress (no boxspring), so it has to be a platform/slat bed. It also has to be nice enough to not require a bed skirt/dust ruffle. They're okay, but I like the option of not having one. The only suitable frame I've found so far, is this one, from West Elm:
|"Tall Wood Bed Frame" from West Elm. Roughly $320 CDN. 15" tall.|
A bedframe like this is going to run us another $360+ with taxes though. I thought by choosing just a headboard, that we'd save some money, but I guess I was wrong! Does anyone have an alternative suggestion for where to find strong but budget-friendly bedframes in Toronto?
3) Our old bed had night tables attached to it, so as soon as we get rid of that bed, we are night-table-less.
I really loved the idea of white nightables against a dark feature wall. So as soon as I received the bed, I started scouring Kijiji listings for something I could work with. I ended up buying two grubby old night tables which I HOPE I can turn into something great. I'm already having doubts.
4) We have to find a new home for the old Malm bed. It's not in the best shape, but it's definitely not dump material yet.
I better get moving on all this, as I'm sure Matt's parents would like their dining room back!