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The guest bed is still an unstained finish, but for the Ugg-Duck, this is a huge step toward normalcy. I am not sure if I’ll wind up cutting my losses and just spray painting the frame, but even getting it assembled was a bit of a pain (Ikea, I love you to pieces, but if I find another warped board in a kit like this, you and I are going to have a serious talk).
The entire frame came together pretty easy (months ago) until I needed to add the central support for the slats under the mattress. Once I realized the wood was too warped to use, I had to grab a new board from the hardware store, and then felt like an idiot when I realized I was still trying to put wood in my car through the window like I didn’t just buy an SUV. Back hatch, Sarah. Back hatch.
But eventually, the frame came together, the slats went down, and I spent a good twenty minutes nearly falling around in my guest room like I was Dick Van Dyke on the Mary Poppins set (but without the obvious LSD hallucinations). Mattresses are just too cumbersome for my low center of gravity.
Then came the sheets, a new duvet cover (from Urban Outfitters – no longer sold), and the remaining pillows I’d picked up on clearance from World Market (the spotted ones are from Ikea). I plan to change them out when I find the right fabric to make covers.
You may also have noticed that I’m not showing you any wide shots of the room. And that’s because a bed is all I’ve got; the rest of the room is crammed full of stuff from the study-o that is still awaiting a proper storage solution. But if a guest is willing to brave it, they at least have a comfy bed to sleep on!