Hey everyone! I just wanted to pop in real quick to share a picture of our new bed for the master bedroom.
We have lots of family that live a few hours from us and so we have weekend visitors about once a month usually. Our rental house was so small they had to stay in a hotel when they were in town. This new house, on the other hand, has plenty of room, but we didn't have a bed for them to sleep in. They were resigned to an air mattress. Since we don't have a 4th bedroom to commit solely to a guest room we decided the best plan would be to put a double bed in our daughter's room and let that be a guest room when needed.
Hubby has been complaining for quite some time that our bed was too small for his long frame. Because of the way the footboard was situated he could never fully stretch out. So, we decided to do a full out bed switcheroo. We would find a queen sized bed for us (thus giving his tall self a few extra comfy inches), then we would pass our double bed onto our daughter (the antique style of it will fit perfectly in her room decor once we get it going), and our 3.5 year old son would receive our daughter's twin sized bed so that he could finally move out of his crib-converted-to-a-toddler-bed.
I had been scouring Craigslist, thrift stores, and used furniture stores for months to no avail. I came across a few that I felt like maybe we could have made work, but they just didn't strike me as really being what I wanted and they weren't worth the hassle. Never mind the fact that I didn't even really know what I wanted, I just felt like I'd know it when I saw it.
And I did.
(Please excuse the room, this picture is not staged at all. The room has yet to be painted, there's a hodge podge of sheets on the bed, boxes are still everywhere, and bifold shutters are the only window treatments, lol!)
Finally, one night I found this bed on Craigslist and I just knew, this was it. It had a big chunky farmhouse feel to it and the size of it would fit our large master bedroom much better. It also came with a practically brand new memory foam mattress set. This one was definitely worth the hassle of driving an hour away to the "big city" to pick it up.
It was already late that night so we couldn't call until the next morning. In the meantime I started to feel anxious about it. "Would someone else buy it before we could get a hold of them? What if I get my hopes up and it's already gone?" That sort of thing. But I stopped myself, and I just prayed about it. Because if there's one thing I've learned about God it's that, even though He created the entire universe and still keeps it all in motion, and even though He's everywhere at once and answering prayers the entire world over....He still cares about lil' ol' me and the little piddly things in my life. So I told Him, "Lord, if this is supposed to be the right bed for us then I know that it will still be there for us." And I went to sleep.
The next morning we called and they said they already had someone coming to look at it at 11:00am. That anxious feeling started to come back, but I just prayed again. I told God, "I know You're in control. If it's meant to be then I know the other people will decide they don't like it after all. Or maybe they'll be a no-show."
11:40 rolled around and I texted them asking if the other people had bought the bed. They texted back, "They were a no-show, it's still available." Woohoo! That's my God for ya! :D
So, we rushed out the door to make the hour drive. Thankfully my in-laws were here visiting for the weekend and had their pickup truck with them, because the bed also came with a TV armoire that the people wouldn't separate. We looked a bit like the Beverly Hillbillies coming home, but we made it.
I don't know yet what exactly my vision is for the master bedroom other than a farmhouse feel, of course, but this bed is versatile and will be a perfect fit for whatever I come up with.