off the floorPosted: October 26, 2009
it’s a miracle of sorts. pathetic girl that i am have never slept with my mattress off the floor. over the summer i bought a mid-century modern headboard and footboard (for just over $20,) but needed the rails to put the thing together. and of course that didn’t happen right away. i put the headboard against the wall behind my mattress and boxspring as a start, but let’s face it, that’s still cheating. the mattress is still on the floor.
so i went to some discount furniture store and for 26 bucks i was able to get a set of bed rails and get myself up off the floor. it’s really quite something. it looks and feels strange to me now, but i gotta tell ya, i’m sleeping really well.
unfortunately, i can’t actually SEE the headboard anymore now that it’s off the floor. i think i have to fashion some sort of slat system, remove the boxspring altogether and make it more of a platform style look.
and c’mon now. if it took me THIS long to get a bed off the floor, it’ll take me another 20 years or so to figure out a slat system.