I hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day Weekend. Ours was pretty uneventful, unless you call going to the mattress store special. So I did a little homework on mattresses and got the biggest chuckle after reading this humorous post on mattress shopping.
"Here's a fun game I play. First, I walk into a mattress store and ask what's on sale. Then, I throw my hands in the air and shout along with the salesman, "EVERYTHING'S ON SALE!!!!" Oh how we laugh, the salesman and I. And while he's still chuckling, I turn around and walk out, because I fricking hate mattress salesmen."
Oh, how I wanted to play this game , but for those of you who know me personally, you know I would never have the backbone to do it. :)
This particular store had been running a radio ad all week and they said it ended on Memorial Day. Yeah...right. They also said if we purchased today by 2pm, we would be sleeping on our new mattress the very next day! Yeah...right.
I really dread shopping for a mattress for two reasons. #1 - I hate the thought of spending nearly $2000 on something as boring as a mattress, and #2 -there are TOO many choices. So when we went in we made up our mind in advance to only lay on 2 different makers. Simmons and Sealy, although that Vera Wang display of mattresses almost had me! We laid on our backs, tossed & turned on about 6 different ones before deciding on a Simmons Beauty Rest. As we are paying, he punches some keys and tells us that the mattress we purchased is the "most popular" and is currently out of stock. He sold 20 today...mmmmhmmm... sure you did. It will be delivered in one week. A slight let down, but we're okay with it. Since we are getting a King this time, I would like to get a new headboard. I'm leaning towards having one made like this...
or just buying an old door and doing it ourselves. When I told my husband that this morning, he groaned..."are we at least going to sand it and paint it?" Seriously though, he doesn't really care..he was just teasing me because he knows how I love things with peeling paint.
I found the one below from Martha Stewart.com, but I think it's a little taller than I would like ours to be.
This one would be a dream come true, but it's a one of a kind.
I'd love to hear from anyone who has used an old door as a headboard, or had a custom one made.
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