Tuesday, January 25, 2011
what's got 2 thumbs and broke the bed?
I tried to move it across the room. I've moved at least 4 other beds in my life. In high school, I'd get all insomniac-Hulk-strong and move my room every few months. And this is the prettiest, nicest, most expensive bed I've ever had.
That didn't stop it from doing this:
The top of the headboard disconnected from the bottom, each of those little bars came undone, and then the entire headboard came apart from the runners, and then all the footer boards fell through, so the box spring slammed down on... um... two years of books that we had forgotten we were storing under the bed.
But it's all fixed now. I used my handy, leather-bound Jane Austen compendium to beat the crap out of it until all the parts stuck together again. And then I moved it, pushing instead of pulling, and being much more careful. And after a few hours of insanity, my room looks pretty good.
Seriously, this bed? If Ikea had a nightmare, it would be trying to get all the parts back together alone with only a bossy, melodramatic four-year-old in a tutu for help and support.
Thank you, Jane Austen. You saved me there.