Monday, 27 July 2015
A Brand New Bed for a Brand New Life
I know, I know, I talk about my bed, and my bedroom, A LOT on this blog. I can't help it. I love sleep so much, and my bedroom has always been such an important space to me that I've been devoting a lot of time to getting it just right recently.
Last week, my friends at Wayfair sent me a beautiful new Girardeau bed frame which really was the perfect finishing touch to all the hard work I'd put into redesigning my room over the last year since my ex-husband and I separated. It also turned out to be a pretty significant delivery too, as it arrived the same day as my Decree Absolute and has subsequently felt like a huge symbol of my new marital status.
I've worked with Wayfair in the past, and have also made my own purchases from them. I think they're such a fantastic company - their prices are unbeatable and their customer service is second to none.
My bed arrived two days after I'd ordered it, expertly wrapped in three packages. You might not think this is a necessary point to make but when you have to carry said packages up a flight of stairs into your new bedroom by yourself it's great to know that they will be manageable.
Dismantling my old bed was a NIGHTMARE and took hours. Seriously! The allen key holes were completely worn and I couldn't get the screws out at all. I ended up pretty much having to snap the four corners of the bed frame so that I could get it into my car (good job it was cheap, nasty and broken already, and destined for the dump anyway). It was actually pretty therapeutic getting to break up my old matrimonial bed too.
Putting the new bed together was a dream. I did it ALL. BY. MYSELF. Impressed? I was! It took forty minutes from start to finish and the instructions were a dream to follow. I am one of those geeks that like to follow the instructions to a T. I read them in their entirety before I start anything! I presumed putting a double bed together would be hell on earth and am so glad I was wrong. All the tools needed for the job were included with the frame, and the sprung wooden slats popped into place no problem. There were two height options for the base and I opted for the higher because I have a slimline memory foam mattress (and don't like low beds) plus I also wanted to leave plenty of storage space underneath.
So now I have THE most comfortable mattress in the world on THE most beautiful, traditional bed frame in the world, in the most calming and clutter free girlie, blue bedroom in the world. I'm feeling pretty darn lucky. I also appear to have adopted the sleeping-right-in-the-middle-of-the-bed-like-a-starfish-position which is AMAZING, as I could never seem to get out of the habit of sleeping on the right hand side of the last one, despite being on my own.
And on that note I'm off to catch some ZZZZZZs in my especially lovely bed.
The Girardeau bed frame is available in black or ivory, and in a standard double or king size. The black, standard double which I chose retails at £226.85.
DISCLAIMER: I was sent my bed frame for the purpose of this review.
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