I made the bed this afternoon…….

I know that makes me sound like a total slob….I can hear my lovely bloggerooni buddies all saying”euuuuu! SUZE! What a PIG!”……..and you would be only half right.

In my defense…before I could actually “make up the bed” I had to MAKE the bed!

remember this closet?

Yea…THAT one……….well, today..being the intrepid scrounger that I am, I got a bunch of cinderblocks and made a 16 inch base…….I bought a 4×8 3/4″ plywood and ripped that sucker right down the middle into 2 2×8’s…….then I cut out the corners on one and added it to the “bed”.

 

I then painted the 2×8 with some leftover primer/sealer called KILZ……….nearly kilzed myself several times from the fumes!

I stapled on a half of a bed skirt that I had been “saving” for some reason for the past four years……threw a mattress on top and covered it with a jersey sheet….threw on a few throw pillows that didn’t coordinate with anything else in the house, moved my pictures that were PAINTED BY ROSE ELAINE!

George woke up right about then, wandered into the room and said something rude in German……….I don’t know why as I hadn’t asked him to do anything!

OH! OH! Remember this lamp?ย 

Well I ripped off that pyramidical thing on the top and then ripped off the tacky beads…….I turned it upside down and put on some PRETTY braid with beads…..

.added some gold chains, and whoop-de-doo! I have a hanging lamp!

I still have to add two gold wire shelf units on one side of the “bed”………..but other than that it is done!

Well not really. I have five pillows to make that all coordinate..but I can’t do that until I finish my craft center, sewing center and move the television and two reclyners…which I can’t move until I get the futon back over to Angie’s house (we were borrowing it). There’s always a wrinkle ………..

I just realized I didn’t put in a picture of the finished bed…or at least mostly finished bed……..here it is!

 

17 thoughts on “I made the bed this afternoon…….

  1. Wow!! Someone’s been working hard! Congrats, Madame Suze… it looks fabulous ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. You are so creative and talented when it comes to doing handy stuff! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. thank you. I think it comes from living in a car for over a year……you learn very quickly how to scrounge and reuse throw away items to make life easier.

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      3. ๐Ÿ™‚ No link here, but I just wanted to tell you… I dreamt about you last night. Nothing weird like dreams can be, but I just had the feeling I had met you in person when I woke up ๐Ÿ™‚

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      4. that’s cool! I swear, I need to win a lotto so I can go to Canada!

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      5. I’m working on that too ๐Ÿ˜›

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  2. Whoa! You are one talented woman!

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  3. Very ingenious. Love the colors.

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  4. Wow good job Suze! Looks incredible! Hard work pays off! Enjoy it

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  5. I love reading about your home improvements! very cool! โค

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  6. That looks like a comfortable reading nook; well done!

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  7. “kilzed” lol! I’ve worked with Kilz before, the fumes are awful but it works really good

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  8. Suze, you are a genius handywoman! That room looks so glamorous, I can’t believe it was made of bits and pieces!

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    1. I am quite good with bots and pieces. I am nowhere near done with the room…..but it is a very good start. I slept on the “sofa bed” I made yesterday to see how comfy it is…and I have to admit I slept great! Well until two dogs and two cats decided to sleep with me. lol

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