Sunday, January 24, 2010

Mission Impossible, Or, We've Finally Lost Our Minds

To:  Mr. Tennis and The Boston Lady
Re:  Your Mission

Your, mission, should you choose to accept it is to build a PB knock-off Stratton King-size bed foundation.  This is a dangerous endeavour involving power tools, many instructions and most perilous of all, a threat to the happy marriage you currently are experiencing.

The payoff:  bonding time as a couple, a new bed foundation (possibly), the admiration (read ridicule) of your friends and neighbors and most importantly, the satisfaction of PB not getting your hard-earned money.

This, loyal readers, is what Mr. T and I have been reduced to after searching for a suitable bed frame replacement.  Yes, we have aged over the last few weeks and that is the only explanation for what is about to occur within the next two weeks.  Mr. Tennis' resistance to building my dream PB bed has been depleted.  I finally wore him down until he could take no more trips to furniture stores or look at endless platform beds online.  It didn't hurt that the Boston Lady turned into a shell of her former self, as you can see from the above picture.  Seriously, Mr. Tennis has gamely declared (read surrendered) that he is willing to give the DIY version of the PB bed a try.

Game Plan:  Boston Lady will take said plans to home improvement store this week and see if they are willing to cut wood to specifications.  Supposedly they will do such a thing... for a price.

Then, she will come home and cheerfully tell Mr. T that all wood can be cut and all they have to do is put it together with rented screw gun (I'm told they exist), rented nail gun (these I know exist, but have only seen them used in gruesome murder scenes in movies - oh no, is that foreshadowing?) and some wood glue.

What could possibly go wrong?

Guess you will have to tune in to find out as I will document this whole experience in excruciating detail, lest my loyal followers feel cheated.  Mr. Tennis and I will probably use some bad words, thus coming up with an appropriate name for said bed foundation. Nonetheless,  I'm hoping by this time a fortnight from now, we may have an unpainted (see, I'm not being too cocky about this- I did not say, totally finished, but we may surprise everyone) bed foundation that may possibly resemble my PB obsession.

Bostons, your bed domination days are numbered.

If anyone is interested in this really incredible blog here is the link: right here . She's quite a creative individual and if we pull this off, I will be trying some of her other plans. 

Why start small?

Boston Lady, out.

1 comment:

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Yes, The big box stores will cut your wood for you. Hopefully all goes as planned. All of the projects I had hoped to complete are still in the near the end phases as there have been a few hiccups. Arch!