Thursday, November 12, 2009

Preparations!

After three tiresome days of working on our new guest bed, it is finally complete! And why, you ask, did it take us three days to put together a bed when the frame itself was delivered and set up for us? Well, I'll tell you. Because my husband had to build this:


The mattress we bought is one of those memory foam mattresses. You have to lay it on a flat surface and not a box spring so there is no give. Well, the flat boxes they sold online were like $400! Um, for a box? No. So Matt decided to build us one! It was his first really big project and I think he did a wonderful job.

Here he is attaching the tops:


We finished the night by putting the mattress on and dressing up the rest of our beautiful bed! Check it out:



Obviously the room itself needs some work...but you should've seen it before. Picture an empty room because the night stand and the chest are also new. Big improvement people! And the bed is so comfy!

And to make my parents' experience just that much more fabulous...I finally did what I have wanted to do for all of my guests! Yes, you guessed it. I made towel animals!

Duck



It's hard to tell because of the black towel, but this is a cobra.



Elephant




Stingray!


Matt was a huge help with these animals...seeing as I had only figured out the cobra before he got home and had been at it for quite some time. My cow and gorilla were big FAILS. Thanks sweetie!

17 comments:

The Novelista Barista said...

wow! thats so nice :) :)

Sonja said...

You are so nice to do that!! :)

I'm cracking up at the duck! Very sweet!!!

Jamie said...

That is so awesome that you can do Animal Towels! Did your husband work on a cruise ship at any point? They are fantastic looking!

Heather said...

Your towel animals are soo cute. It's like going on a cruise!!

Adorably Distracted... said...

hahah everything looks great!

The Shabby Princess said...

Love the bedding and the bed--so pretty!! Guest rooms are hard because you never see them, so it's hard (for me at least) to get motivated to make them pretty. I'm a home decorating failure, let me tell ya.

Love the towel animals! You're just all sorts of talented!

Brittany Ann said...

The bed looks great!

And wow! Nice work on those towels! (Those really make me want to be a guest at your place!)

Jenn said...

haha that is so funny!!! staying at your house is like being on a cruise ship with the towel animals - yay! :0

Shaina said...

WOW! I am so impressed! And I totally agree with Jenn...if I were your guest, I would totally feel like I'm on a cruise! Fantastic.

And great job with the bed - it looks amazing!

Cherry said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the towel animals!!

Miss Sweet Tea said...

Those towel animals are AMAZING!

Jackie said...

we have a memory foam mattress too. when we bought it we just nailed a bunch (maybe 10?) 2 x 4's across our existing frame. it works pretty well though!

Kristen said...

LOVE the towels! Makes me feel like I'm on a cruise again! And great comforter!

Lucy Marie said...

The bed is gorgeous! I love the bedding. So pretty. And I love the animals! he he, the stingray is my favorite!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

How fun!! I'm sure they are going to feel so welcomed! You could go work at a hotel with those towel making skills ::

Mrs. Dew said...

LOOKS great!!!

LawGirl said...

Just call him Bob Villa!