The New Beds

The New Beds

The new beds were delivered this morning. The fellows came within the time frame the company arranged, and two very nice fellows brought in the beds and assembled them. It took them the better part of 45 minutes, and they were experienced at the job.

I love the beds, they are more comfortable than the box springs we had, and the drawers are large and operate smoothly. Attila had an afternoon nap on his new bed, and said the mattress feels just a little bit firmer than it was before. I will be trying out my bed tonight, and I am really looking forward to it.

The beds are solid pine wood, with the exception of the mattress support boards, which are a very heavy, solid composite. Attila says the beds are made out of Southern Pine, he can tell by the aroma of the pine. He spent a decade working with various types of wood, and he is familiar with this type of pine. The beds were manufactured in Chesley, Ontario; we always try to buy locally manufactured items whenever it is practical.

The additional storage space under the bed will make a very big difference in this tiny house. I plan on keeping my off-season clothing in these drawers. It isn’t practical to keep clothing I wear daily in the bedroom, as Attila sleeps in there all day when he is working nights, and I won’t go in because I don’t want to disturb his rest. I keep my daily clothes in the spare bedroom, where I have access to them all day long.

This is wrapping paper I found on the bottom of a drawer, used as a drawer liner in an antique dresser belonging to Attila. I wonder what era it is from, it certainly isn’t recent.
Attila waiting for me to fetch the pea! We deicded that using the box springs on these new beds was not practical, for obvious reasons.
The new beds in situ. These beds are extremely solid, and heavy, and very, very comfortable. The bedroom is almost complete now, just one more wardrobe to assemble! One day this bedroom will be completely white, the floors will be red pine planks painted white. Of course we have to gut the room and update the wiring, the insulation, vapour barrier, and drywall before we paint it white and install the new floor… and then there is the new window that needs to be installed. All in good time, for now we are quite cozy.

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Date: 7:00 PM EST Tuesday 8 December 2015
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“Though the vicious can sometimes pour affliction upon the good, their power is transient and their punishment certain; and that innocence, though oppressed by injustice, shall, supported by patience, finally triumph over misfortune!”
Ann Radcliffe
1764 – 1823


  1. Thanks Wendy! I have just come into my own with sleeping. After not being able to sleep well for all of my life, my mature years have granted e the gift of rest.

    I have already filled one of my four drawers!

    I think it might be time to give the edit comment option function another go, see if it has been improved since I last implemented it.

  2. Thanks Lee Ann! I have been looking for the right beds for this house for the last three years. It wasn’t until we moved here though, that I thought it worthwhile to invest in good beds for Mist Cottage. The storage space is wonderful. Now all we have to do is keep paring down our belongings until most of it fits into the new drawers.

    My Granny used to use wrapping paper from gifts as drawer liners, I loved it.

  3. TopsyTurvy (Teri)

    I agree with Gal, it’s great to finally see a pic of Attila. Hello, Attila! It’s good to see your pleasant face!

    Wishing you all the best with your new beds. I’m glad they’re comfortable. Seeing you talk about the renovations you intend for your house make me tired, though – for myself that is. Our house has aluminum wiring and an electrical panel with fuses, so we really need to do the same thing – but, oh the work! And the cost, since we wouldn’t replace the panel ourselves, for sure. Just one of a million things that needs to be done.

    Love the Christmas wrapping paper in the bottom of the drawer. I might be wrong but for some reason I’m drawn to saying that paper is from the 60s, or at the most very early 70s. It just looks so innocent but has lots of mobility in the Santa faces. Reminds me of cards from my mother that I still have from that time period.

  4. Bex

    I agree with Teri’s DH, I’d say the paper is from the 50’s… looks like our wrapping paper from when we were kids then.

    Love the beds! So much storage! Such a good choice.

    Hi Attila!

  5. Teri, the renovations make me tired too… but only sometimes. Right now we have two twin box springs in the living room, taking up most of the floor space and blocking one of the traffic areas, and for the first time since the move, we are both just sighing and wishing they were gone. I have them on Kijiji and another site that lists free items, but no serious takers yet. I tried the women’s shelter and the men’s mission, they don’t need them. Eventually we will give up and cart them off to the dump, before Christmas and Grandbabies arrive.

    That aluminium wiring sounds miserable to correct. We have breakers here thank goodness, it is one of the “upgrades” made by former owners, one of the few that was done by a professional.

  6. We love the beds Bex. They are even more solidly built than I had anticipated. It took me years to find them, I have been looking at beds with storage for a long time. We knew when we decided to live in such a tiny house that we would need carefully chosen furniture. I think we will be sitting tight for a while now, waiting to see how things evolve as we settle in.

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