May 04, 2005

A Bed Update

After measuring my bed and finding out that it's current 35 inch height was 11 inches over standard and 5 inches over what is normal for a bed with a pillowtop mattress, I decided to call the store. We can't trade in the mattress for something slimmer, since this one is now used, but we can get a low profile box spring, as someone mentioned in the comments below. That will only gain us 3 inches, but at least that's something. It's a very, very tall bed at the moment.

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We recently stayed with friends who hospitably gave us the use of their bed, which was also rather high. I'm sure a healthy person wouldn't have had too much trouble with it, but I had a difficult time getting into it, and was wishing for a little help (even a phonebook would have been something!)

Posted by: Lenise at May 4, 2005 03:58 PM

Love the Curious George shirt! One of my twins adored C.G.

Posted by: lisa at May 5, 2005 05:24 AM

That's how tall ours is, too, Jordana. Reba has a set of steps that came with our bedstead when we bought it, but I never felt the need for them. Until now. I've thought about using the stacks of books around the bed to accomplish the same stepstool effect.

As for the way your bed looks though, it doesn't look out of proportion, but it probably felt weird the first few nights.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 5, 2005 08:49 AM

Maybe a pole vault would help?? The last family vacation we went on, we stayed at this B&B and our bed felt like we were on a cliff ledge! And I was still nursing a 5 month old at the time! I had to keep him in the middle!

The look on The Boy's face is priceless!

Posted by: angie at May 5, 2005 10:26 AM

It looks pretty!

We have the opposite problem over here. We upgraded to a queen sized bed,but haven't bought a frame yet. So we have the mattress and boxspring on the floor.

But I think it contributes to the overall crack house feel of my house currently ;-)

Posted by: chris at May 5, 2005 02:48 PM

Well, Chris, you really do want to have a unified theme to your decorating. :)

Posted by: Jordana at May 5, 2005 03:21 PM

* Children in picture for perspective.* Reminds me of my husband's pictures of sciency things, with a pen cap next to a clam, etc. That is a tall bed!

Posted by: Another Jordana at May 6, 2005 08:06 AM