a while ago i was reading one of my favorite toronto based blogs, the marion house, when she mentioned she was re-doing her bedroom and getting rid of her beautiful yellow bed frame. i can't say for sure but i may have originally fallen in love with this particular bed frame BECAUSE of her bedroom, and had been casually searching craigslist for one for a while. So when we mentioned she was willing to sell it I immediately emailed her and said I could pick it up the following weekend. she named her price (a good deal too!) and my brother and i went to pick it up.
let me just say, this bed is not for beginner ikea assemblers. we took nearly four hours putting it together with me running back and forth to the computer for the instructions i found online. we would get one part together only to realize it needed to be attached to something else all together or, umm, is this upside down?! we also tried to make a time lapse video of us putting it together but i'm not sure that was ever edited/finished.
its a beautiful bed frame and i am lucky to have it. I was reminded of this because there is a before and after post about this bedroom on apartment therapy and there are a fair number of people who prefer the old bedroom and the old bedframe! mine now! see for yourself, and the new beautiful room that emma created is below.