I'll admit to many personal weaknesses (pretty fabric, bright colors, shiny thread - all typical quilter obsessions), but one of the worst that gets me into WAY too much trouble is my love for furniture.
And it's not any old furniture, it's gorgeous antiques and second hand finds. Finding a good deal on an awesome piece just makes me happy, happy, happy.
Recently I stopped into my favorite consignment store in Shelby, Ditto Consignment, and happened to glance at a bed frame just as I was walking out of the store.
The beautiful turned posts caught my eye and I couldn't stop thinking about it. The store owner said it was a Queen sized bed, which is what I've been wanting for awhile.
So I slept on it, went back the next day and checked out the price tag. Definite bargain! Sold!
Coming home, I convinced Josh it was a great buy, that we definitely needed a new bed, and that it was absolutely something I couldn't live without.
So this morning we're suitably excited as the bed is delivered. We collapse our old bed and move the new frame in the room.
Already we're seeing a few problems. Our master bedroom is fairly small and we have to move virtually all of our furniture out to fit the new bed frame in. But I don't start thinking anything is weird...yet...
Off we pop to drop James off a preschool and commence mattress shopping. Immediately we find a great, soft, comfortable mattress, order one in Queen size and schedule to have it delivered as soon as possible.
Less than an hour later, two guys show up and bring in the box springs. That's when we get the very unwelcome news:
This absolutely awesome bargain bed that I definitely can't live without is not, in fact, a queen.
So what is the point of sharing this entire weird story with all of you?
Well, so far I've made a whole lot of baby quilts, a handful of full sized quilts, and one queen.
I have never, ever even considered tackling the monster that is a King Sized Quilt.
But repeatedly I've said that this IS POSSIBLE even on a domestic sewing machine. I truly believe this, even though I've never actually done it.
It looks like I'll finally have to test that King sized statement in real life!
Wish me luck! This experience has definitely taught me to carry a tape measure and never buy on impulse.
But really, this surprise could have been much worse and much more expensive, and it's been loads of fun dealing with all the resultant complications.
So I'm off to start planning my very first King sized quilt.
Let's go quilt!
P.S - To everyone wondering about the mattress switch out, we were lucky enough to have picked an awesome furniture store with terrific customer service.
They very quickly swapped out the Queen for a King and in less than an hour had the correct mattresses back and all I had to do was pay the balance.
The store was Cummings Furniture, and we will definitely be buying from them again!