I continue to make progress in the guest room, and while I don’t have to share big projects with you today, I have some updates that I wanted to share.
Do you first think about how I got a new mattress and then it didn’t fit our existing bed frame because it was about an inch or two too wide and about an inch too long? I love this new Mattress (you can find it here), so I wasn’t ready to go back. I had to find a Way to make it work.
This is a bed frame that I made a few years ago, right after we moved into this house. If you missed this project, you can find it here…
I designed the original bed in such a way that the mattress fits just over three inches into the frame. I liked this Design because (1) the mattress I designed it for was a ridiculously high 17-inch mattress, and (2) I liked that it prevented the mattress from moving and held it securely in the bed frame. But with this new mattress, it just wouldn’t work. I would have to add a height to the middle part for the new mattress to work.
I was looking and looking for a ready-made ultra-thin boxspring that I could just buy, put in the frame and finish. And while I found a pair, the thinnest I could find were all 4 inches. The space I needed to fill on my bed frame was 3.25 inches. Also, I couldn’t find a inexpensive Boxspring / Foundation that had reviews that led me to trust the product. The top rated was a DIY foundation, which came in about 20 pieces or more and had to be assembled. It seemed silly to buy this when I could just go to Home Depot and buy wood to get the same result, and at a lower price.
This is exactly what I did and it was really a quick and easy solution.
I started by Cutting, Gluing and nailing three 2″ x 3 ” pieces of wood to the original foundation frame.
Well, after calling you back and explaining again that the mattress was not packed because it had increased Up to five times the size of the box when unpacking, so that it was impossible to pick it up for UPS, you finally understood the situation. In the end, they told me that they could not take back the unpacked mattresses. But since they sent me the wrong one, they wouldn’t charge me for it, and I could do what I wanted to do with the mattress-keep it, throw it away (seriously?), give it. So I think I’ll see if a local shelter can use it. Although I don’t like super soft mattresses, other people like them, so someone can definitely use it.
Then I have a new TV for the bedroom, and I love it! So I wanted to tell you all, if you are in the market for a high-quality TV that does not break the bank. I received the Toshiba LED 4K Smart FireTV Edition TV from Best Buy.
Matt and I have two other TVs in the house, and we see everything on Amazon Fire TV sticks on these TVs. So I was thrilled to find a TV that had the built-in Amazon Fire TV capability, and that had incredible reviews at an incredible price.
I have the 43 inches, and in hindsight, I wish I had the 50 inches. But after unpacking, I was not ready to repackage it, hand it over to the store, and then wait for the delivery of a larger TV. I immediately had satisfaction and I could not back down.
And while I was looking for wall mounts for TV, I came across one from Hangman.
If you’ve read my articles for a while, you probably know how much I love Hangman products. I use their hangers to hang all my great artwork and framed mirrors, and they are so easy to use. You can find them here.
I was delighted to see that they also made wall mounts for TVs! I found two different sizes, but I used these. I used the larger one because it is installed with screws, while the smaller one is installed with nails. I’m sure the smaller one would have worked well (this TV is not heavy at all and is well below the maximum weight for the smaller Hangman TV stand) I trust screws much more than nails.
It took less than 10 minutes to hang the TV on the wall. It was so easy!! This is a fixed bracket, so there is no angle or panning or doing fancy things like that. It’s just hanging on the wall, which I prefer. Therefore, I recommend the Hangman TV wall mount if you want to hang a TV on your wall. It won’t be easier!
And finally, I built another frame to bypass this TV.
It’s not finished and I still have to paint the wall in the frame black so that it disappears. But I built it the same way as in the breakfast room.
I still have to fill, sand, seal and paint the wood, but the actual construction took about an hour and fifteen minutes from start to finish. It really is such a simple project, and I think it makes such a great difference.
I hope I can finish it today and move on to the curtains tomorrow.
He’s coming together, all of you! I still have some big projects (bedding, curtains, cabinet interiors), but I slowly but surely check things off the List and approach the finish line with this space.