5.06.2011

The New Bed...

Yesterday we had a new bed delivered, or more accurately the frame.  This caused great excitement among the cats as three huge boxes were brought into the house.  The bed is a king size which posed a bit of a logistical problem because our home is not....


Our tiny beach house is about 100 years old, with uneven floors and only two closets in the entire place if you can believe that!  We have three bedrooms but they are little.  The master luckily has a slanted roof alcove at one end so my dresser (Robert's is in another room entirely) tucks nicely out of the way leaving a decent amount of floor space but the bed will take up just about the whole room.


The funny thing is that the mattress and box springs were delivered separately about a month ago but because the frame was a custom order from this company in California which specializes in iron beds, the delays have been endless!  So we have been sleeping with our new mattress on the floor for a while like a couple of hippies – LOL!!! 

I must admit I love having a big bed.  The cats rarely sleep on Robert’s side, but I am regularly pinned down by all four.  I used to think king beds were gauche and for years I refused to even consider one.

Robert persisted mostly because he is tall (6’ 3”) and I think he wanted to lie diagonally without bothering me so his feet wouldn’t hang over the end.  Then after we got Jimmy who is an up-close night time cuddler I finally said to Robert that yes we now had to get the king bed because I just couldn’t take the crowding anymore.   I know Jim is just wee but four really made a difference!


I think the bed was well worth the wait and is absolutely gorgeous.  It's large yes, but the open bars give it an airy feel and it really isn't as overpowering as I was afraid it would be.


Can you see the crystal knobs :-)

33 comments:

Sparkle said...

We have a king sized bed, and it is great! There is room for every kitty and two humans! Of course, we all crowd all over my human usually, especially in the morning when it is close to breakfast time.

michico*Adan said...

The bed looks awesome~!
And I am glad you go testing on it first!!
That is great!!

Dee . . . . . said...

Its a beautiful bed Cat and there seems plenty of room now for everybody although I bet little Jim takes up tons of space - the smallest kittens have a way of taking up half the bed dont they . . .lol

Hugs
Dee
xx

Mr Puddy said...

Wow !!! Gorgeous Bed and it's KING BED !!!
My mom get jealous right now, she always want king bed but I don't know why she end up with Queen Bed : )
xoxo

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Fabulous looking bed, for the kitties, and also the humans!!!

Purrs,
The Chans

weaverpat said...

That is a beautiful bed!!!
We had the 'overcrowding' problem too, with four cats on my side of the bed and I'm sandwiched between them and Zip. Some nights I could hardly breathe!
I decided to go to a separate bedroom since there's no way we could get a king bed up our stairs. We now all sleep so much better!
Love your bedding! It does look nice and light and airy!!!

Kea said...

The mom says you made the right choice not to put a heavy, solid bed frame in a small room. :-)

It looks great!

She and her ex used to have a king-sized bed, but she got rid of it after they split up. She has a queen-sized now, but complains we take up too much room--and there only are two of us. LOL. What will she do when she gets her desired new bed, a double? We'll take the bed then, and she can sleep elsewhere! :-P

-Fuzzy Tales

meowmeowmans said...

The new bed looks great! You're right ... even though it takes up a lot of floor space, it has sort of an airy feel so the room doesn't look cramped. We've been thinking about a king-sized bed, too, seeing as how our cats play the how-much room-can-I-possibly-take-up-on-the-queen-sized-bed game. MOL

Marg said...

That bed does look terrific and it fits in the room just fine. Good choice of beds. What fun for the kitties to have all that room. Hope all of you have a great week end.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Mum says she hopes you get all the extra space your are so looking forward to - but so are the furry four!!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Penny said...

Pellie says to tell you the bed is awesome and looks great in the room

As for me I think it looks great too; as a trampoline and wrestling playground. It's awesome.

Purrs,
Genghis

Brian said...

WOW, you weren't kidding, that is quite the snoozy spot!

Cory said...

The bed is beautiful! We all crowd into a queen size bed...lucky for us woofie Grete doesn't like to sleep on the bed!

Admiral Hestorb said...

Oh what a great BED! I have only had the pleasure of being on one like that once! I thought I was in another Country all by myself. MOL>

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Good weekend and ronrons Girlfriend
Kika

Random Felines said...

The bed is loverly. Someone asked mom once why she has a queen sized bed when she lives alone...cause she doesn't really live alone and we like to share the bed!!! MOL

The Cat From Hell said...

Wow! Cool Bed! We's only has a Queen but a King would never fit in the bedroom! Me likes the crystal knobs! Me bets they throws rainbows all over the room!
Kisses
Nellie

Amy and The House of Cats said...

We have a king size bed at our house - our house is pretty small too, but not quite as small as yours. Even with that, I still could use one that is a bit bigger, because with as many cats as we have they take a lot of room!

It is great that you have a bit more room now - and yet you will still be able to have them on the bed to snuggle with you!!

Katnip Lounge said...

Your new bed is wonderful! Tell your Dad that our Daddy likes to sleep diagonally, too...

Madi and Mom said...

WOW what a gorgeous bed and well worth the wait.
I know the kitties appreicate that you bought it just for them. LOL What is it that makes a 10 pound sleeping cat feel like 100 pounds of lead...and why does she have to sleep right in between my legs?
I hope all 6 of you seelp well.
Madi and Mom

Simba said...

Looks great! Good digs for people + 4 cats.

LP said...

What a beautiful bed! We have a metal framed bed too...but it needs to be bigger to accomodate all of us! Hopefully we will have some new deliveries in the near future too :)
Sleep tight tonight kitties!
the critters in The Cottage

Anonymous said...

It's quite spectacular!
Finally room for every person and every cat!?

Lizzie & 3 kitties

ABBY said...

About a month ago we purchased a temperpedic ergonomic kingsize bed. The cats get all freaked out when it moves up and down. :-)

Your bed is absolutely beautiful.

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Abby Ping Jinx Boo Gracie
purrin
xoxox
~ManxMnews

Daniela said...

oh my goodness it's beautiful. aren't new beds awesome? We got one in February, also iron with scalloped openings..which we love. It's a queen which is fine, but after seeing your bed, i'm wishing i'd had a king..xoxo

Daniela,
Homers mommy

Cloon said...

What a beautiful bed. Love the crystal knobs. It is great that little Jimmy will have more space now! Have a nice weekend!

Natalie said...

That is a such a pretty bed frame! It does look a lot less substantial than a lot of king beds.

Huffle Mawson said...

Mum and dad bought a king bed for me a few years ago. It gives me lots of room to stretch out at night.

Tamago said...

Your new bed is gorgeous!! Yes I can see the crystal knobs! They are so beautiful.
I can tell your kitties are more excited with boxes rather than bed :-) I often have hard time throwing away empty boxes because my kids want to play with them.
Have a great weekend and good night sleep!

A few Good Cats said...

There's room for humans and cats alike, so it's all good...

The Creek Cats said...

Look at those huge boxes!!

Our mom says that your new bed is gorgeous and she LOVES old houses!!

Melody said...

Thanks for sharing your new bed with us. It looks like the kitties like it too.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Hi Ben!! I just love your new bed? Do you think there is room for me, too? I found a new Hidey Place!! Do you want to come over and hide with me??
Hugs & Purrrs,
Clemmie