Dear Neighbors… The show is OVER

September 10, 2008

For four nights now you have had an unobstructed view in to my bedroom.  Yeah, not much interesting going on.  I’m sure you were hoping for some Must See activity being that my bed is right under my window, but you got none you cheeky monkeys.  I’m sure it has been about as interesting as watching paint dry.  Wait!  Paint DID dry!

Anyway, you may have noticed that the curtains came down on your little voyeur show.  That is because curtains finally went up! 

Once I could again operate under cover without my cursing, frustrations and missteps being viewed by you sneaky little peepers I undertook the Herculean project of building a headboard.  In typical Emily fashion I looked around to see what I had on-hand.  Lo and behold I had turquoise fabric!  And I had enough!  What I didn’t have was the proper workspace or tools for the job.  So, unsurprisingly, I invoked my powers of ghetto fabrication and got to work.

Ok – FYI – Elmer’s spray adhesive doesn’t do jack to hold foam to wood.  Neither does wood glue.  Nails pretty much pull right through the foam, too. 

I recommend enlisting an octopus as an assistant should you try this yourself 😛



The piece of MDF that Eamon brought by was PERFECT.  The width fits like a glove inside my bedframe.  My extremely accurate measurement guesstimation skills apparently only work on the horizontal.  I was feeling sooo smug when it nestled in and I L-bracketed it to the bedframe.  Patting myself on the back, I was.  Singing my own praises, I was.

I figured that I’d borrow a staple gun and smooth out the edges.  My patience only lasted so long hammering finish nails to secure everything at 11p.  Yes I was feeling pretty damn full of myself.  With joyous glee I enthusiastically began putting the rest of my bed together.  It wasn’t long before remembered my “Princess and the Pea” mattress situation (standard mattress + 4″ of memory foam = zzzzz).  Uh oh.

Uh.  Crap.

The turquoise fabulousness that is my new headboard is hardy to be seen.

Yes – this is a headboard FAIL.  Not an epic fail, but… 😛

Add longer L-brackets to my hardware store shopping list.


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