I want a daybed for my dressing room. Primarily because it would be nice to have another bed for guests. Additionally I would like a place of lounging. Sure the couch is nice. But the TV is always on. And our Master bed is available. But that is such a nice cocoon of a space, I tend to fall asleep. All I need is a daybed so that I can sit, read, doodle, or just listen to music. My space to just daydream. Or tell jokes to myself in my head. Or think about Donald Trump's hair. If I were him, I would fire that combover :)
And the bed I wanted and drooled over and blogged about was West Elm's overlapping squares daybed. Oh it is nice. So nice. And sweet sassy molassy, our local Pottery Barn outlet had one! Sure, it was a bit dinged up. But c'mon!
So I called Jeremy to come look at it. He pulled it outta the rack (it was in three parts) and set it on the floor. And I thought somehow Ashton Kutcher decided to play a prank on little old nobody me. I started looking for the cameras.
The thing is like MINI ME! It is only 30 inches high...at it's tallest point! That's only 2 and a half feet for the back rail. That means the mattress is, oh, barely six inches off the floor. I would have to roll over onto the floor to get up. Blasted bad knees. So immediately I was crushed. I spent twenty minutes trying to rack my brain on how to hoist this lovely designed beauty higher. But in the end, I had to agree with the Chinese stewardess requirements...height is a deal breaker.
So I went back to the post where I originally dreamed about West Elm's ridiculously short daybed and noticed a comment from Mrs. Rauth recommending a daybed from Ikea. Oh sweet joy! Sweet double sassy molassy - it is a wonderful looking daybed!
It even resembles a much fancier (and much more expensive) Pottery Barn version.
The best part is that the Tromsnes is a full 16.5 inches taller than West Elm. That has my knees saying "thank you" and my wallet isn't hurting either.
The only part I worry about is that I haven't heard any feedback about this bed...do you guys know the ins and outs? I need the scoop on this metal wonder. Dish girls. And I know I will get backlash from all you overlapping squares lovers out there...she is fabulous. But Bob (the name of the cadaver ligament in my knee) isn't so into her. He's old fashioned. He doesn't like lowriders. It causes too many cracks :)