It is so beautiful and matches nothing. I absolutely love it. It is made of pine and poplar. Pine does not take stain well. It also is not strong enough to make a bed frame out of, so the poplar is for strength. This is an heirloom piece of furniture. We are going to paint the two shelves on either side of the bed and also paint and stain the dressers to match. He is going to build us new side tables to match. We cannot get the side tables to match at all. But this is down the road a piece as my grandfather would say. Every piece of this was hand planned and milled by this man. I am excited because it really is so nice and I have needed to do something with this rot gut furniture for a long time. We bought is about 22 years ago and it was very cheap. But I can make it look beautiful, you just wait and see. The bed frame came in at $860.00 about $110.00 more than we had hoped, but it looks better than several of the $3000.00 frames we looked at and could not afford. I am just so in awe of this man's talent and generosity. Amazing.
Now I am so broke! I mean like scary broke. So next Monday, I am going on a fiscal fast until I replace the remainder of the Efund, and house fund. No extra money will go out. Hubby does not drive next week so that will help. It is also prom season here and that means more work in the shop and that will help. I was able to pay for the bed with $600.00 out of my slush fund here at the house and then a check. So I did not debt, but boy do I have to play catch up. I probably would have been more prepared, but I had no idea when this would show up, I am just so happy.
I have plenty to do today and have to teach later on. I have a meeting tonight with my teachers to go over the show acts and to figure where we have to fill and splice music. We will get the timing down to the second and send it to the sound guy (mixer) to have it put into a tract. Need to get a hold of the TV station as I have seen no commercial specs. Drat, one more thing. Always something. High school Deca just dropped off 30 blazers that need new pocket patches so I had better get busy.
Out my window: beautiful weather, chickens are laying well.
Have a great and productive day!