The free bed story…. my name is Renata and until last Tuesday I had a bedroom that was carpeted with grey carpet and bedroom furniture to match…. I have 3 large dogs and I am prone to sinus infections — so much so that I have had a sinus infection since August and have been on about 12 different anti-biotic prescriptions….and will be having surgery tomorrow (3-2-09) to help keep them away in the future…
My wonderful husband decided Tuesday ( 5 days ago —yes…) that maybe the carpet and pet dander might possibly be a source of future irritants for me — so he decided to get rid of the carpet and install a hardwood floor…
Ladies, things don’t usually happen this quickly at my house but my husband does hardwood floors for a living and he had a few days without any work.
We never intended to do anything other than move the furniture out and then move it back in….so the furniture is currently stuffed into our master bath and walk-in closet.
This is my new floor — my old greyish laquer bedroom furniture will really not fit with the new floor….
As you can see sanding equipment is still in my room and we expect to be putting coats of finish down Mon – Tues and — no — we can not have folks heading thru to look at furniture. We plan to paint on Wed – Thurs – Fri. and I have found another set of furniture on Craiglist that will look wonderful with the new floor and new paint and it will be here on March 8th… I just don’t have room for the old and new furniture…. so the old furniture needs to go.
As I said — we stuffed it into our bathroom — there is a 6 drawer dresser & mirror and the light panel from headboard is upside down on top ofthe headboard which has storage….
See above headboard is in front of dresser… headboard stands up to about waist high and then 2 mirror go above and panel of lights goes above….
this is a tower and there are 2 — 3 drawers below and a cabinet with 3 shelves above…a tower goes on each side of the headboard and they hold the lighting panel….
close up of tower
We taped cabinet shut to keep my clothes from falling out…
See — I still have to move my clothes out….
These are the drawers from dresser — there is also an armoire that has 3 drawers below and holds a TV….
See my walk-in closet? That is where most of the drawers and the king sized platform form bed is….
Extreme close up of Corner of Bed that was chewed by my mastiff who liked to surprise us by taking the king size mattress off the platform bed and dragging it across the room…. he does things like this to keep himself entertained….
Hey — you don’t have to tell me how lucky I am….
If you see picture below — the corner is about a 5 inch span of damage…. you really need to lay on the floor like a 120 lb mastiff and look up to get a really good look at the damage…..when the bed is set up.
Hence said mattress…
So Free to good home::
King Sized Platform bed — with headboard, 2 mirrors and light panel
2 towers that go on both sides of the headboard
1 dresser with 6 drawers and mirror…
armoire…3 drawers will hold TV…
As I said — parting with this set was as unexpected as getting my new floor… but we live on the edge here…
I am having surgery on monday March 2nd…so I will not be able to answer any e-mails for a day or 2….then …We are refinshing the floor and so we can not have anyone walking across it until maybe late Wednesday… (3-4) then we are at the painter’s mercy as far as viewing goes… need it all moved by YOU by March 7th.
Need to move CAREFULLY as to not scratch newly installed – finished floors and bumping and chipping newly painted walls… bring help — you saw what the dog did to the mattress — don’t want him doing that to someone who decided to drag free furniture across a new floor…..
Furniture was purchased new in 1991 at John M Smith’s Homemakers — which used to be at Finley & Butterfield in Downers Grove… it’s laminate — so it can hold up to just about anything… damage has been disclosed all drawers etc…are in good working order…
Will give preference to folks who want entire set…
and to the guy who was really, really worried about how damaged the bed was……let me remind you…ITS FREE….
If the set is still available, please contact me @ 773-671-6411
Is it still available very interested plz call if it is 773 544 4061 thanks so very much
Oh my goodness, is this set still available? I would pick it up today if so… please give me a call at 773 698- 0487 thank you!
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Thank you for your interest—- bed was picked up this morning —
They almost got away with just the bed — then my husband loaded them up the pile of blinds – curtains – sheets that I had just cleared out of my linen closet following a weekend cleaning raid.
The family that came to get bed was really great and hopefully they will be able to use it for years to come…
norwell handyman says
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If this is still available, I wil pick it up and offer cash for it as well. But contact me ASAP
Il keep checking my email!!
If you still have your bedroom set I would like it very much. Because an unfortunate incident I have just lost all my furniture in my house I am 66 years old and it is very difficult to start over. I am disable some my son would pick it up for me I am sure he would take great care. thank you for considering me.