|Nikola Bed - Farmhouse Collection|
|Claudette Bed - Ballard Designs|
|Raleigh Bed - Pottery Barn|
It was tall.
It was the "right" shape.
It had interesting details.
And it was already painted!
It's perfect for my room.
Thank you to the unknown artist.
...and there's always a BUT isn't there?
My Dearly Beloved didn't seem to share my enthusiasm.
He frowned at the monolith leaning on his workbench.
Reading his mind, I spoke quickly,
"Yes, it is too wide, king sized, and we needed a queen,
But it looks easy enough to cut down, doesn't it?"
If he had any disparaging thoughts, they were wisely kept to himself,
though I suspect inwardly he was saying,
"---did she really buy this?!"
Now, I'm aware that Dearly Beloved's habit is
to do the least desirable task early in the day.
He reasons that once it's done, the rest of the day is stress-free.
So, when he began to cut down the headboard before 9 am on a Saturday,
I knew it wasn't because he was thrilled to have a new piece of bedroom furniture!
Still, I had to ask,
"Are you doing this because you really, really like the headboard,
or because you want to get it over with?"
"I'm doing it because I love you."
...and that was enough.