I posted the other day on Facebook about an old twin bed I have. It’s the grossest, most stained, ripped, gross bed. There is no way I am putting a human on that bed. It’s just bad. However, I can’t get rid of it. This was the bed that was in my grandparents house for about 40 years. Every weekend I was over at their house, which was across the street from mine, and I slept on that bed. My grandparents were very special to me, so the thought of getting rid of it kills me, but it just sits in my garage getting older and only to be thought of instead of used.
When I asked the question of what should I do with it, I got two amazing answers. You may not be able to use the first one if you have an old bed that needs to be carried to the dump, but the second one you will for sure. Here are the two things I’ll be doing with my old twin bed.
1. Photoshoot! My kids never got to meet my wonderful grandparents. They never got to stay up late reading books on this twin bed. So to allow them memories of their own and seal mine permanently, we are dragging the bed to a field and doing a photoshoot with our kids. We are going to allow them to jump up and down, read a book and just look cute on it. Then every time I see that picture hanging up, I’ll remember my grandparents.
2. Christmas Wreath.
Once our photoshoot is over, I am going to toss the mattress, but strip the box spring until all that is left is the spring. Then I found this amazing board on Pinterest with nothing but ideas for box springs. I love the idea of a Christmas wreath because Christmas is a big deal in my house and having something from the bed will be extra special.
3. Photo holder.
This is another one I saw on Pinterest, but they simply took the springs, stapled them to an old piece of wood and stuck old pictures in them. I could put pictures of my grandparents in them since it’s the one thing I want to remember them with.
Always remember repurposing. There is always another use for most junk!
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