Five years ago, when I lost my best friend to cancer, I inherited
a few different things from her, among them some dresses and a daybed.
It was the bed I always used to sleep in when I was visiting her,
so even if it's just an old IKEA thing, it holds sentimental value to me.
I set up the daybed in my craft room. It was pretty big and the cottage
has tiny doorways, so I had to take it apart before bringing it in to the house,
and then put it back together inside the room. And it was much too big for the room,
but because of all the work it took, the bed has been stuck in there ever since.
Fast forward to a few days ago, when for the umpteenth time I changed positions
on the kinda rocky and rock hard "couch" (bench) on the patio
that I was "lounging" on - my butt falling asleep every five minutes.
When I bought the garden set - with a table, a couch and two chairs
- I wanted something country romantic, but also something inexpensive.
The set was used and perfect, and I have loved it for many years.
But the truth is that it has never really been very comfortable.
Back to the daybed: It has been hinted to me, by a few different people,
that I should maybe get rid of the large clumsy piece of furniture that I never use
- since the room has become more a crowded storage area than a craft room.
But I could never throw it out! Though, maybe I could move it outside..?
Summer is short in Sweden so for me, large investments in outdoor furniture
that won't be used for 8 months out of the year, is just out of the question.
On the other hand - because summer is so short, shouldn't we make the best of it?
Suddenly I was googling 'outdoor daybed' and I was immediately sold on the idea.
Luckily Cinnamon man helped me, because that thing is BIG.
And somehow it looks even bigger now, sitting on the patio.
But it is oh so luxurious! And it easily fits two!
Or me, my lap top and a kitty, some cheese and fruit, and 8 pillows.