I gave you this peek into Guest Room 2 from the loft two weeks ago.
Here's how it looks now.
Can you see what we added?
Yes, a mattress! We were at Walmart on Wednesday and couldn't pass up this bargain. It was a full-size 6" mattress in a box.
Since this is a guest room, we figured we could get by with an inexpensive mattress. I had been researching these mattresses on the Internet and had planned to have one shipped to our home. When we saw this in the store, we decided to go ahead and get it right away.
My grandma's black iron bed is perfectly suited for a 6" mattress, as the original mattresses for these beds would not have been as thick as most of today's mattresses. This bed sits pretty high even without a mattress.
We both tested the mattress yesterday and found it to be quite comfortable.
Since most of our guests will be adults and the other guest room has a queen bed with a firmer mattress, this room will usually be used by teens and younger children. Plus, there's a twin-size bed in the loveseat in this room, so kids can even double up in here.
By the way, do you know why iron beds became so popular in the 1800's and early 1900's? Termites couldn't eat the iron and rodents couldn't climb the iron posts! Yikes! Unless you were wealthy, you usually didn't use a dust ruffle with your iron bed - as that would give rodents easy access.
Don't worry about the blankets getting pulled to one side and touching the floor during the night, though. We don't have rodents in our home!
No more peeking - and - no jumping on the bed!
All is well in the Keweenaw.