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Thread: What a great excuse to make two new quilts!

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    What a great excuse to make two new quilts!

    DH and I finally decided on putting down laminate flooring in the bedroom. The 70's shag has to go! But the silly people glued it down to the hardwood floor - absolutely insane! Sanding the floor to get the glue off is just not an option for us "old people". So we made a trip to Menards and came home with 10 boxes of laminate flooring - the kind that just snaps together and floats on the floor. And we also order two new twin beds! We are getting rid of our king size bed because it overpowers the bedroom and DH is like an octopus in bed...all arms and legs everywhere all night long! Now we need new bedding....LOL....what a great excuse to make two new matching quilts! He gets to pick the colors, I get to pick the pattern......so many options! Hmmmm.....I think a trip through the pics here for ideas.

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    The flooring sounds like work, but the quilts..... FUN!!!

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    What a great idea. I have been talking to my hub about getting twin beds because of my tossing and turning every nite and he says I wake him up often by doing that. However I noticed that the regular twin beds are quite a bit shorter than the king bed so we need to look for the long twins. Looks like shopping in the future for us also.

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    My cousin was relentless in wanting to remove glued down carpet from hardwood floors. They were able to purchase Goo Be Gone by the gallon. Surprisingly it didn't take much. But they're in their 50s. They also had help from some family crafters. Thank goodness it was only 2 rooms. Not sure how much they purchased but to see it today, you would never know. Photos when finished Please!

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    Love the idea of new flooring. My DH and I got a split king bed. We can use the same frame and his restlessness doesn't bother me cause its like 2 beds shoved together and we still have the length of a king.

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    How nice to have a whole new room! You could do different quilts in the same color wave if you want to be really unique. Have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misty's Mom View Post
    Love the idea of new flooring. My DH and I got a split king bed. We can use the same frame and his restlessness doesn't bother me cause its like 2 beds shoved together and we still have the length of a king.
    Love your quote about being an organ donor....my DH is a transplant recipient as well....2-1/2 years ago and still going strong....wouldn't be alive today without transplant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye Rose View Post
    Love your quote about being an organ donor....my DH is a transplant recipient as well....2-1/2 years ago and still going strong....wouldn't be alive today without transplant!
    Congratulations to your husband !! What did he get? Mine got a right lung 4 1/2 years ago. He, too, wouldn't be alive today without it.

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    Hmmmm, I might cut an old king quilt in half and re-bind it! but yep, new is better!!!

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    Such a waste for a hardwood floor. They must of done this to be cheap. We sleep in 2 beds, too. I sleep on a waterbed and my husband want a regular mattress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misty's Mom View Post
    Congratulations to your husband !! What did he get? Mine got a right lung 4 1/2 years ago. He, too, wouldn't be alive today without it.

    He got a modified multi-visceral....basically stomach, pancreas and small intestine all at once

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    Too bad about the hardwood floor. The quilts will be fun. Will your husband make one of them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tucsonquilter View Post
    What a great idea. I have been talking to my hub about getting twin beds because of my tossing and turning every nite and he says I wake him up often by doing that. However I noticed that the regular twin beds are quite a bit shorter than the king bed so we need to look for the long twins. Looks like shopping in the future for us also.
    You might consider getting the bedding for long twins now because all the dorm length is on sale now for "back to school".

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    I've told my husband for the last couple of years that it would be nice to have 2 beds, although my dream is to have 2 doubles instead of twins. Gotta have a larger room, though. He thinks I'm joking.

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    Laminate flooring is wonderful but it is a lot of work to put down. We had it in our cottage (destroyed by Sandy) and I wish we could have it again in our new home. As for the beds, we had twins put together for years because we couldn't fit anything larger in the door. It was a terrific arrangement for living with a man with restless leg syndrome. I would just shove his bed over a little bit and go back to sleep. Now, in the apartment we have until we rebuild, we have a new comfy king sized bed. At first I thought it was too big, but now ... with two dogs ... I'm thinking its too small! Enjoy your new arrangement!
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    We have two long twins put together side by side to make a Cal King. The mattresses are that shock absorbing foam like temperpedic sp? This helps absorb the restless leg syndrome and shaking from DH and my tossing and turning so we can both get some sleep.

    The quilts sound like fun and the new flooring beautiful. Enjoy!
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    How about 2 quilts, same fabric, different patterns. I have twins in my spare bedroom and that's what I did...love it! (So does everyone that visits and sleeps in there)

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    Organ donor

    I see you husband is an organ recipient, mine also. My DH celebrated his fifth birthday with his new heart on July 3. Congrats to you and your husband, him for the amazing gift and you for surviving as caregiver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retired Fire Chief View Post
    I see you husband is an organ recipient, mine also. My DH celebrated his fifth birthday with his new heart on July 3. Congrats to you and your husband, him for the amazing gift and you for surviving as caregiver.
    Congratulations to the two of you too. It's amazing to be living in this age with so much possible.

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    Something how we can use just about any occasion to make another one. LOL. You have to get busy now.

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    Thank you all for the affirmation that older adults need to sleep in seperate beds! I will read this thread to my hubby! He gets his feelings hurt when I go off to sleep elsewhere, but he keeps me up all night with his thrashing.

    Good luck on the new quilts! Be sure to show us pics when you get the room done.
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    Extra long twins are available and so is the bedding for them.

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    I purchased a duplex and the former owner had the house for over 50 years. The two upstairs bedroom floors were glued down indoor/outdoor carpet that was really dirty. I vacuumed the floor, then cut about 2 inches around the perimeter of the room. I then purchased a rug cut to size and used carpet tacks to secure it to the exposed floor. Worked well. This was a rental unit and when it got too dirty or worn to clean, I just replaced it. I did not know about Goo Be Gone to remove the glue, might try that. By the way, the original floor is white oak, and was put in the house in 1925.

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    I can hardly get past the fact that someone actually glued carpet to a hardwood floor! How did they think that was a good idea? Anyway, congrats on the new floor and great reason to make 2 quilts
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    Thank you all for the affirmation that older adults need to sleep in seperate beds! I will read this thread to my hubby! He gets his feelings hurt when I go off to sleep elsewhere, but he keeps me up all night with his thrashing.
    The first time I'd ever heard of separate sleeping arrangements was from a neighbor/friend who is 20 years older than me. She has hot flashes, so she sleeps downstairs in one bedroom, while her husband sleeps upstairs in the master bedroom. She told me once he loves hearing the stairs creak, because there's only one reason she ever goes up to his room!! Rofl!!

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