Experiment – I Built a Bed

For the past 4 months, myself and my fiancee bed has been broken. So we have been sleeping on a mattress, which is very uncomfortable. Anyway, today we received our replacement and as a surprise for my fiancee I decided to record me doing it. 1 because I thought it would be funny seeing someone who is 4ft 11 building a bed where the only thing small than themselves are the bed slates, and secondly, my Narrative project is based around life. This is an aspect of my life.

Recording it was a little bit tedious. It was a mixture of running out of memory card space (need to invest in a few more memory cards and the the battery died), and trying to record on my iPod which has barely any memory on it. Im not sure what I will do with the videos, I would like to put them together and speed them up. Almost like a speed painting. One thing I will say is that I wish I had rented out a tripod to get a better angle and perhaps better lighting, however that would give it more of a staged impression.

I will be posting the videos later on, but in the mean time, here are some of the photos I took on my phone.

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We had to take our bed apart before they delivered the new one, otherwise we wouldn’t get our new bed.

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The new bed parts all nicely packaged up. Couldn’t wait to get started on building it …

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The main frame of the bed is completed.

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Having a bit of an OCD moment with making sure the slates are all perfect and straight … I swear they are still wonky though.

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The final thing accompanied by fresh bed sheets and creepy teddies peering over the top of the rails.

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However … I made a wee bit of a mess …

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And a bit more over here …

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And a lot more over here. I had to rearrange the whole of the room to get this bed build.

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