One of the perks of dating an IKEA employee is that we always happen to be there at the right time. I bought a bed a few months back on a whim, definitely one of my larger impulse purchases. I'm yet to buy a mattress for it and it's currently sitting in my garage in boxes. I still tell myself that it was a bargain and it will definitely prove it's worth as soon as I get a mattress... even if that ends up being another few months away. During the holidays I got all inspired and sewed a reversible quilt cover - pastel squares on one side, and a mix of vintage yellow fabrics on the other. It's just about ready to go - now all I need is the mattress to put it on!