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Sleep Number Bed Setup

by Kay~Kacey on 11/14/2008

Okay, so remember when I was asking about a sleep number bed? Well, we ordered one on sale and it finally arrived. We had to schlep 5-6 boxes up 3 flights of stairs. So begins the saga of the sleep number bed setup.

sleep number bed delivery

So the boxes are placed one room since they take up so much space, and we set it up in the bedroom.

pieces of sleep number bed

There are a lot of pieces. Not to be deterred, we looked for directions. Okay, males don’t need no stinkin’ directions…SuperGuy starts in to it. I finally find the directions for the set up of the foundation printed on the outside of the box. Told SuperGuy he had started out wrong, and off we started to put the bed together. SuperGuy brought of over lots of tools, of course. Guys need tools for every project. 🙄

putting together the frame

You can put the sleep number bed on a foundation that you already have…but we didn’t have one in The Love Nest. So they charge you for this snap together foundation. They charge for for these molded plastic legs. As an aside, see SuperGuy in his flannel jammie pants? Yes, well, he got over here with no jeans. Only dress clothes and jammie pants. I foresee a quick shopping trip in our future. Well, at least it’s not the like time he forgot dress shirts and ties… But I digress…

putting on the legs

Oh, and see SuperGuys hands in this pictures?? They are the only tools we needed to put the entire bed together. 😆 As another aside, see how SuperGuy still has his tan from the cruise?? Not me…

sleep number foundation

The sleep number bed foundation all set up. Well, there are flat panels that “snap together” and fit on top of that. I didn’t get a photo of that. Too busy messing with them to get them to fit on correctly and, you know, actually SNAP together. :angry: The directions for the whole process weren’t that great. They said stuff like “find the pieces marked end pieces”…of which there were none…all the supports were exactly the same. But we figured it out.

set up sleep number bed

A quilted cover goes over the frame so it looks like a “real” foundation. Then you put the “mattress” on top of the foundation. You unzip the top of it and put in foam supports on the sides and two air chambers inside the “mattress”. After arguing on which is the left side, and which is the right side…(I finally have to point out the prominent L and R to SuperGuy 🙄 ) we plug in the pump and fill the air chambers. Then you add the foam liner and zip the mattress cover back on. (At this point, in the bottom of the box we found an insert that said “use these directions for hooking up the pump, not the ones in the manual 🙄 right….)

sleep number bed

You finally have this! A sleep number bed. (tools added to picture to make SuperGuy feel better…even though they weren’t used. The only tool used was SuperGuy :rofl: ) Though, seriously, I could so have put this together by myself if I had too. Not very difficult.

finished bed

Then we made it up and here it is. Minus a headboard, bedskirt, bedtables and lamps… Well, SuperGuy will make the headboard, he makes a great homemade headboard. We’re going antiquing this weekend for bedtables…or something to use as bedtables. We definately need lamps too. I will, of course, take a photo after all that is finished.

Anyway, at this point in the set up process we promptly poured two glasses of wine, got out some cheese and relaxed. Most important step of the whole process. I’ll let you know how it feels after a few nights’ sleep on it.

Dru November 14, 2008 at 5:49 am

wow, thanks for showing us how to put a sleep number bed together. I don’t know why everything that we buy have to be assembled with instructions that makes absolutely no sense in the world.

Kate November 14, 2008 at 6:19 am

You’ll be like the bionic woman now with a sleep number bed of her own! Let us know how it works and I think it’s cool that you’re going antiquing for accoutrements.

Cheers! :lips:

Deb November 14, 2008 at 9:31 am

OK, dying to know how this sleep number bed is. We, too, will be moving into an apartment as soon as next month. Long story…but we have no bed as of yet and have wondered about the “rave” of this bed. Do tell how you like it.
I hope you are happy, no delighted with your new purchase.

Mental P Mama November 14, 2008 at 9:43 am

Is the Bionic Woman going to come over and teach you how to use it?;) The Love Nest appears to be shaping up nicely. :beer:

LoryKC November 14, 2008 at 11:48 am

We also have talked about this bed so I’ll be looking for the update–telling us just how wonderful this bed is–before we dive into boxes and instructions!

Amy A November 14, 2008 at 2:30 pm

Who can put together beds with only his bare hands?


::superhero music in the background::

Yay for a new bed. I hope it’s super comfy.

mary November 15, 2008 at 4:25 pm

The directions to our Ikea butcher block cabinet read:

“It is advisable to be two people when assembling this piece.”

Yet another reason to wish i were Scandinavian… I mean besides the blonde thing, and the beautiful thing…

Crazy Daisy November 18, 2008 at 12:23 am

OMG! I SO want one of these! I have heard such great things. I’m looking forward to hearing what you think of it!

Christine April 6, 2009 at 5:14 pm

:wft: my parents just bought one, and four huge boxes came in the mail, i was hopeing that ment there were two.

Ellen June 2, 2009 at 11:05 am

I have a Queen size sleep number bed and don’t know how to attach a headboard to it. Can you help?

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