skin a mattress by moonlight, my dear?

Posted by: Robert

Well, there were also a few outdoor flood lights and the occasional camera flash.  

We got this mattress from our friends Catie Olson and EC Brown.  They had it stored away in one of their closets to be used by guests whenever they stayed over.  We thought it would be great to have another “clean” mattress, so we gladly accepted it.  The mattress was delivered a few days ago, but unfortunately we never brought it inside and naturally it rained.  It is a little discolored now, but probably also a little more authentic.

 

So begins a quick evening skinning before Chicago decides to rain again.

So begins a quick evening skinning before Chicago decides to rain again.

 

This mattress is tufted rather than quilted like our previous finds.

This mattress is tufted rather than quilted like our previous finds.

 

The two buttons are held together by string creating tension between the top and bottom covers.  **snip**

The two buttons are held together by string creating tension between the top and bottom covers. **snip**

 

As I start to cut my side of the mattress I hear, “What the. . .?!”  I step over to see what the problem was as Lucy pulls back the cover to reveal some sort of natural fiber covering the springs.  I now know this material is coir fiber from the coconut shells.

 

We were not expecting this.

We were not expecting this.

 

You learn something new every day.

 

This is one funny little mattress.

This is one funny little mattress.

 

This was definitely not a hypoallergenic mattress.  Every time we moved it or set it down there was a puff of dust.  I doubt it was coconut powder, but you never know.
Yep.  Coconuts.  You sleep on coconuts.

Yep. Coconuts. You sleep on coconuts.

 

 

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One response to “skin a mattress by moonlight, my dear?

  1. Thanks for the great tips.

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