Our softmore year in college, someone gave Chad a full bed for free. We've been sleeping in it ever since. I'm guessing the thing is ~20 years old. We've been talking about getting a new bed forever, so the other day we went to sleepy's ready to buy and got ourselves a great new comfy queen sized bed. They were supposed to deliver it on Thursday, and we were very excited that they would deal with bringing it to our house and carrying it upstairs. So imagine my surprise when I got home and found this in the dining room...
They couldn't get it up the stairs. Sigh. So we had to take a our banister back off (actually, just the long piece that goes all the way up the stairs) so we could lift the box spring up to the second floor. After all we went through to get that banister up in the first place. Sigh.
While I was pretty pissed that we had to do it, it turned out to not be as big a deal as I had feared, and within an hour or so we had the banister back connected and the bed upstairs. And with a bit of paint touch-up by the next morning the banister was as good as new. And we have an awesome new bed in our room.
(we have the plastic underneath it so it doesn't scratch the floor, since we don't have a frame yet).