You know it's time to buy new bedroom furniture when your headboard attacks you!
Yes, that's right. Our 30-year-old headboard attacked me in my sleep last night!
I know this because I was awakened at 4 a.m. by extreme pain under one of my fingernails. Turns out I had bumped my hand against an area of the headboard where there was some loose wood and got a 1/4" long sliver jammed up into my nail bed. It hurt enough to wake me up! And the darned thing is still stuck there...throbbing. I tried to remove it with tweezers, but no luck. I guess it will just have to work its way out over time.
Moral of the story: make sure that the next headboard you buy is made of something soft, like licorice! lol