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The instructions they provide are good for making sure you have all the parts- except cover 1 and 2 are the same thing so don't go looking for 2 pieces of tulle, and the diagram for the rods is nice to have as well. Other than that, the "instructions" that come with this is worthless. Ignore them and follow these instead:
1-search in the tulle for the 4 corners in satin. Try to lay it out in a rectangle, pushing the extra tulle to the side as best you can. It won't seem like it's possible, so just do it as best you can and move on.
2-put together the rods (as shown in the "instructions") INSIDE the tulle. Start at 1 satin corner, add on the short #1 side rods and then add on the #2 rods. Now comes the fun part. It will feel like you're going to snap the rods in half... keep going. It will feel like the corners are too short and there's no way the rods are the right size and will bend so much you're convinced you're about to break the whole darn bed... keep going. Once you have a rectangle formed INSIDE the tulle (with each corner as close to the satin finished corner as you can get), it's time to start adding the A and B rods. See diagram for that part- easy peasy.
3- tie the strings around the rods on the floor. The rods are not going to look pretty but it will all straighten out in the end. If any rods come apart, just put them back together.
4-start on one side and move around the frame, shimmying up the tulle. It will seem tight, keep going. There's an open circle that belongs on the very top. Keep moving the tulle up and over the rod until that circle gets to the top. It's going to be messy and you'll wonder which end is up. Again, you'll feel like you're going to break rods if you pull too tight. Try to get over that.
5-once the circle hole is on top you should see the bed taking shape and be able to pull the rest of the fabric down.The rods should start to bow out and it should look like you might actually get a mattress in there! Step inside and tie the ribbons around the poles wherever you see them. There will be some ties that have 1 on each side of the tulle-ignore those.
6-Move the entire thing onto the bed frame (easiest with 2 people, but 1 can do it).
7-Loosely tie back the 2 curtains on each side. Leave those flower things off for now.
8-Now, I don't know what kind of flimsy mat you're kids sleep on, but the "instructions" say to bend the mattress to get it in. I didn't win the strong man competition last year so I don't have the strength to bend a mattress (plus, wouldn't that damage my mattress?). So, bring that baby in at an angle through one side of the doorways you just tied back. Two people will be helpful here. Get the mattress as close as possible to where it belongs on the head of the bed, then pull the rods near the doorway so you can lean the foot end of the mattress in. If one person is pushing the head part where it belongs (from the opposite doorway), then you holding the rod and pushing the foot part should slide right in.
9-Hopefully the plug for the chandelier isn't wedged inside it like some kind of mind puzzle, requiring further feats of mental stamina to remove it. Attach the chandelier and flower things to the rods and you are finished! Also make sure none of the rods came apart during that mattress insertion.
Good luck, you're going to need it with this thing. But it's awesome once you get it together!
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