Friday, June 11, 2010

The promised blog post about my bedroom

I have been remodeling my bedroom over the last couple weeks. I have been wanting to do this FOREVER, but I’m just now getting to it. Better late than never, huh? I had a twin bed. Way too small for me, but I bought it back when I was living in a mobile home, and needed something small. But when we moved into the first house, my bedroom was HUGE and my bed looked like a little toy bed! LOL!

Then we moved again to our current house, and though my room is considerably smaller, I still wanted a bigger bed. Things just worked out so well! One of the pastors at my church had a headboard, frame, and full sized box spring that his daughter used to use. So I just needed to get a top mattress. Well, while I looked for that, I went looking for mattress pad. I really wanted a memory foam one, because I have heard so many good things about them, but they aren’t cheap. In fact, the only sale I could find was at JC Penny. It was a 1 1/2 inch for $120. OUCH!! Well, that just wouldn’t do, so I went to Ebay looking for one, and I found one for $66 bucks!! And it was 3 inches thick! SOLD!! I ordered it real quick! I mean c’mon… twice the thickness for half the price? Why would you NOT do it!?!?!

The next thing I needed was a bed-in-a-bag set. I found JUST the one I wanted, too! The sheet set that came with it is 600 thread count, Egyptian cotton sateen deep pocket, but the store wanted nearly three hundred dollars for a 12 piece set!!!! I loved it, but not THAT much!! Still, I really wanted it, so I went looking online for it, and found it for $229. That was still really pricey for me, so I went back to my good friend Ebay to see if I could find it there. Get this- the SAME company that wanted $229 for it, also had an Ebay store, and I found it there for $137!! SOLD!!! I got a queen sized one, because I figured that after the pad was on, the full sheets may not fit.

While I was waiting on those to ship, I was talking to my sister, and she said that she had a mattress that she could loan to me until I saved enough to get one. A week later, she and her boyfriend bring a mattress… but it was a QUEEN!!! Um, ok…. so I’m getting a FULL sized box spring. That would look ridiculous to have a queen mattress on a full box spring! Her response was “so I suppose I’ll have to go home and bring you the box spring, huh?” My response… “Um, YEAH!!!” lol!

Here is the area in my room where my old bed was:

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That was on a Saturday. I was still waiting for the stuff from my pastor to be brought over, so I ended up sleeping with the mattresses on the floor (I gave my twin bed to my mom). Pastor Ted said that he could bring me the frame, but the headboard would not fit into his van. On Wednesday morning, I was at the church office, and I got a call from my mom, saying that she was getting a ride home from work from someone who had a truck, and who was willing to pickup the stuff for me. So, Pastor Ted met her at his house, and loaded the stuff up. Well, it just so happened that while I was at the office that day, all my stuff was delivered at home! The mattress pad from Fed Ex and the bed-in-a-bag from UPS! Mom asked permission to open them (so she could wash the sheets), and when I came home, I was surprised to see my bed all put together and made! Oh, my it looks so great!!! Here’ take a look!

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The next thing I needed to get was room darkening shades. I had no idea what I was in for. These things are EXPENSIVE!! But, because I am so light sensitive, I really needed room darkening ones. I ended up getting ones that block out the heat and cold from the windows….. they’d better at 50 bucks apiece! Here’s a pic of one of the shades next to my bed:

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Then yesterday, I got a 9 cubical storage unit, and fabric totes to put in it. I brought it home, only to discover that the tools that we needed to put it together were missing! Go figure! Mom ended up borrowing what we needed from our neighbor, then we set off to work on building it. It was challenging, cause we kept using the wrong boards! LOL! But, it’s all put together now, and I must say, it is REALLY nice! Take a look:

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The next thing on my bedroom to-do list is a new desk. I have one in mind, but I’ll have to save up for it, cause it’s kinda pricey! It’s really hard to find a desk to match the decor of a room!!!

It will all come together eventually. I’m going to have to rearrange my room to get everything to fit. I also have a friend of mine that is going to paint something on my wall. I’m not gonna tell you about that just yet…. I gotta have something to blog about later! LOL!

Till next time…

1 comment:

Hummie said...

Hey, it looks like a little comfy haven! You deserve it!