Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Our Master Bedroom

When we started looking for our house, we decided that once we moved, we were definitely going to get a king sized bed.  We would get a whole new bedroom set in fact.  The pieces that we had included a dresser, bureau and two nightstands that I bought about 8 years ago from Target, and a queen sized mattress that I bought literally when I was 18.  All of it had at least been partially damaged by our former dog and numerous moves over the years. It was time!

We spent a small fortune getting our bedroom in order.  We bought a king headboard, dresser and mirror and bureau from Bob's furniture.  We got a King sized Sealy Posturepedic mattress with Coolsense.  We spent $170 on sheets.  Clearly we had to buy a new comforter.  And little did I know, regular sized pillows just don't cut it on a huge bed.  I don't want to add all that up really, I'm sure I'd weep a little, and I'm not done yet. I didn't opt for the matching nightstand tables that went with our set, because I thought it would be too matchy.  So I bought those elsewhere.  I needed new curtains, and new lamps.

I know it sounds like a lot and it really is.  When you are coming from what we had before, you need a total overhaul, and that's what we got.  I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome.

Is it weird that THIS is what makes me feel like a grown up?
Mike painted the walls so obediently even though he was miserable about it.  It's a fairly small room but there are two colors in there.  Both colors come directly from the comforter.  Slightly darker on the wall behind the bed.

My dresser is fantastic.  It's pretty large and I find it humorous that I wonder if I should put a stool up to it to see into the mirror.  At 5'2" large furniture makes you feel even smaller.

I couldn't help but buy a little basket for all my odds and ends so that it didn't look like a complete disaster on top of there.  I also bought some new candle holders and new lovely smelling candles.  I am a complete candle whore!

On Mike's side of the room resides the only piece of artwork he brought into our relationship.  I thought he'd enjoy seeing it every day when he woke up. It's also currently the only thing hanging on the walls in the room, so I need to work on that....eventually.

I mentioned that I purchased some new lamps and shades.  I am in love when them.

And the only thing you haven't seen.  Our nice big closet.

As you can see it's not a walk-in but a vast improvement over what we have had in the past.  Beside the closet you can see my full length mirror.  Mike couldn't fathom how I needed another mirror when I had just got the new one on my dresser.  Ladies, I would be shocked to know that every one of you doesn't have a full length mirror.  For me right now it's totally necessary for the baby belly shots too!

You might expect that we are sleeping better these days.  Truth is, Mike still falls asleep on the couch a lot since he is working on the apartment upstairs after his day job, so he only gets a few hours in the bed most days.  As for me, I wake up about 3 or 4 times a night to pee, but that would happen even if I was literally sleeping on a cloud.  I do wake up pretty happy to look around my pretty room, and have made my bed every day since we've had it as I'm eager to keep it looking nice all the time.

This is the first room that's been finished in our new house.  It kind of feels a little selfish but so be it.  Our living room is mostly done, but Evan's room is next!


  1. I love that bedlinen!! Where is it from? I get I can't get it over here

    1. Thanks so much, I love it too. I ordered it online from Target.



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