Recently Brian and I bought a new king sized bed. We were having a lot of problems with the full sized one we had slept on for umpteen years. In the final week I was pregnant with Eloise Brian slept on the sofa because I couldn't stand to sleep on my right side any longer and the old mattress had a slight dip in the middle which caused you to roll to the center when you slept on your left.
It was torture. Now, we really couldn't afford one of those $1,000 mattress and boxsprings that I longed for. After we left Longwood Gardens we stayed at The Lancaster Arts Hotel and they had an AMAZING king sized bed with pillowtop and high loft mattress. I just dreaded returning to our old full bed.
So we looked for alternative options. I eventually found mattresses sold on overstock for around $300. And we bought used boxsprings (chemically cleaned) for $50. My father gave us an old metal frame and I bought a memory foam topper from overstock for $50. All together we only paid $400 for a REALLY comfortable new king sized bed. And I can't tell you the amazingness of it all.
One problem. It didn't quite fit our bedroom. So we decided to totally rearrange the setup which wasn't a simple task. It required removing the old mattresses, a futon, a tv stand. And moving everything else to across the room. Including installing a new cable line for the tv which I did on my own. Not an easy task.
And it feels better but not quite....great. We were missing a headboard since our old one was full sized and the room lacked a color scheme/crispness. So I decided to make it my new project.
Therefore.....long story longer this week I will be posting all the great sewing projects/embellishments I'm doing to the room. Each day (fingers crossed) I'll be posting a new video. My first featured project will be my new shades. My old ones were shabby/sloppy (see top photo). So I made new ones with very little money and they look AH-mazing, if I do say.
Other projects to come will be:
Ruffled Duvet (Urban Outfitters copy)
Embellishing a Bedskirt
Left photo design inspiration
I don't have a 'before' photo which is for the best. We moved the toy box (formerly in the living room)to the bedroom because frankly we had no where to put it. Unfortunately it has caused a lot of mess. Think 'Hoarders'. Got it? There you go....'before'.
I'm still editing the video I made of the blinds which I'm going to try and post today but if I can't get it up by 1pm it will be up tomorrow morning. Trying this new video editing software which is giving heaps of trouble.