You can read about my 4 mattress' in 12 months saga here.
#4 was delivered last Saturday. With #4 we decided to upgrade from a queen size to a king and get a completely different style mattress. I. LOVE. IT. There is SO much more room to stretch out without feeling like I'm hogging the bed. And when hub's is hogging, I don't have to hang any of my extremities off the side, awesome!
When I got married almost 10 years ago I remember my sweet Mamaw telling me, "Oh honey, I know you love each other so much and like to be close to each other but believe me, you'll want that extra space in your bed so get a king if you can." A wise woman indeed. :)
We sold our Queen sleigh bed for asking price within the first week we listed it.... Woo Hoo!! I got more for it than I expected (no one ever offers full price but this guy did, sweet!) I was able to order a king sleigh bed for just a little more than I made off of our old one.
I seriously considered making my own headboard like I've seen so many other crafty bloggers do but I really love a sleigh bed, I feel like it makes my room. And honestly, I was just a little scared of what my first attempt at a headboard would look like. So, pictures to come of the new sleigh when it arrives...
I really loved my old bedding and probably would have bought the same comforter but it's no longer available. I've been
They are all going back. In some circles I am known as the "Queen of Returns". Very impressive, I know. ;)
My room is done in beige and brown tones with ice blue accents. I needed to stay in those tones to match the decor already in there because I like it (and it's only a year old) or I would've changed it up.
My champagne tastes never let me down... I found some beautiful comforters for about $500 (no shams included) but the old beer budget laughed in my face.
I ordered this lovely and expensive comforter on clearance, it had been $500 but I got it for much, much less. I only purchased the blue comforter and shams and planned to mix it with the brown I already had.
Sadly, It looked terrible, the blue was all wrong, looked like a shiny electric blue bad 1980's prom dress. I would've taken a picture but it was too embarassing, seriously.
I then got this set... sorry about the terrible picture.
After I got it home I didn't even take it out of the package because the color looked sage green in the lighting of my room. I also decided the pattern looked too old fashioned, kind of like an old tin ceiling pattern which normally I like but just didn't go with my more modern decor.
Then I got this one which has even a worse picture...
Despite the picture it was actually pretty and really nice quality. The leaves are in shades of ice blue but the whole thing was just too white, the pretty pattern only was on the bottom and one side, it looks like more because the bed pictured is a queen, the leaves only covered a quarter it on the king :( . The bottom leaves will be covered by my footboard and doesn't it look like it's just screaming for a giant stain on it when one of my boys sneaks some food upstairs (most likely my hubby;)
I bought a plain tannish-gold one on a whim, (or maybe out of desperation) because it is really good quality and was pretty cheap at TJ's, I thought I could dress up the neutral color. It ended up being a little too gold-ish and totally boring.
I just ordered one on-line (so now 5 in one week!) and I'm crossing my fingers that this one is it!
So, do you bloggy friends obsess over things like this or am I really a crazy person for buying 5 bedding sets in 7 days?
I'd like to think it's the decorator and perfectionist in me that makes me unable to settle for some thing that looks just average and that I'm not really a crazy person.... ok, maybe just a little crazy, but aren't we all? :)