My parents gave us a King Sized Sleep Number adjustable mattress. They decided they would be better off with another type of mattress and so they generously brought their sleep number up and delivered it to us. Many thanks to my wonderful parents! We also got brand new memory foam components from the Sleep Number company.
You have no idea how much we appreciate you and your generosity, Mom and Dad!!!
So here is how our Master bedroom looked on Friday night. How's that for red and dated? (below)
We were so excited to be getting a dual adjustable bed, especially because Scott likes his bed FIRM and I like my bed SOFT. Can you believe it? On another note, it is our 13th wedding anniversary today! And that's about how long we've had this knotty wooden bedroom set. Actually, I think we bought it when I was pregnant with Alex so we would have room in our bed for Scott, Myself and my big belly!
Of course getting a new mattress fueled the fire to change our bedroom. It was long overdue. I've had the paint for months...many months. Sometimes I get all 'painted out' for awhile. But it was time for that decade old, dated red TO GO! It sucked all the light out of our room. Great for sleeping but not so good for anything else. We needed calm and peaceful, BUT we also wanted light and cheerful. And so I pulled out all the painting supplies and got busy Friday night after work painting the walls with my helper, Alex. Best to get the walls painted while the old mattresses were off the bed and it would be easier to move, right? So I pulled the bed out from the wall and got to painting. But that little inner voice in my head just kept at me, saying "You know you want to paint the bed...you've wanted to for a long time." And I knew it was true but darn, painting the entire room: the walls, the trim, PLUS the bed, was a lot of work in one busy weekend! And I really did not want to take that bed frame apart and carry it downstairs by myself while Scott was away at tennis championships. NO WAY! And the thought of not finishing and being left without a bed for any number of nights...NOT GOOD. It is our anniversary today...did I mention that!? ;)
But late Friday night while Alex was sleeping and Scott was away, that inner voice started whispering to me again..."Now's your chance! There's no mattress in the way, you've cleared the room and you've already got all of the painting supplies up here." And so I grabbed a little roller and started painting the bed with some white paint...right there in the middle of the night...in the middle of the room...
Turns out a bed CAN be painted right where it sits. Some cardboard under each leg so I could paint all the way down without getting paint on the floor was all it took. Being extra careful not to paint the carpet or anything else in the room was important. I just went with white because that's what I had and I'm very happy with the decision. Even Alex and Scott like the white. Yes, those men that are forever teasing me that I paint EVERYTHING white, said they really like it. And so do I. It is a nice, subtle contrast with the soft blue/grey of the walls. And I like that the wall color makes it feel like we are floating on a cloud.
And the bed can be set to the perfect firmness for Scott AND me. We feel like we are in heaven! Thanks again Mom & Dad.
There's still much left to be done in this room, but for now we are loving the changes and taking our time deciding what color to paint the other furniture in the room. If we decide to paint it. Although the changes feel pretty good.
We still have an end table...
A big dresser with a mirror...
And the secretary desk (that came from my sweet grandma) I use as a side table to possibly paint....
A few more details and we might have an entire room makeover to share. I think I just wore myself out thinking about all the things that still need to be finished...shwew...it may be awhile now! Haha. Let's hope not. :)
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