That title was just to make you laugh. Or blush, depending on who you are. In all seriousness, the Sweet Hubby and I have been living in a bedroom that resembles his bedroom in the frat house. When he was 19. It’s an unacceptable way to live, really, for two adults well into their 30′s. (Yes mother, I AM admitting that our bedroom is unacceptable!)
For years we slept on the Hubby’s old IKEA bed – one of those real low to the ground ones, in a box, with no box spring. Just a mattress. Which was NOT new. But my double bed that I slept on for 10 years was no better. So we went with it. Finally, post-wedding, we splurged and got fancy, cushy, high mattress that we LOOOOOOOOOVE. Normally, I don’t sleep. Now, I have no probelm sleeping thankyouverymuch. Who knew a fancy mattress could fix all that? But we still had my Queen sized comforter (from high school), no headboard, and a mish-mosh of IKEA and hand-me-downs that didn’t match. So here’s the before:
Yes, our bedroom DID look like this, just with a different bed, for two years. And yes, I am an adult, and yes, we are both gainfully employed and do like nice things. You just wouldn’t know it from here.
The master bedroom is in the basement, so people rarely see it but us. So frankly, it was easy to ignore the situation, especially as we were getting ready for the wedding, and had many other things on our mind. It’s not pretty. I admit.
After getting the new mattress, we decided it was time to get bedroom furniture. We went to Ethan Allen, and I fell in LOVE with their fabric bed frames. Like love, love, love. I selected grey velvet with silver nail heads. And then I ordered a ruched duvet cover from Pottery Barn. Here’s the new bed!
We LOVE our new bed. It’s so beautiful, and so, so comfortable. The only problem: we ended up spending our entire bedroom budget on the fancy mattress AND the fancy bed frame. So everything else had to be put on hold, just a few more months! But that’s OK, we’re making progress here people. Stay tuned!
And total confession: we loved one of the beds we slept in on our honeymoon SO much, that I called the hotel to ask them which kind it was. We then went to Sleepy’s and checked out everything in that line!