After driving 2.5 hours back home this past Sunday afternoon, in the pouring rain, with a new mattress and box springs in the back of the truck, Nick and I had the fun(?) job of moving our old bed downstairs and the new one inside.
I should take pictures to describe how we had to do this, but it wasn’t very easy.
Our house is old (built in the late 30s). And small. And each room is tiny and only allows furniture to be in one specific place because of all the doorways and windows.
Because of this, we have to move big furniture outside and down the stairs on the deck to get them into the downstairs. So we had to move the old bed frame, mattress and box spring outside in the rain, down the deck, and in the front door before we could move the new one from the truck –> up the deck –> in the house.
It’s tough getting furniture in the house and finding the one spot for it.
In all honesty, this bed is much too big for our room.
But after laying on it in the store, we just had to have it. Plus, this mattress/box spring set was a gift! Nick’s dad won it in a giveaway and they’re stocked on beds in their house, so they offered it to us since ours is old and we had no guest bed.
This bed is huge compared to our old one. It’s a pillow top and a queen. Going from a non-pillow top full bed to this is quite a difference.
But seriously – Nick and I are already having trouble getting out of bed, and we’re only 2 days in! It is so comfortable. The mattress envelops you, like a fluffy cloud and invites me to stay instead of getting up when my alarm goes off.
I’m also in love with our new quilt.
This is the 3rd one we’ve bought in the past 3 weeks. The first two were returned once we found this one at Kohl’s this weekend – it’s light, airy, and keeps this monster bed from looking even bigger in the room.
While it’s not a huge change (like painting or rearranging – which we don’t have the option to do here), walking into the bedroom is like a breath of fresh air.
I love the new quilt, sheets, blanket, and pillows.
It may take up our entire room, but I think it’s worth it.
Besides, we won’t be in this house forever, right?
Have you done any redecorating lately?
Now I have the bug! I want to paint, purge old stuff, and/or move so we can have more space for this bed ;)