Monday, July 22, 2013

Our new bed! (Bedroom redo)

Hello all and welcome to a new week! Whoot!(?)  :)

Hope you had a lovely weekend! I was busy finishing up some big changes to our master bedroom. It’s still no where near done, but a BIG part is done and I’m. in. LOVE.

So this little redo was going to happen anyway, but it was hurried up a bit when I found out we were getting a new bed. It’s a long story, hang in there with me.

I’ve mentioned a few times over the past year or so that I’ve been wanting to move on from our four poster bed we’ve had for years:

dark wood four poster bed

We got it at Bombay company seven years ago and got a smokin’ deal. It was $1000 and I got it 40 percent off ($600). Now the same bed goes for $1,400:

bombay four poster bed

Ours was still in great condition. For months I thought about reusing the base part (cutting down the legs and posters), but I realized it would be such a waste. Instead I sold it on Craigslist and made enough to cover the entire master redo! (I hope anyway.)

Side note – my Dad helped me assemble that bed seven years ago this past April, and the day after we did that I found out I was pregnant with the Bub. :) I’ve always known exactly how long we’ve had it because of that.

Anyway, it was lovely. But over the years I realized it was making our room feel small:

traditional bedroom

Our bedroom is huge -- about 20 by 17 feet and most of the room has really tall ceilings, but that bed was SO BIG. Oh, and I needed a stool to get up in it. At first that was fun, but I’m getting to dang old for that. ;)

So I knew it was going to go, I just didn’t know when. We’ve needed a new mattress for years now (ours was nine years old), and I knew I wanted to wait till we got a new one to tackle a new bed.

And then I got an email that made me do a double take – the Sleep Number folks asked if I wanted a bed. Uh. Yeah? I emailed them back and asked if they meant to say that. Yes, they did. Then I asked, for real, do I get to keep the bed? They said yes.

I’m not joking, I still think they may come pick it up. :) So after my initial dancing around our house with joy, we went to our local store and a totally friendly guy named Paul showed us our options. It was between the M7 and the P5. I didn’t know what those meant, but it turns out the M7 is the memory foam version:

sleep number bed memory foam

I was hesitant about the memory foam because I get SO hot when I sleep. I need to be totally cool to get a good night’s sleep and I’ve heard foam is notorious for making you hot. But their version is made with stuff called CoolFit that is supposed to keep you cool.

The P5 version is the more traditional bed – if you have a sleep number you may have this since it’s one of the most popular versions:

sleep number bed p5

There was something about that foamy bed though. Seriously. After we sunk into both versions we felt like we sunk even further into the memory foam one. Major cush factor.

You can see how happy I am in this horribly unflattering picture:

I had just sunk in. It was freakin’ awesome.

It took a while to get the bed – I don’t know if they make them for each customer specifically but you need to be patient to get your cush. It really wasn’t bad – about four weeks later and the delivery guys where here:

sleep number bed

So I mentioned I had four weeks, right? I knew I wanted to paint at least the wall of stripes on that back wall before the new bed got here – and I had FOUR WEEKS. But in true Sarah form, I was frantically painting the part behind the bed minutes before they arrived.

Sweating. And cursing (myself). A little.

Why did I wait? Well, they did move up the delivery a few days, which was a nice surprise. So there’s that. But otherwise…I still had plenty of time. It’s just how I roll.

I wanted to get that part of the wall painted because for some reason I thought the bed was going to be mega heavy and too hard to push around later. I don’t really know what I was thinking – I mean, AIR is a big part of this type of bed: sleep number bed

Smartness, ‘tis me.

They assembled everything in no time at all and gave me a nice tutorial on how to use it:

sleep number bed memory foam

This is the part where I’m sure they were like, uhhh, why is this chick taking pictures right now?

I have to admit I was a little overwhelmed at first – I was afraid I was going to do something wrong with the remote and the filling and all that.

The Bub and I were so stinking excited – he helped me make the bed and we filled it and giggled and let the air out and giggled and took pictures and sent them to my husband:

We were a little giddy. There was lots of turning the number down to 10 or as low as it would go just to see how much we’d sink in. It was awesome.

So I have to say…we're hooked on this bed. I don’t know why I was worried about the operation – it’s easy. You just set your number in the remote and push it before you go to sleep – hardly any effort at all. And I have to say – I was worried about having a remote, because I lose them constantly. But I haven’t lost this one once. It’s magic or something. (Just give me time…)

sleep number bed

And even though ours is the memory foam it doesn’t get hot at all – I haven’t noticed that it’s any warmer at night than our other bed. (And that’s saying a lot because it’s the middle of summer and our bedroom is always the warmest room in the house.)

So anyway…that’s what spurred on the room redo! And it’s well on it’s way. It’s going to look completely different than before:

DIY tufted headboard

So far I’ve painted (one wall – and I haven’t even cut in yet, as you can tell), made the new headboard and found the new bedding. I actually found the bedding months ago – LOVE it.

There’s so much left to do! New art, new window treatments. And the bookcase nightstands are going ASAP – I had to use bookcases with our old bed because the bed was so high. Now I’m afraid I’m going to knock my head into the corner of mine when I get out of bed in the morning:

DIY tufted headboard

I think every room needs some black, but these are just black holes in here right now.

I already have lamps (I’m moving the previous sconces somewhere else in the house) and was waiting till I find nightstands to bring them in, but it looks so empty without them! I may bring them up today.

I’m so excited about how the headboard turned out!! Next I’ll show you how I made it and more about the bedding. (This week.):

DIY tufted headboard So here’s the thing though – I decided on that fabric for the headboard after I painted the wall. Now I think I want to go even lighter on the walls. It matches a little too much for me – I think I want more contrast. At least I’ve only painted one wall. See? I procrastinate for a reason. Or something.

OH! We got something else recently – our new little nugget:

little nugget kitten

We named him Colby and he’s still just a little peanut. We got him early because he was rescued from a bad situation – all of his siblings died. :( We’ve had him for a couple weeks now and he is adorable! But he’s climbing on the new headboard so someone is getting their nails trimmed today. :/

So there you go – our new bed and the start of our bedroom redo! The biggest part of the redo is something I’m hiring out – hardwood floors! Not sure if they will happen this month or next but I cannot WAIT. We want to do the whole upstairs but it was too expensive, so we’re piecing it out room by room. And I already have an amazing rug that I got last Christmas that’s going in here. So excited!!

Overall we’re thrilled with our Sleep Number – we love it! We are sleeping better than ever – I noticed from the first night that I don’t toss and turn nearly as much. In our old bed I would wake up so many times a night to turn over and try to get comfy, now it’s a couple times if that. That was a biggie that I noticed. Oh, and my number is 30 (super soft) and hubby’s is 45 or 50. I love finding out people’s number now. ;)

Do you love your bed? Do you have a Sleep Number? I’ll share the headboard tutorial soon!

62 comments:

  1. Love your new bedding and headboard, so beautiful. I like the paint color so much better than the previous. Good luck with night stands, maybe a smaller natural wood dresser and a similar white on the other side or a dark navy... I love where you are going with what you got. LJV

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    1. I am looking for small dressers on craigslist! Great minds!

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  2. What color are you painting??

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    1. The color is called Whitestone from Benjamin Moore, and I had it mixed at Sherwin Williams and lightened just a bit (10 percent.)

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  3. I love the new headboard, and I'm jealous of the new bed! We have a pencil post bed, probably even higher than your old poster bed, but hubby will never agree to sell it. We had it custom built years ago. ~sigh~ Sometimes "quality" is a negative for someone who likes change. :P

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  4. Wow, I am loving your new room--beautiful!! For the kitten, I recommend put a scratching post on either side of your bed, or a scratching cardboard thingy. Do this anywhere he/she scratches (sofas, etc).

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  5. LOVE the new headboard! and those cats are so stinkin cute!
    Lauren

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  6. Love it!! love the kitty too. :-) What is the new bedding? do you know what name it is or where you got it? Been wanting to change up ours too.

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  7. Oh man, I love that headboard. Can't wait for the tutorial. It looks like a $500 headboard from West Elm! Colby looks exactly like our littlest kitty, Archer. He is an adorable terror, nails cut or not. I wish you lots of patience and luck with the climbing :)

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  8. Looks fabulous....You need mirrored bed side tables....They would look awesome.....Good luck.

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  9. I love the paisley duvet! And Colby looks just precious sitting on it! Can't wait to see the other changes you have planned.

    Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life

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  10. Cute kitteh:) And I love the new look! We just went gray in our master bedroom too and we love it!

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  11. Love love LOVE your headboard and bedding!!!! We got a sleep number when I was pregnant (so we've had it almost 7 years)... I'm a 30, and DH is almost at the top of the scale, whatever number that is. I love our bed, and it's held up so nicely. :-)

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  12. Wow!! Love it all!! Kitty too!

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  13. WOW, a bed? I've reviewed some free products but wow what a blessing. I love your lots-details with your decorations--very motivating!

    blessings,
    Shan
    www.The-How-to-Guru.com

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  14. OH My Gosh, that is soooo cool. We have an old Sleep Number bed, like 15+ years old, and I love it but I'm ready for an upgrade. I've been trying to convince my husband of that one, I'll let you know how it goes. In the meantime, Nice job!

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  15. It looks so pretty! What paint color did you use?

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    1. Thanks Katie!
      The color is called Whitestone from Benjamin Moore, and I had it mixed at Sherwin Williams and lightened just a bit (10 percent.)

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  16. Loving it!! That headboard is my favorite!! I love the fabric you chose. Looking forward to the tutorial - this is a project that has been on my list for a while now :)

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  17. Oh Sarah, The new paint, Bedding, bed, its all fabulous. Every. single. choice. I especially appreciate the scoop about the sleep number bed and you not getting hot. I have the same issues. I'm also considerably older than you (we're talkin' 61 here) and have developed some uncomfy sleep spots on my shoulder and hip. I have been seriously considering a sleep number as long as I don't get too hot. I'll be watching for any additional updates on the comfort of the sleep number bed. Thanks for sharing and congrats on the new bed.

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  18. Looks great!!

    And so jealous of the comfy new bed! Looks like Colby likes it, too ;) Hooray for rescued kitties!

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  19. I have loved your bedroom curtains forever (or since you posted about them). Would you be interested in selling them? I don't know how to comment the way above. Sorry

    Linda

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    1. Absolutely Linda! Email me (thriftydecorchick (at) gmail (dot) com) and we can talk!

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  20. I hope yours is better than mine. Mine doesn't keep consistent air pressure in changing temps and humidity. Also it's a king and has a huge annoying bump down the middle where a foam piece separates the two air matrices. Although mine is a good 6 years old and is of the models before they got rid of the annoying bump.

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  21. Looks awesome! We just got a similar bed frame and I feel like I am in a luxurious hotel suite every night. Oh except for the toys, books, dogs, baby, and clothes everywhere... :)

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  22. I was sad about your former bed, but I am sure it went to a good home. I love your new colors, can't wait for your headboard tutorial, think Bub is the cutest and am melting over Colby! Great job, sister, girl!!

    Dawn Rene in the ATL

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  23. I can't wait to see how the whole room turns out! Congrats on the new bed!

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  24. I love your style! I always think your rooms look fantastic and then you redo them and I love them even more. I'm excited to see this room progress. Thank you for sharing :)

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  25. I love that headboard! The room is turning out beautifully!

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  26. How exciting!! What a great headboard, can't wait to see how you did it.
    Shawna

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  27. Ha! We have an orange kitty named Colby, too :) My kiddos love him to pieces and he's the sweetest cat I've ever had.

    Also, we're saving up for a Sleep Number bed! Our current mattress is more like 2 conjoined hammocks than a mattress, actually. I can't wait to hear what you think of it after a while. And hey, if they're looking for someone else to give a bed too, I'd be happy to oblige ;)

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  28. We have a sleep number bed and love it! Hubby is a 45 and i am 30! Cant wait to see your post on making your headboard. We have had our bed for 8 months and we still do not have one!

    Judy Anbro
    Monroe NC

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  29. I LOVE your headboard. I am anxiously looking forward to seeing your tutorial. I have been wanting to downsize my old cannonball bed that I painted black a few years ago. The dresser is HUGE (I never even painted it; just stuck it in the basement), but I really do still like the nightstands and I love the armoire. So not sure how to join these pieces with your lightweight headboard. Maybe I could repaint everything white. Anyway, just rambling. Thanks in advance for the tutorial.

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  30. Love how everything is coming together! Your style and mine are very similar! What is your bedding called and where did you find it? And I am swooning over the paint color! Is that RL? What is it called? I actually like the black (bookcase/night stands) against the lighter walls, headboard, etc. Just an idea, but perhaps they can be cut down so they are shorter? Add short legs (so they are up off the floor - I don't know why this makes a room seem less "crowded" to me, but there you go)and some great hardware or a mirrored top to break up the dark and I think they would look fabulous!

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  31. There is no better feeling than a new bed! Congrats! My shower curtain is the same exact pattern as your comforter. : )

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  32. I love the new direction you're going with the room. I just painted our guest bedroom a similar shade, and that headboard is gorgeous!

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  33. Ok question.... If we get one of those beds do we get a frame or bed set from the store or is it it's own bead and you can't get a "set" I can't make headboards as beautiful as yours!!

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  34. Oh girl, this is going to be goooooooood!! Your bedroom already makes me want a nap it's so lovely and welcoming! #goldilocksoverhere

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  35. CUTEST KITTY EVER!!!!!! ahhhh!!!!!!!!!! & such a beautiful bed

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  36. It's looking really nice! Like a really nice hotel! And your kitty is precious.

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  37. I,too, love what you've done with your master bedroom. The new headboard is beautiful and coordinates perfectly with the wall color and the bedding. My first thought was to cut the legs down from the bedside bookcases, too, but then I had a better thought. Perhaps 2 white mismatched endtables would look better. A round pedestal table on one side and a more traditional square table with a drawer on the other side. BTW, love that gold starburst mirror! Where did you get it?

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  38. LOVE the paint color! I have similar bedding and was thinking of going for a grayish shade as well. Do you remember the name?

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  39. I found you thru my new August issue of Better Homes and Gardens.

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  40. I love you bedding! I am currently looking for new bedding for our bedroom. We have had a sleep number for almost 12 years. I can't wait to get rid of it. They have replaced it once because of mold, ewwww. Also the plastic in the foundation cracked. I hope they have made improvements since then. Your headboard is beautiful too. What a calming room.

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  41. Colby is so cute! Funny, you're all, "oh btw, yeah
    we just added a family member! Forgot to mention..
    No big deal!" Haha

    Very pretty bedding. Pretty room!

    So cool to be given the mattress. I feel like you are prob
    obligated to mention the words sleep # now for the
    next year or something! :)

    Happy for you--this is exciting.
    Chrissy

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  42. It's looking GORGEOUS!! Can't wait to see the whole space!!

    p.s. your kitty is adorable! :)

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  43. LOVE your bedding! Where is it from?

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  45. Ohhhhh - yellow kitties are the best!

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  47. OMG... I love everything. I'm glad you went with a lighter bedroom. I just re-did mine in a light grey, and my spread is grey and yellow. Love your headboard... bedding... wall color ~ everything. Very nice.

    Especially love your new kitty too ~ too cute!!

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  48. Great bed! I love the kitty. I have an orange and white kitty named Colby too. She's old and cranky but loves living out at my parents' farm. Enjoy the new and kitty!

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  49. The headboard and bedding are so beautiful! Colby is precious! As one reader suggested a scratching post and the cardboard box scratchers are life savers! They are not the most beautiful things....but then neither is shredded furniture, drapes, etc. My cat went for the molding on the doors and on my wooden bed. The boxes really helped! Looking forward to seeing the room when it is completed!

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  50. I REALLY want to try this! I'm moving into my first apartment in under a month and plan for my first big purchase to be a queen-sized bed, as my feet go over vintage double (sadly).

    Thanks for sharing and documenting! MUCH APPRECIATED :)

    Laina

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  51. I love love love your bedding! Where is it from?

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  52. Just found your blog. Wish I had found it BEFORE I made the headboard for our new sleep number bed. I am a #25--hubby is #70-so much better for achy older bodies.Without access to truck, saws, etc. I used a very thick styrofoam for mine. It's strong enough and easy to cut to shape. I taped to join several together to get the size I needed for our queen size bed. I thought I would use drapes to cover it but like you the colors just wasn't what I wanted.It was both fun and frustrating to make. It is definitely a one of a kind.

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  53. This looks great! I really love the new bedding... will you share where it's from????

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  54. I was just wondering the same thing...if I missed it, would you be willing to share where your bedding is from? I love it and am also in the middle of planning for our master bedroom redo. Thanks for always inspiring me with your ideas!

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