We finished up our master bedroom last week. Marcello and I finally bought a king bed! It deserves an exclamation because now we can actually sleep in the same room! I’m the main problem with my tossing and turning and 5 million pillows, but with the extra space it doesn’t bother him and I don’t feel the need to hold completely still. Because that makes me want to move even more! I’m curious, do you have a queen or king?
Costco had a sale on a Sealy mattress ($520) and box spring ($120). Can’t beat that! And I found this upholstered bed for $540 with one of those coupons you get from the Post Office when you move (10 percent off). I’m in love with the bed, but the reviews were right, it’s a three-hour job. I still say it’s worth it. It’s sturdy and I like that it’s a whole bed, not just a headboard. It looks more polished.
By the way, I have bought this bedspread three times now (in different sizes) because it is so inexpensive and washes well. It’s $41 for a king bedspread and two shams!
I bought this textured tapestry with tassels to go in the guest house, but it didn’t work where I planned to put it. But it works great here! I love it. Tapestries and rugs are definitely the cheapest way to go for large-scale art.
I shared with you some of my treasures in this bookshelf and how I painted it white in this post. Now I’ve also added our wedding vows to a frame at the top.
If the text looks like garbleygook, that’s because our vows were in Italian so his guests could at least understand part of the ceremony. The vows are important, we still mean them and strive to uphold them, so I love having them in our room.
The bedroom is a special spot. It’s where you sleep, dream, connect and rest. Pray over your bedroom and marriage if you are married. Pray it would be a safe spot, filled with the Holy Spirit, peace and joy. Ask that God protect your marriage, thoughts and dreams from the evil one. More on marriage here.
Lamps are expensive, aren’t they? Ross Dress for Less had the best deals, but it was difficult to find a matching pair that I liked. I found these at Home Goods for $40. I’m crazy about the silver, aged mirror effect. I listed a similar one from Target, below.
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I love the way all white everything looks, but in the real world I can’t keep all the white things white!
I use these blue/gray pillowcases on our pillows that go under our heads each night so they won’t show makeup and stains like white cases do. I poke them back behind the big euro pillows when I make the bed. And that’s not all that often!
I do the same for towels. I buy the large ones in white and then the hand towels and washcloths in gray. Works great for kids with dirty hands and my makeup.
Next, off to the side is the master bathroom. It’s a little worn down and dated, but it’s all neutral and completely doable right now.
I’m spinning you clockwise in the pictures:
Yes, that’s a red heat lamp on the ceiling. Pretty awesome, right? Haha. I tried it one night when I was taking my bath and Marcello pulled in the drive, coming home from work. He told me that the red glow was just a liiiiiitle creepy from outside!
All super-cool heat lamp talk aside, wouldn’t a free-standing tub and bead or shell chandelier be lovely over it? Are you a bath person. I love them, take one almost every day.
I’m not sure if I’ll invest much time or money into framing mirrors and re-caulking for now. Maybe in a few years we could remodel? Marcello says maybe not.
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