Making Our House A Home (even though it’s a rental)–Follow my journey in turning our house into a home. You can read other posts in this series here.
During the aforementioned survival phase when we were just trying to acquire the basic necessities for our family, we were able to get beds for everyone, but the only bed that we could find for our master bedroom was a borrowed mattress from someone’s RV.
We were grateful to have something to sleep on, but RV mattresses are manufactured with the idea that people sleep on them a few weeks out of the year, not everyday for two years straight. Needless to say, the mattress became quite uncomfortable for us, but we did not have the money for a new one.
One of our primary savings goals for the new year was the mattress fund.
Two weeks ago, we had enough savings and were finally able to purchase a king size mattress! We bought a floor model at a discount so we saved several hundred dollars.
Let me tell you what a difference a good mattress makes!
So here is the before photo again:
And here is the current state of the bedroom:
The quilt is one that my husband’s grandmother made for his mother for her wedding day. My mother-in-law recently gave it to me and I love the way the colors all work together. And now that we have a taller bed, the pictures that I had hung previously are not too high up on the wall.
With some of the money we saved by purchasing the floor model, I was also able to purchase a few accessories. I prayed about which stores to go to and found some items that work perfectly with the color scheme. I am sure that some of you will balk at the idea of praying before shopping, but I believe that God cares about every detail of our lives and I have made some pretty amazing finds by praying first.
On this particular trip I found the wooden letter K, the green and white pillows and the porcelain bowls on the night stands at the first store. The letter K really pulls the out the blue in the quilt. It’s difficult to tell in this photo but the flowers on the porcelain bowls on both our night stands are the same shape as the flowers in the print to the right of the bed.
I found the floral pillow and the lamp on my nightstand at a second store. The blue in the lamp shade exactly matches the letter K, and the floral pillow is almost an exact match for the print on the wall. Maybe the way everything works together is a coincidence I really believe that God provided these items for me.
So I am pretty content with the state of things now. The bedroom is a much happier place and makes me lots more motivated to make the bed!