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Category Archives: Master Bedroom
After having our Serta pillow-top bed for a little over three years, it has become obvious this mattress is just not cutting it for us. Obviously, the mattress should still be in its prime years, and yet, it’s not. The mattress has developed a significant enough sag in the middle of the bed that it’s now creating sleep issues for me and the hubby… and now, with work and all the business we constantly have going on, we really really really need our sleep! So, I bit the bullet and decided to contact Serta regarding our mattress’s 10-year warranty. After a few minutes on the phone, it was discovered that they belabor the process. They mailed me some forms and upon receipt of the forms, I found out that I actually have to pay to have their inspector come inspect their own faulty product. Boo.. So, it’s going to happen. We’re going to pay to have someone come out and check out our bed. And then, regardless of the result… we’re getting a new one! Either by buying it ourselves or getting a replacement via Serta’s warranty. Honestly though, shopping for a mattress can simply be overwhelming! There are so many options, everyone has their own opinion, and you never really know what will work for you. That being said, I figured I’d as the people I trust the most… MY BLOGGING FAMILY! So tell me, if you were buying a bed for the long haul, what bed would you buy?!?!? And why? After taking Sleep Train’s mattress finder quiz, these were the suggestions: We’re primarily considering the Serta iComfort series or Tempur-Pedic brand, but we’re a little concerned about the “heat” issue with that one. But, we are definitely open to suggestions!!! We’re truly in this for the long … Continue reading
Yup, we were throwin’ bows to get some deals for Black Friday! We made our list, checked the ads twice, and were ready to rock! As our first ever Black Friday Adventure, we feel like we did a hell-of-a-job!!! We figured, if nothing else, it would be good entertainment. BUT, in the end, we scored the exact deals we were hoping to get!!! At Target, we were completely in it for TV’s! We specifically went to get a 46″ LCD on sale for a rock-bottom price of $280! What?!?!? Crazy, I know! The store opened at midnight, so we got there at 9pm. We thought we were plenty early, but apparently NOT! When we got in, they were out of our TV’s and only had 40″ LCDs left for $260. Still not a bad deal, but not exactly what we wanted. Though, afraid we’d miss the deal, we grabbed two (one each)! After we grabbed the TV’s, I ran to the TV mounts and grabbed two for $50 a piece… and they were the last two on the shelf! Then, as we headed for the check stands, I saw the family that was immediately in front of us in line, and they had a 46″! I was distraught! So distraught, that I asked them how they scored the TV, thinking they go the last one… Not. The. Case. They told me that someone decided they didn’t need two and gave the extra one to them! I told Eric to stand by the carts, I was heading in! I set out on a mission to “get” a 46″ TV! I prowled through the store, looking for the right person, and sure enough I found her! She was standing there, kind of aimlessly with one 46″ TV in her cart. Then, I … Continue reading
In finalizing some things in the master bedroom, two things stood out like a sore thumbs: 1) the small frame on Eric’s nightstand, it had seen better days; and 2) the new ombre lampshade on my nightstand lamp didn’t quite fit right and was sitting all wonky. To address the issues, this is what I did: For the frame, I took this dated and dreary frame, gave it a quick coat of silver spray paint that I had left over from my $7 table centerpiece project, and wa la… GOOD AS NEW! Here’s the before and after. For the lamp shade, we exchanged it at Target thinking it was just a janky one, but the new one still didn’t fit quite right. So… enter our solution! I grabbed a metal file and just filed the metal ring inside the lamp shade and turned it as I went, to assure even filing. In the end, it fit perfectly! Two quick fixes that brought all kinds of joy! WORKING ON ANY QUICK FIXES OR SMALL PROJECTS OF YOUR OWN? Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share on netvibes share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Buzz it up Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend
If you follow our blog, you may have noticed a few changes in our master bedroom tour from yesterday! In case you don’t, let me explain. Our walls in our master bedroom have been fairly blank for some time, until now! There have been four new additions. One of which is our wedding vows! Eric and I worked very hard to make our wedding as personal as possible because the main point for spending the money on the shindig was to pronounce our love for each other and share our love with our family and friends! This was of utmost important to us! So, writing our own vows was a give-in. A lot of couples use standard vows, or if they write their own vows, they do so together. There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with these options, but for us, we wanted to take this opportunity to express our deepest sentiments to each other as a surprise. Since we worked so hard writing our vows and they were so deeply personal, we knew that we wanted to display them in our master bedroom, for both sentimental reasons and as a daily reminder of our union (not that we need it). And once I found the awesome heavy duty metal key for $4.99 at Ross… I knew it was time! Here’s my quick hanging tutorial via pictures: After everything was up, the key was showing some bright silver nail heads and I was just not feeling it! I quickly grabbed a craft paint brush and some brown acrylic paint. Abracadabra… no more silver standing out like a sore thumb! Now, the other wall hanging (out of the four) is a series of our engagement photos that we had yet to hang, but it’s on a wall that was never seen on … Continue reading
Well, I have TONS of projects lined up on the blog, but I decided to put those posts on hold for one day because I got a SUPER EXCITING email from Apartment Therapy letting me know that our Master Bedroom was selected for their Room for Color competition! Sooooooooooo excited! Enter my trademark jumping up and down and clapping my hands… dorky, I know… but it’s me! Anywho, PLEASE VOTE FOR US! The more votes we get, the better we do in the competition! All you have to do is click on THIS LINK and click on the heart on the right side of the page. Simple! When looking at my page on Apartment Therapy, a woman left a very good point. in her comment.. it’s hard to see the “big picture” of the room, so I’m taking this opportunity to do a FULL ROOM TOUR of our MASTER BEDROOM! Here we go and hope this helps! For more about our master bedroom progression, check out these posts! Thanks for checking out our tour and I really hope you take a minute to vote for us! We’d super appreciate it!!! ~Ashley (I promise lots of DIY posts starting tomorrow! I’m a little behind after a computer virus and my Dell charger smoking last week. Also, obvious next steps in the bedroom will be drapes and panel TV to hang on the wall above the dresser.) Linking up… Meg and Mums Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share on netvibes share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Buzz it up Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend
As promised in yesterday’s post, I want to feature our lovely $3 little vase that I snagged on clearance at Target! Here it is!!! But, what would this post be really, if it only showcased one item! So, I decided to do a one-stop-shop of all of our purple accessories that have recently found a home in our Master Bedroom. We seriously couldn’t be happier with the progress so far! BUT, there’s still LOTS to be done! Our purple accessories now include: shapely round vase via Target clearance unity sand vase from our Wedding pillar candles in glass bubble holders little scent-filled birdie purple ombre lamp shades DIY’d love note bunting That is official our collection of purple items that now grace our master bedroom! And, that is not including the pictures that have little doses of purple. It’s totally warming our hearts to see the room taking shape! ANYONE ELSE HAVE A COLOR LOVE AFFAIR? PURPLE, ANYONE?!?!? Linking up… Tip Junkie’s Tip Me Tuesday Sugar Bee Crafts Nothing But Country A Bowl Full of Lemons Not Just a Housewife My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share on netvibes share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Buzz it up Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend