Well, I have made some progress today on the bedroom re-do, despite my very late start. That's what I get for staying up way past my bedtime and finally crashing and burning sometime after 1:30 a.m....
Today I flipped the mattress on my bed. That is not easy for one person to do, let me tell you! But I am a STRONG woman, if nothing else :) And determined, too. Some call me crazy-stubborn. Hmmm....
So, I got the mattress flipped. Then I put on the brand new super-duper matress pad/cover. I have to say, I like it! I removed the old. The problem with it is that, while the top is still puffy, the "sides" that are so crucial to tucking it around the mattress were somehow partially burnt at some point in my old dryer (long story that I won't go into...) and ever since I've not been able to get it tucked properly around my "new" (purchased in 2001 or 2002) 16 inch deep mattress. It probably would have not fit even in it's healthy state; it was made for the old-fashioned mattresses that used to be like 12 to 14 inches deep. Sigh.
|"New" position for the chair. Funny, I moved it from this position|
not to long ago ago... Bureau mainains its position to the left of the
walk-in closet door. I bought this chair in 1986 and it's a little saggy now but still comfortable!
My bed is now made up with the new mattress topper, the new comforter and the new pillow shams!
|The new furniture arrangement - more or less. Triple dresser is now on the opposite wall from|
where it was! Bed is angled in the corner opposite from the wall where it used to be. Ditto, chair.
Oh, that nightstand. It's too damn short! I love it, but it's too damn short. Of course, when I first bought the en suite in 1976 or 1977, there was no such thing as a 16-inch deep mattress! Not to mention a 16-inch deep box spring. Oy! I went from an original 22 inches to 32 inches when I got a new mattress and box spring in 2002. And now I think I need a new set (that's another story...)
No more pics of bedroom-in-progress until the FINAL REVEAL is ready to fly. [I lied -- I've posted lots more pics since this original blog.]
|After: Looks crowded. But it really isn't! Look, Mom, I really do own a vacuum.|
|New bed and nightstand position. Bad photo! I moved the new lamp to it.|
I love the new lamp, but it just doesn't go...