As promised I’m walking you through our home room by room as we unpack. Becky, a blog reader, specifically asked for in progress photos before everything was perfect, so that’s what you are getting here. You’ll see the too short curtains hung with ribbon, too short bed frame and artless walls. The non-matching nightstands were carefully edited out of any photos.
It’s been hard to figure out where to put the most energy as far as unpacking and decorating. Our very first priority was Drew’s room because I was really nervous about how he was going to handle the move. Our bedroom just got some attention yesterday, only ahead of the office and guest room in the priority list. I don’t regret doing it this way, because we really wanted to make the rest of the house as normal as possible, and as quickly as possible, for the kids, but GOSH… I love having it feel whole again. It definitely wasn’t just the kids who needed peacefulness and calmness.
Shortly before we moved AJ and I ordered a new mattress from Spindle Mattress, a company based about 45 minutes from us. We got a queen sized bed made out of completely natural latex and an organic cotton cover. We had been sleeping on the same pillow top mattress AJ purchased right before he moved up here 15 years ago and I was wondering it was aggravating my fibromyalgia aches to have something that was so soft. We ordered mattress with a “medium” firmness level. The bed is as high quality and uses the same materials as mattresses that cost between $3-4000 but instead of using a middleman (a mattress store) they can charge a fraction of the price.
The mattress came in four pieces: the three latex layers and the organic mattress cover. It’s a little bit of a pain to assemble it the first time but if you know you are saving a lot of money to have an all-natural mattress it’s worth it.We took it apart to move and it was amazing how much easier it was to reassemble once we’d done it before.
Isn’t that nice you get a view of the big pile of laundry on our chair? 🙂
Because you can’t set the mattress on a boxspring it would be easier to use, and look better, to have a taller platform bed than we currently have but we are going to have to add a layer of plywood over the bedframe to make that happen.
About at this stage of putting the bed together AJ and I realized we had a visitor in our closet…
… and as soon as Drew ran out of the closet he went into Elle’s room and informed us that Elle took out every wipe from her container and was “changing her baby’s diaper”. As you can imagine, no task is done as quickly as it used to be done around here. 🙂
After watching Elle change the baby’s diaper (she was so serious about it) I went back into the bedroom and zippered the bed together. Everything was in there so firmly. There is nothing about it that feels like it was a mattress you just “made”. It’s comfortable to sleep on and made of very quality material.
That afternoon I put the bedroom back together with all the bedding, the curtains and some flowers. It felt so good to have our space like it wasn’t in flux anymore.
As with the living room I thought I’d give you a feel for what I’d like to do in here. The room completely works as is but it would have more personality and punch with a few extra things:
- Get a headboard on the bed with some art above it
- Hang some artwork
- Replace the closet doors
- Lengthen the curtains
- Find matching nightstands (hopefully at a thrift store I can makeover)
This mattress was provided for us by Spindle Mattress. Thank you, Spindle… we are so grateful for it! All opinions about the mattress are my own and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants a decently priced well-made mattress!