Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The king and I

The second week of January was freakin cold. COLD, so I appreciated a smaller bed, cuddling close to keep warm with Sean. But by the third week it was mild again and we decided that it was time to take the plunge on something we had been discussing for about a year now: switching to a king mattress.

The funny thing is we did things just a smidge backwards because we bought a headboard before we committed to a mattress. It was one of those things that prompt you to make the jump to King because it was too good to be true!

I was shopping at HomeSense at the very start of January and saw a beautiful headboard there, only one, in a king and lacking a price tag. I knew it looked familiar so I went home, did some googling and low and behold I realized it was either an exact replica, or perhaps a cast off Warner headboard from Restoration Hardware (I realize it is not normal to remember things like that, specially if you aren't in the market for a bed, but I'm weird like that).

My first reaction was to drag Sean down there the very same night, but on closer inspection we discovered a rip in the material so I sadly left it. I resigned myself to the fact that I would either have to get creative on another headboard project or just splurge on the real deal. Then my mom called me one afternoon saying she saw another one at a different store and put it on hold for us! So just couple weeks ago we made another trip to finally seal the deal on our King sized upgrade. The second headboard was in perfect condition, still wrapped even, and boasted a price of $500. Not the cheapest headboard out there, but it saved me about $1600 on the Restoration Hardware SALE price once you include shipping and tax!


Of course it has caused a trickle down effect and now I am looking for some snazzy new shams, ideally something with a little texture.

And I am also working on a new side table for Sean's side of the bed. Our last mattress was a plushy pillow top that gave Sean back aches for days, so it was extremely high and needed a tall side table. Now it looks a little high with this bed and the light glares in your eyes at night from that angle so it's time to go lower.

The sand linen is the perfect hit of texture and color next to our muted grey paisley wallpaper.


I LOVE the nickel nail head detail all down along the frame. It adds a fresh feel to the linen.

As usual my wheels are turning and plans are being hatched for what else to add/subtract in here.

One thing I am desperate to subtract is the obvious cords for the TV and I can't wait to add a few extra hits of bling on the new nightstand.

For the commenters asking about the duvet, I bought a Cal King duvet and cover, but the bed is just a standard king so I am not sure if that has anything to do with the extra hang over. But I REALLY think someone would make a killing selling oversized king duvets and covers for those of us who like lots of over hang. It might even save a few marriages in the process on those cold nights when blanket real estate is a major point of contention!

14 comments:

Bea García said...

Love the headboard color! I dream of cordless tv's...

Haley {A Dash of Kennedy} said...

What a Beauty! Gotta love a good deal!!

Ella said...

Gorg new headboard/bed and what a great deal! I have to completely agree with you on the over-sized duvets! We have a king bed. We built a simple platform for it to hold our queen mattress, until we can afford to up-size. We decided to upgrade bedding the Christmas before last and even though we had a queen size bed at the time, I bought a king duvet and cover to have more coverage. (We use our duvet the wrong way, length going side to side. This way we're never fighting for covers in the night.) When we up-size to a king mattress, I think I'll have to find a coverlet/quilt to go under the duvet when making up the bed. An oversize duvet would be so much better though. Hmmmmm....biz idea?!

Mr. Smith@TheSmithGarage said...

Ha - I know what you mean - more hangover is always better on cold nights. On the TV cords - we had the same problem in our room and I installed a socket and our satellite/cable connector right behind the tv. Room looks great - and peaceful.

Stephanie said...

What a steal that was, it is beautiful. Allison at House of Hepworths has a post about how she hid her cords, it was pretty neat the way they did it. Enjoy your king!

e t e r n a l i c o n s said...

So funny. On the other side of the world in Australia, I've bought my headboard too. Also natural linen! It was interesting to hear your comments on your previous mattress; we bought the 'top of the line' pillow top when we went King sized and my hubby blames his bad back on it! When our building works are completed and our main bedroom ready for occupation, a new mattress is high on the wish-list without said 'comfort' layers. I really love the wallpaper behind the bed too. Very soft and elegant!
x KL

Sarah said...

I LOVE the new headboard. My husband and I have been kicking around the idea of upgrading to a king for a while too. Those pillows you have in the very back look a lot larger than a regular euro sham- what size are they exactly?

shesnomartha said...

love it! Can you tell me the name of that wallpaper? thanks!

Brittany said...

Love it! We are in need of a headboard and I am not looking forward to making one. So lucky to find that. At $500 I would have snatched it up too! The room is looking great!

Melodie said...

The new headboard looks great!

Rebecca said...

The room looks great! Can't wait to see the new side table. Where did you get the chandelier? Would love to know the source!

Sandy said...

now that's an exquisite headboard! you did fantastic on the price !

laboda said...

Love the headboard, funny thing I saw a similar one at home sense last week and almost bought it but i really wanted the upholstered bed frame too:( andI love your wall paper, where did you get it from? It looks soft and elegant

laboda said...

Love the headboard, funny thing I saw a similar one at home sense last week and almost bought it but i really wanted the upholstered bed frame too:( andI love your wall paper, where did you get it from? It looks soft and elegant

 
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