We’re Upsizing!

Bedroom Renovation

I can see the finished bedroom on the horizon. With the mattress now in situ, the new bedding washed, pillows purchased then rejected and moved to the living room, it really feels like we’re almost done. I am now very excited to finally sleep in the new bed as we have upsized from a double to kingsize.

A couple of things are still left to do (isn’t that always the case?) and time has really run away with me over the last week or so – I’ve also been busy with another DIY project. In the bedroom shelves need putting up and the radiator needs putting back on the wall but that really (!) won’t take too long.

My mum is making the blind which will be the final piece of the puzzle this weekend and then we will be moving back into the master bedroom. I have started to use the storage under the bed and put all of our clothes into the wardrobes – and thoroughly enjoyed having a clear out at the same time. I have used it as an opportunity to decide if I don’t want the item in the ‘new room’ then I can do without it at all. It really has served me well.

We have had a couple of mattress issues regarding delivery. I ordered from a well known brand and the mattress got lost on delivery and ended up in the wrong depot. A phone call to the delivery company said it was being returned to sender and that I should rearrange delivery with the seller. A phone call to the seller said it was being rerouted and should be with me soon. As it turned out the next day it was no longer making its way to us. It was in fact already heading back to the retailer for a refund and if I still wanted the product a new order would have to be placed, with a waiting time of another 4 weeks. As we *really* didn’t want to do this I went into a local store and ordered one for same day delivery. It couldn’t have been easier. Until. When the mattress arrived and due to COVID the delivery men could only leave it in the hallway. I tried and I tried (and realised I should have filmed it) but couldn’t get the mattress upstairs on my own and had to wait for my husband to come and lend a hand ie. do most of the lifting.

If you haven’t already seen my little update to see what the bedroom looks like so far check out my latest vlog. My sister was a huge help in getting the wardrobes in and the bed up as I was still in the early days post op and I was mainly task supervisor and tool locating. You know, the important jobs.

Now just imagine the same room with a mattress!