I have a king size bed. Actually, I should say that I had a king size bed. Now I have a California king size bed! My parents needed to get a new mattress so they gave me their old one. I got our king size bed at a garage sale for $20. It was a decent mattress and I got a lot of good sleep on it. But this one is a double pillow top, super mattress. I was so excited when I heard that I would get this bed! For those of you who don't know the difference, a California king is longer and narrower than a regular king. That means that my bedding didn't quite fit anymore. Ben said that I should get new bedding. I suggested that maybe I could re-do the whole room and have a whole new look. To my surprise, he agreed! I found a new set on www.kinglinen.com and designed the whole room around it. Ben suggested that I should do the room by myself. This was the hard part. I never decorate by myself. I always need help from my mom. She has a good eye and everything she touches comes out looking like a million bucks. I was nervous about doing it myself, but I knew it was something I needed to do. I needed to prove to myself that I could do it. Also, as I get older I have started to have my own ideas/tastes/quirks so I knew this room would be more "me" than any other room in my house.
So, here's the before:
And here is the after!