I'm very excited. Our wedding gift from The Parents arrives tomorrow*.
For the first time in my life – since I was 10, anyway, which really doesn't count – I'm going to have grown-up, matching bedroom furniture. We, sorry, WE will have grown-up bedroom furniture. Granted, it's only from Slumberland (let's be honest, while I love Snottery Barn, ain't no way I'm paying those inflated prices) but I think it's a set that suits us nicely. Better than the hodge-podge, bare-bones bedroom we have now...
Called the Diego Collection, it's a great blend – IMO – of modern-meets-classic furniture style. We both love dark wood (it's darker than in the picture), it matches our bedroom color scheme, and it was the right price, which always works well.
My parents gave us the bed frame – headboard, footboard & side rails – which is exciting since we won't have to stub our toes anymore on the cheapy metal frame throne our king currently sits upon. They also chipped in for the delivery charge, meaning we don't have to carry, haul, assemble, sweat, chip nails or in any way stress ourselves about set-up. Nice. Thumbs-up to Ma & Pa.
Since my ma-in-law was along for the ride, she ended up getting us the two nightstands AND the mirror to sit atop the dresser. I told her that was way too much, but she insisted. Sheesh. In-laws :)
Since at that point we were all set to have damn near the whole set I splurged and got the dresser, too...okay, not really since it was the slightly-scratched floor version but still. One cannot have a mostly-completed bedroom set, now can she? They. We. US**.
All in all, with discounts, sale prices and some haggling, we pretty much stole this furniture from the Slumberland Clearance Center in St. Louis Park. And I'm fine with that. I'll of course have to document the "After Meets Before" once it's all set up (by the furniture people, no less) so there'll be a sequel to this post.
*Let it be known here that while we're just now receiving our wedding gifts from our parents, they weren't the ones stalling. No, no, the onus is on us for this one. It's just taken us this long to decide a) matching bedroom furniture would be nice to have and b) which set we'd like to have.
**Please know that I DID talk this over with The Hubby before settling on this; also I called him from the store to ask if he wanted a picture before I gave the go-ahead to our very nice sales lady. He's extremely open and trusting of my judgment, style, etc. so I was thinking "we/us" while in the store.