Our pretend nest

After about a month and a half of horrible pregnancy sleep (bad dreams, sore hips, tossing and turning, waking up every 2 hours to pee) C and I finally caved and realized it was time for a new mattress. We've had a few beds since getting married, switching from a queen to a king somewhere along the way. The actual king bed frame was too big for the room, so we sold it on Craigslist, put the mattress on the floor with a headboard/shelf built by the Mr. and we've been sleeping that way ever since.

King beds are big, and C and I decided we wanted to sleep closer together, so now it's back to the queen size. First we found the frame, then we found the mattress. Naturally the excitement of a new bed brought on a full-fledged case of nesting, so I've been pinning and dreaming up what I'd like to seen in my own restful bedroom. Keep in mind we have the charcoal carpet, the bedside table, the long arm sconces, and the painting.

As an aside, and to make it clear I'm not actually on a spending spree, just daydreaming. I also feel I need to share some background: these little projects lately were updates necessary prior  to getting an appraiser back in the house as part of the mortgage loan process. We've had one appraiser who gave us value far, far less than the actual property value, and a list of repairs to be made before the bank funding goes through. While we've completed the necessary repairs, we realize a bit of paint here and there will benefit us greatly. Basically we're staging our own house so we can buy it. Cracks need repairing, paint needs touch ups, ceilings need replacing. Other than that, there are a variety of finishes on the hardwoods upstairs, so to unify the space we're going to paint the floor.