Bed- Hunting Part 3

After searching high and low online and on-site for a new full-bed, we finally found one that’s very well suited to our budget needs.

It was kind of hard when you’re surrounded with all of those luxurious and comfortable beds. But then again, we have to consider our buying capacity without having to compromise the bed’s quality, strength, durability and comfort.

I must say this time, we were clever buyers. LOL! We had to jump up high and lie down on each and every bed that we liked to test its strength. We were crazy! Haha!

From four choices, we’ve had it finally trimmed down to two which made it way easier to come up with our final decision.

We only had to hang on to the salesman’s word on the two beds. He has been working in the furniture shop for 4 years and he had these to say:

  1. The first bed had been on the floor for 3 long years and he can definitely vouch for its quality. The bed is hot which sells 5 or more each week and thus far, he never got any customer coming back to him to complain on anything.
  2. The second bed was good enough yet he can’t strongly vouch for it as it’s only been on the floor for 6 months.
#1

#1

Initially, I was downhearted because I love the second bed as I previously wrote H E R E. Please take note that the second bed was a tad more expensive than the first bed. We can right away tell that the salesman was genuinely saying things not because he wanted to sell off a more expensive bed.

#2

#2

That being said, my Prince and I finally decided to purchase the first bed. We haven’t even thought of what style we wanted our room to look like. We only wanted a stronger bed! Hahaha!

Furnishing the room shall come later and that should be another story to share :-)

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Bed- Hunting Part 1

My Quest for a Memory Foam Mattress Topper

After we got our new bed, then came my quest online and on-site for a reasonably priced mattress topper. It took me a couple of weeks to finally find a real good deal online.

Had it not been for my blogpal Ate Juliana of Juliana’s World, I wouldn’t have known comfort at its best when your bed is donned beautifully by a mattress topper. I was complaining endlessly about our bed that’s way too low for our nightstand. It was then that she gave out the suggestion of getting a Memory Foam mattress topper. I did not hesitate in doing my search right there and then.

I would have opted for a 10-cm topper; there’s a lot of them that’s cheaply priced. But when I compared the prices versus the good quality brands, it just does not make sense for paying so cheap yet the quality is not even guaranteed. And I was told by my mentor Ate Juliana, there’s heaps of bogus Memory Foams that shrink easily over time so I had to choose a moderately priced topper that’s only 5-cm thick.

5-cm thick it is!

5-cm thick it is!

The mattress topper that I chose to buy has got the following specifications:

  • Constructed from only the premium quality materials
  • Comfort enhancing dual layered memory foam design
  • Luxurious soft touch European styled quilted damask cover
  • Therapeutic pressure relieving high-tech memory foam support
  • Anti-stain protection
  • Quilted top layer in a luxurious non-slip soft-touch damask
  • Pressure relieving high-tech memory foam (VISCO)
  • Elastic corner strapping for minimal movement
  • 12 Months warranty
Memory Foam Mattress Topper (Photo grabbed)

Memory Foam Mattress Topper (Photo grabbed)

I was lucky I decided to stay home last Tuesday. The topper was delivered! It was unexpected as I only bought it on a Saturday. I am giving the shop an A+ for the quick delivery.

The much awaited mattress topper

The much awaited mattress topper

Nicely packed

Nicely packed

Nice case

Nice case

I was about to exclaim my disappointment when I noticed it was hardly even 3-cm thick! When I suddenly saw the piece of paper that’s stuck on the parcel. I ran quick to read the instructions that came with the purchase. It needs about 24-48 hours of airing to get back to its original form. I must have been so excited! LOL!

Patience Lainy, patience!

Patience Lainy, patience!

Anyhow, 24 hours was just right. If I had any regrets, it was when I opted for a less thicker topper. Nevertheless, it was still a good buy. It was of good quality and my Prince and I enjoyed it :-) It now gives us a good night sleep and undoubtedly comfort at its best!

Bed- Hunting Part 2

We officially began our hunt for a new bed some weeks ago. I initially skimmed through online. I was hopeful I could find something that we want that’s reasonably priced.

Unfortunately, I was not too lucky. Most that were showcased online were heftily priced and there were others that were shabbily put on a clearance sale.

We have to do what we must. We deemed it best to go around on-site one entire Saturday. While at it, we’ve seen a lot of beautiful bedroom suites. Most were so regal and grand, some were simple and others were just moderate in terms of both the style and price.

Of all the shops that we went to, we have considered buying one of these four (4) beds:

#1

#1

Bed #1 looks black in the photos but it definitely isn’t. When you take a closer look at it, it would still look black but it’s actually chocolate timber. It comes with a big drawer attached on the side of the bed.

Bed #2

#2

My Prince found Bed #2 to be very appealing because of the lights attached to the headboard. He finds it too cool! To me it was fine. We would have opted for it had there been a full-sized bed available. They only got the queen size. We were all set to go for the queen but then we realized we were only after of the bed frame; opting for the queen-sized bed would mean changing the mattress altogether. We decided to be practical.

I personally was rooting for this queen-sized bed. The headboard was so appealing to me which included the drawers at the foot of the bed. Obviously, the extra drawers got me! ;-)

#4

#3

Bed #4 was gorgeous! I love the color and the extra storage resting at the bedhead. The downside of it was it’s strength. It was a turn-down outright. They don’t have full-beds too!

#4

#4

There you have it, folks! Can you tell which one we chose? Make a wild guess ;-)

Putting Together My Home/ Office Desk

I have mentioned that my quest for a home/ office desk is finally over.

Indeed it is!

However, it’s not a walk in the park to have it all assembled when my Prince and I only got the weekends to spare. We have got a lot of errands to do and other personal matters that demand our attention.

As a matter of fact, the mirrored shoe cabinet that I bought about 3 weeks ago has not been put together just yet.

My man tries to assemble my home/ office desk every night after he gets home from work. He is rather patient on this.

No, he is not too busy! Haha!

No, he is not too busy! Haha!

It entails patience and hardwork to finish up my home desk.

The cluttered materials on the floor.

The cluttered materials on the floor.

Hopefully by the weekend, everything is properly set up.

Patience Lainy, patience :-)

Mirrored Shoe Cabinet

Every woman dreams of having her own girly stuffs in one place and for it to be properly organized.

For a shoe hoarder like myself, I have already braved all tricks I can muster to make all my shoes looked organized but it appears to be a daily challenge for me.

One day, while browsing over the internet for nothing in particular, I have found this amazing mirrored shoe cabinet.

Photo not mine

Photo not mine

The minute I laid my eyes on it, I knew it is what I badly needed. I fell in love with it instantly!

Photo grabbed

Photo grabbed

The cabinet looked so stylish and suits very well my taste. It is also space saving and handy. It is indeed a very economical storage solution to my ordeal over my shoes that’s all over every corner of the house. LOL!

Spell stylish!

Spell stylish!

All Things House at Windmill of My Mind, Live!

Hey folks!

Look what have we got here?

Windmill of of my Mind has fully transformed into a home and improvement blog!

 Windmill of my mind

Thanks to Windy for allowing me to have a full reign of his baby. This has been his blog since he started out blogging eight (8) years ago. In fact, it is at this blog where we have met and became great friends.

This blog used to be a PR 4. And why not? The juicy and relevant contents are like no other. Knowing Windy, you can expect the unexpected. I don’t think I can ever equal the blog’s previous rankings. But let us see what I can do. Hahaha!

If you asked where have all the contents went? Well, when Windy decided to give up blogging, he deleted everything. I am not sure if the posts were backed up but I was able to recover some of them :-) It shall be republished at Lainy’s Musings soon.

I never really had an official home blog. I don’t wanna buy one and since this blog was handed down to me by Windy, I deemed it best to have this transformed into a home and improvement blog.