I decided it was high time our bed had a make over, so last week while I was in town I gave myself a little challenge. Because I always love a good challenge. I hot footed it to the local boutique, I think some people call it K-Mart, and shopped up a storm. Well I didn’t really, it was a pretty quick shop but we won’t let that get in the way of a good story…
I gave myself a budget of $150.00. My bed has been bugging me all year. I have somehow lost a pillowcase from my doona set and the other one was frayed. How on earth does one lose a pillowcase for goodness sake. Anyway, it just wasn’t floating my boat. I have noticed that K-Mart have really picked up their game when it comes to home wares and I always love a good bargain. Actually I normally spend quite a bit on bedding and can’t go past a good high thread count sheet set. But, back to the challenge…
Here is what my bed looked like before…
I ducked into K-Mart just before I was due to meet the girls for lunch. All up I reckon it took me 20 minutes to find everything I wanted. First things first – the quilt cover set. Now, be warned, if you are shopping online the cheap and nasty polyester quilt cover sets look much better than what they actually look like in real life. The colours are definitely not that great so I steered clear of them. But there was a selection of pure cotton sheets and quilt covers, so I stuck to this section. And let me tell you (before you turn up your nose) they are pretty bloody nice. I decided to go for the plain white doona cover set – a bit boring I know but so crisp and reminds me of a 5 star hotel. It is just like the bed I slept in at the Hilton. Here cast your peepers over it….
How nice is that, and the beauty of a plain doona cover is that you can mix and match any cushion or throw. This particular set cost me $42.00 for a king size set. Can you even believe it!?! They really do have some lovely pure cotton sets in store.
Then it was onto the sheets. Guess what – K-Mart have actually got nice sheets.
I couldn’t believe my eyes. I really did think I was going to have to slum it with some cheap and nasty poly blend sheets, all for the sake of the challenge but I was so wrong. I found some 500 thread count 100% cotton sheets made from Australian grown cotton! I still didn’t think they would be that great, but for $49.00 (queen set) I was willing to risk it. When I took them from the package I was shocked, soooooooo gorgeous, soft and almost satin like. When I got in bed that night I felt like I really was at a hotel, the sheets were even nicer to sleep in. I was gobsmacked people. They are actually really good! $49! $49 I tell you. Get moving, run don’t walk. Oh and by the way our bed is a queen size with a king size doona.
Now onto the cushions. There is a great selection of cushions in store at the moment and I decided to add some bling with these gold sparkly cushions and one feature cushion. $10.00 for these little darlings…
And lastly a print for the wall, I just loved this one and it even matched the cushions, sort of. This one was $12.
So all up the whole make over cost me $154.00 which I was pretty impressed with.
What do you think?
Have you made any great purchases in K-Mart lately?
What did you find?
This isn’t a sponsored post, I just love sharing great finds with you guys. Wouldn’t say no to a little collaboration with the old folk at my local boutique…. K-Mart though. I am so impressed with their stuff at the moment.