Master Bedroom Reveal + Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress Review

Monday, May 10, 2021 -


*This blog post was sponsored by Purple and all opinions are my own.

 You guys have been asking alllll about our house. I know, it's been a while since I've given you an update. I'm currently editing the next two episodes right now, but in the meantime, we just finished up the master bedroom and it's time to share!

I created a bonus episode of #BuildingModernOnABudget covering the highs and lows of the bedroom build and design. Spoiler Alert: There was an EPIC fail. 

 


I love a good white wall (weird personal fact: white is my favorite color) but with the basic white bedding, it was looking like a snowstorm in there. The space was in desperate need of some contrast. 



I love color, but currently I'm on a neutrals kick. The idea was to mix a blend of warm and cool neutrals in with the white, keeping everything soft and light. What do you think?




Want to know another weird personal fact? We’ve been sleeping on the same saggy mattress for 11 years – but it gets better. Not only is our mattress over a decade old, we bought it used. Yep, you read that right. We bought a used mattress. 




At the time, Bryce was out of work, I was doing hair from my kitchen while trying to take care of two newborn babies, and we desperately needed a mattress. Long story short, someone told us about someone they knew who was getting rid of a mattress that they bought for a guest room and used once.



Flash forward 11 years and two houses later, our old traditional mattress had started to sag pretty badly. We both have been waking up with sore backs and decided it was finally time for a NEW mattress.

I’ve been crazy curious about Purple mattress for a while now. The unique gel grid technology is unlike anything else. The super stretchy Purple Grid™ immediately flexes to support your body position and springs back into place as you move.



After sleeping on a traditional mattress for so long, Bryce and I both have gotten used to the feel of an inner-spring. I was stoked to find out that Purple makes a Hybrid Premier Mattress, which is the best of both worlds. It combines Individually wrapped stainless steel coils with a 3” thick Purple Grid™ layer.

We've been sleeping on our new Purple Mattress for a few weeks now and it's been awesome! I really like the unique, bouncy feel of the grid layer. It's very soft but not squishy like foam. It's sort of feels like Jello, but in a good way. I kinda feel like I'm floating, yet feel supported the whole time. The softness is instantly gratifying when you jump in bed and my old-lady back doesn't hurt when I wake up in the morning.

You guys have heard me talk about living in Arizona and the insane heat. One of my favorite features of our Purple mattresses is how cool it sleeps. 1,800 air channels are built into the temperature-neutral grid, and the Soft Flex cover is made from breathable fabric which allows air to easily circulate while we sleep.


The room is full of small DIY projects, like the faux grasscloth wallpaper, reclaimed beam bench, and the updated nightstands. Make sure you watch the reveal video for all the details and if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below.

The last three episodes of #BuildingModernOnABudget will be coming out soon, so head over to my YouTube channel and make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss them! 

 

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Rolling Folding Shop Loft Ladder

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 -

*This post is sponsored by DAP Products and The Home Depot #thdprospective, and contains affiliate links. 

Where have we been?! Well, have you been following along with our custom house and dream shop build? We recently finished building an ultra-modern house, as well as a 1,200 sqft detached workshop on a budget and have been up to our eyeballs with projects.  If you want to see what we've covered so far, make sure you head over to YouTube where I've set-up a whole playlist, covering every step of the process #BuildingModernOnABudget

The FIRST Finished Room | Ep. 10 | Building Modern on a Budget

Friday, January 22, 2021 -

how to install modern custom house flooring tile carpet

*This blog post is sponsored by The Home Depot and contains affiliate links.

Holy cow guys! Where have we been??? Don't worry, we've been busy. Thank you so much to all of your who have reached out through Instagram or YouTube to check-in! We're okay. Just tired. 

I know there's been Radio-silence for a couple months, but you may remember we had set the goal to be moved in before Christmas. During November and December, I was finishing up some project videos (coming soon!) and Bryce was still working full time in his day job. That meant finishing up the house happened after hours and on weekends. Sleep got moved down pretty low on the priority list. 

It's been rough, but I have good news! We made our goal! *cue the angles singing 

ULTIMATE Adjustable Sawhorses

Sunday, October 4, 2020 -

 

How to convert a simple sawhorse into the ULTIMATE adjustable height interchangeable workstation using FREE building plans

*This post is sponsored by BuildSomething.com and The Home Depot #thdprospective, and contains affiliate links. 

Don't worry! We are still crazy busy working on our Building Modern on a Budget house building series (in fact, we're getting close to finishing up the house!), but I came up with a really cool idea for the ultimate adjustable sawhorses and had to take a day to build a pair. 

At first my only goal was to allow the top of the sawhorse to raise and lower, but after brainstorming for a little while, I realized there were SO MANY other bells and whistles I could easily add. Basically, I took an off-the-shelf Burro sawhorse from Home Depot and created a simple wood tray that receives a sacrificial board or unique drop-in insert. It's a really quick and easy project that almost anyone can tackle, even a beginner! I teamed up with my buddies from Kreg Tool and BuildSomething.com to share the free building plans. 

Building Modern on a Budget Ep.9 | Concrete Floors + Fireplace & Interior Doors

Saturday, October 3, 2020 -

 

DIY sealed concrete slab floors and a two-story concrete fireplace as well as installing interior doors the easy way in our modern house

*This blog post is sponsored by Concreate and The Door Stud and contains affiliate links. 

We are finally working on the inside of the house! After living through the hottest summer in Phoenix history, the shade is a welcomed break. We have electrical service (more or less) but for safety reasons, only a few outlets are energized and definitely no A/C yet. It's okay. I'm so thrilled with the beautiful elements we are installing, I can deal with the sweat.

As I've mentioned before, we're going with a super modern design with this house. Since both Bryce and I love the look of natural colored concrete, we decided to use it throughout. Today, I'm talking about our DIY sealed concrete floors and our two-story concrete panel fireplace. I'm also sharing the deets on our interior doors (although not concrete but still good). 

Building Modern on a Budget Ep.8 | Glass Garage & Front Door + Painting

Monday, September 28, 2020 -
How we painted our house inside and out and how we installed upscale glass front entry and garage doors while staying on budget

*This post is sponsored by Pinky's Iron Doors and contains affiliate links. 

When we drew up the budget for our custom house and detached workshop, I knew there were a couple areas where I was going to splurge. I was willing to scale back on light fixtures, cabinets, and even forego flooring all together (*spoiler: we sealed our concrete slab instead), but there were 3 big things I wasn't willing to compromise on: stairs (more on those later), garage doors, and a front entry door. We made sure to allow a pretty generous allowance for those line items.

In my opinion, the minimal style of contemporary architecture puts extra weight on the few ornamental elements it does feature. Basically, if your house has gorgeous moulding and dramatic rooflines on the exterior, a generic garage door is less noticeable. But, if your house is a smooth, white box, details as small as the front door knob will make a huge impact on it's overall look. 

Building Modern on a Budget Ep. 7 | Insulation, Drywall & Stucco

Friday, September 25, 2020 -

 

The good bad and ugly of spray-in foam insulation drywall and stucco installation in our DIY modern home build video series

Well, I knew it was coming eventually. We've had our first problematic sub-contractor experience on our custom house build. If you've been following along, you know that we were lucky enough to secure Bryce's Dad as our General Contractor. He's incredibly knowledgeable and has been invaluable through out the construction process. However, he is absolutely swamped with work right now, so he has allowed Bryce and I to handle most of the day-to-day business. Bryce actually used to be a Foreman for his family's construction company for about 8 years, so it's definitely something he's familiar with. 

We have found most of our sub-contractors ourselves and it's gone smoothly, until now. But don't worry, we were able to create a happy ending! 
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