1. Pink walls
2. Black and hot pink-striped curtains and matching breadspread (1980's lives)
3. An ultra-saggy, broken mattress. The kind that tried to eat Uncle Fester in the Addams Family.
I'm not painting the walls, but the other stuff I've put in the room has detracted enough that I don't notice the pink walls much anymore. The awful pink and black curtains and bedspread were the first thing to go, and the sheer white gauze curtains and my grandma's green and blue make all that look a lot better.
But the mattress was still dead.
Tyler and I put it downstairs and replaced it with his futon mattress, which helped a little, but not much because the box springs were dead too. I got used to waking up every morning with a sore back.
Tri-State is expanding, so Furniture West is losing its lease and will have to move...so they're selling a ton of inventory. Last week Doc and Carrie went there to get some new bookshelves, and...they picked out a new mattress for my bed!
It was just delivered today (and the delivery men very kindly got rid of the old stuff for us)! New box springs and new mattress. Nice and firm, so my back muscles stretch comfortably when I lies down rather than lying in a flaccid puddle near my kidneys. The padding on it is also very comfortable. It's also a little taller, so I fully expect to fall right out of bed tomorrow. It also smells a very little bit like mangoes.