Well, today is a big day! I am officially not sleeping on an air mattress- we have a new mattress! After a week sleeping on bad hotel mattresses and two weeks on an air mattress, it feels so, so good to get a good night’s sleep!
new tulo mattress
After having (and loving!) a tulo mattress in our Utah home, we decided to get one for here too! The great thing about tulo is that you can buy it online OR you can go to a Mattress Firm store so you can try it out before having it delivered! After you get your mattress, you have 120 nights to decide if it is right for you (aka they have a super generous return window).
Another thing I love about tulo is that they have three mattress options- soft, medium, and firm- so you can find the right fit for you (this quiz helps too)! We went with soft and I love it! Its not too soft, but definitely nice and cozy and helps me get a good night’s rest because I need lots of energy every day to chase after Don, ride bikes, and decorate our home.
Here’s an overview for how the room looks right now. The left side is how you saw it when I shared the new bed and night stand. The right side is my new (and unfinished) vanity I got from a thrift shop for $20 with my pink Windsor chair. Most importantly is our new tulo mattress!!!
Anyway, I honestly love our mattress! The price is affordable and the mattress is designed really well.
And if you’re wondering about that cute pom pom throw blanket- you’re in luck because I have a tutorial for you!
pom pom blanket tutorial
The beauty of this project is that it starts with a store bought throw blanket. This pretty chenille one is on sale right now for $14!
step 1- make pom poms
Begin by gathering your yarn. You can do any color combination of your choice. This Anthropologie blanket (that is no longer available) was my inspiration (it was $128!). I am loving bright rainbow colors right now- they make me so happy!
I used a pom pom maker to make the pom poms that adorn the blanket. These are super cheap to buy- $6 for a set of 4 sizes of pom pom makers on Amazon! They’re really easy to use- just wrap your yarn around arms of the maker.
Next, use your scissors to cut the yarn across the ridge. Use another piece of yarn to tie a knot across the middle.
To finish up, take the pom pom off the maker and fluff it up. Repeat until you have enough pom poms for your blanket. I did 6 colors of yarn with 5 pom poms in each color (so a total of 30 pom poms). This is really easy to make, it is just time consuming making all of the pom poms.
step 2- attach pom poms to throw blanket
To finish up the project, lay your pom poms on the blanket. I had to rearrange a few times until I got a layout that I liked. To make sure they are equal distance apart, I used a measuring tape when placing them (but honestly, I wasn’t too precious about it).
I marked with a pencil where each pom pom would go. Finally, I used thread and needle to attach the pom pom to the throw blanket where I marked.
And that’s it! It is so easy and comfy and the pom poms really make it special!
Don helped me make it (he’d hand me the pom poms between playing. I figured it was a good color recognition game), so he feels especially proud of it too! And obviously, it makes for good cuddling, especially on the Tulo mattress 😉
As always, I am working hard on making our Florida house a home. The mattress really made a big difference! I am so grateful to be sleeping better! Before we got the mattress Don was sleeping on the air mattress with us. He moves so much in his sleep and somehow ends up kicking and head butting in his sleep- lol!
The details in a home are what set it apart and make it special. I love this little throw because it is technically very easy to make. It can be made with your favorite color (wouldn’t a bunch of different pink pom poms be so cute?!). Hopefully this simple DIY inspires you to make something for your home too!
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