We are slowly moving into the house.
I’ve realized that living somewhere without your things between moves makes it all the more difficult to have any concept of where things are when you finally move into the house you’re supposed to be living in! Example… my electric fireplace. Ya, can’t find it. Strange….now the upstairs feels like I’m sleeping outside. We don’t really have a heating system up there yet. I was sort of relying on my fireplace. I’m contemplating just sleeping on the downstairs couch tonight. Plate, cutting knives and socks are other things that I can’t even come close to finding. They are out there…in one of the three garages we have boxes and furniture stacked in…all soon to be discovered I’m sure. Haha.
So what did I do today besides put together Eva’s trundle bed together and move in chairs, the table and my entryway bureau?
I bought stuff.
The stuff you save until “you move to the next place”. I did that with so many things, and now that it’s time to buy things (new bedding for example. The sheets had holes in them at the last place!) I’m realizing that buying them all at once sort of stinks! I’m not a spender, I have decision maker phobia and spending over $100 at once makes me sweat. So today was somewhat taxing.
Also, we changed the layout of the house, so things I parted with before the move I could sort of use now. Oh well. Here is one of my replacements.
Mid-Century gold couch. It’s pretty much vinyl (bonus feature).
I’ve been in search of a mid-century couch since I got here. It’s hard to find one in a decent color, in decent shape.
Now that we’ve moved in. It was time to buckle down and buy one. This morning it was between this one at a local antique store for $150, and a mustard colored one that was shredded by a cat, but was free. If you know me, you know I tried for the free one. Even if it would have been another project, but no luck. Someone else got to it first. So here’s the one I brought home. She’s a pretty couch! Great mid-century piece. Perfect that the fabric is super wipe-able! The color of gold will throw a little bit of a curve in my decorating ideas though. This isn’t mustard. It doesn’t go with almost any color under the sun. It’s metallic gold! She’s sort of fancy. I will have to keep my-self in check and not go too Hollywood glamour with the room, but rather some take on a black and white Lonny mag sort of feel? We’ll see what I come up with.
Next purchase of the day:
These rectangular capiz shell chandeliers off craigslist.
They were a little more than I wanted to pay, but I’ve been looking for matching chandy’s on craigslist for the past 4 months, and these were the first ones I’ve found, and they’re pretty cool. One will go above the dinning room table and one in the living room. Both are directly in line with one another in a open room. $150 a piece. Ugh…I hate writing that. It sounds like so much! I had to tell myself all day that all of the other light fixtures I bought for the house were under $30. …and these regularly are around $300-$400 dollars, so it was OK.
Last but not least:
I bought a Krups espresso maker!
I should have done this years ago! I would have saved quite a bit by now! I’ve tried $2 yard sale espresso machines over the years, and haven’t been too impressed (for obvious reasons), but when my neighborhood coffee stand stopped running their daily special, and all the sudden their drink was $4.50, I decided it was high time to just buy a decent machine and make them myself!
Macy’s had a sale for $100 off this Krups. I had another 20% off and a big Macys gift card that had been sitting in my wallet for 4 yrs. (Have I mentioned how much I dislike the mall) Anyways, I was happy with the quality for the price by the time I left Macy’s.
I will let you know how it works.
So those were my deals for today.
Now if I could just find a stainless steel oven on craigslist, the big purchases would be over!
How was your Monday? I hope it was well!