Monday, August 27, 2012

The Fun Stuff

Now that we've been in our house for about a month and a half and are finally finishing up the punch-list (which seemed never-ending), I'm turning my attention to what I consider the "fun stuff"...decorating.

A decent amount of our furniture didn't fit well in our new house and has been sold, borrowed or is looking for a new home (posts to come on items for sale). This leaves me with lots to find...which is really fun but also a lesson in patience. Finding the "perfect" piece of furniture or fabric takes time, especially when you have little ones (rendering shopping time scarce), you're looking for something unique, and you're working with a budget. As anxious as I am to get everything settled, I'm practicing patience and enjoying the "thrill of the hunt" yet again.

We needed a comfortable chair in our den, one that had a low profile since it needed to float and would be in the line of sight from the den into the kitchen. My mom found this beauty at a thrift store. It was sorely in need of reupholstering but seemed to be well-made and both rocks and swivels. Oh, and it was $25. Sold.

A new seat cushion and reupholstery in a fun Schumacher print and voila:

The upholsterer dropped it off on Saturday while we were at the beach. Let me tell you, for me to come home to a newly reupholstered piece of furniture is like Christmas morning to a five-year-old.

Side note- did I tell you about this flea market find from a few months ago? (probably not- I haven't exactly been the most diligent of bloggers...) Well, the colors are perfect and the size works great in our new foyer. It instantly brings life to the neutral walls.

After playing with these guys on the beach on Saturday, I headed out to scour some furniture shops. I thought I was going to come up empty-handed until I stopped into one last shop on my way home, where I found the most fabulous mid-centry modern console table. It's on its way home from the beach today and I can't wait to take a picture to share.

In other news, Rob learned how to climb out of his pack-n-play over the weekend. I'm thinking that addressing "big boy beds" for his room is going to move up to the top of the things-to-do-around-the-house list pretty soon...

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