September 6, 2011

Wishing on a Budget



Once my place is painted, there are just a few more finishing touches to the furnishings I'd like to make before the year ends. I'll be scouting for deals, sales and may seek out a few paying photo gigs for extra cash to make these purchases sooner rather than later.  (And, if all else fails, Santa, are you reading this?)

It's actually a short list and all items I've been dreaming of for quite some time.  First of all, I've had a crush on these chairs for years, and am currently stalking them on Craigslist for a good deal.  I've noticed them super-reduced before, so I am confident I can find them at a steal.... eventually!  Several of the furniture stores in my neighborhood have fantastic acrylic ones, but they're WAY out of my budget.  

Next, I love my dining room table, but it just doesn't work in the space.  I've rearranged furniture for hours... and it's just wrong for the condo and too big for my day-to-day life.  Sad, but true.  This little puppy pairs nicely with my dream chairs and would open up the south end of the house, nod to the dark woods and modern look in the kitchen, and just tie the whole space together.  I've had my issues with West Elm quality before, but I think this is a "go."  

Finally, I tried to make my sisal rug work in the living room, but it's just the wrong shape.  I tried to sell it online, and that didn't work either.  Now it's in the bedroom - and it actually looks FANTASTIC!  But, when winter comes I'm going to need a rug in the living room as well to keep my feet warm.  I've loved this pattern from FLOR since they debuted it earlier this year, but I didn't start obsessing over it until I visited it in store.  In fact, if they stocked their store, I probably would have walked out carrying it.  (Yep, I'm a sucker.  It's why I window shop at aforementioned neighborhood furniture stores without a wallet.)  Paired with white walls and dark floors (like the picture), it will look great in the space.

Let's see how smart I can be with my money so these babies can find their way home to my house!  




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