Monday, April 23, 2012

First World Problems: Buying a Sofa is Harder than I Thought

I just sold all my worldly belongings on Craigslist! 
Bye rug, couch, loveseat, coffee table and end tables.
I've enjoyed or time together but feel as though we've grown apart style-wise
Okay, well not everything, just my rug, coffee table, side tables, couch and loveseat.

But when you have to sit on your hardwood floors to watch TV, it can seem like you have no worldly belongings. 

Clearly a first world problem problem I know.

My sad furniture-less living room. 
Ignore the half finished ottoman I am attempting to build.

I was so excited to buy a new sofa, but it turns out that buying a sofa is a bit harder than I expected.  Particularly because I need this thing NOW and can't wait to have one made.  I know, another first world problem. 

I found one at Havertys that I loved because it was pretty. 

My first choice sofa, the Celine from Havertys

But BF keeps trying to get me to be all practical and consider how I actually use my sofa.  GAH.  What a joykill.  Normally I would just ignore his input and get what I want, practicality be damned, but I'm actually giving his opinion some weight since he was in the furniture business for a while.

That and the fact that I don't want to listen to him tell me "I told you so" when my pretty sofa turns out to be the most awful, ugly, uncomfortable piece of furniture ever. 

So I've now considered and eliminated all options at Havertys, Ethan Allen, Basset and Restoration Hardware (obviously because I can't afford anything there).

Now I'm considering this one from Intaglia.  Its the perfect size and I like the color.

Now if I can just have to get the BF's approval. 

Retro Sofa from Intaglia.  If you've never been there, I highly recommend them.
 Prices are reasonable and the salespeople are super friendly.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Small Appliance Repair: If it wasn't broken before, it certainly is now

My sad little broken vacuum.  It served me well for ten years.  RIP Dirt Devil.

If my vacuum wasn't broken the minute it sucked up that sock, it certainly is now that I've attempted to fix it.

Monday, April 2, 2012

More Dumpster Diving

I've previously shared some of the things I've found in or by my dumpster.   

Once again I'm just amazed at the things that people throw away. When I took out the trash Saturday I found two perfectly good Ikea ÄPPLARÖ Armchairs  by my dumpster. 

Dumpster Chairs
These are currently retailing for $59 each.  I know $59 isn't a lot of money, but I also know a lot people would love to have these chairs.

Just add some cushions, plants, and a two  million dollar home in the background and
your dumpster chairs will look fabulous!

I rescused these chairs and they are currently living on my boyfriend's deck. 

Charlsie, I'm really going to need that sanitizing wand that you promised because I'm going to make sure I take out the trash more often.