the weekend zipped by and it was a blur of boxes. what i thought would take one long day
turned into FOUR very long days.
i am beat.
am i getting too old for this?? maybe there should be some type of government moving assistance for anyone over the age of 35. you know...they send you 4-5 strapping young lads who LOVE to life heavy stuff, and 2 or 3 people who can perform miracles with a vacuum and some windex.
wouldn't that be grand? oh, and thank you for all the comments on my last post. i totally agree that "option B" is the way to go!
anyway, i am nowhere near unpacked, and i can't find my camera to download the pictures i took
of the new house, so, i thought i would show you a peek of the living room of the rental house i just
moved out of. i never posted pictures of this room on my blog before...i guess because it never really
felt like "me". it was just a room that i filled with my stuff. it never felt like "home". all of the furniture, with the exception of the metal ottomans, was purchased over 8 years ago, and i desperately want an update...
when we first moved in there were lace valances on all of the
windows--i promptly removed them, and hung the striped silk curtains that were
hanging in the study of our last home.
the furniture is all a little worn-out, but i can't afford to replace any of it right now.
i am strongly considering having the tan chair reupholstered...but i need to find some fabric
that i love that won't break the bank!
we had the bookcases custom-built for the library/dining room of our last home, and we were so excited with how well they fit in the "dining" area of this room. we are currently having a major struggle trying to figure out where to put them in the new house...more on that later!
the bookcases and the vintage desk define what used to be my office. in the new house, i get to have a
whole room to myself for my office... i am looking forward to making it a fun place to work.
i loved having so much storage at my fingertips.
this book end was purchased from home goods.
i just love it. i can't wait to see where it will fit in the new house. unpacking books
seems like a million years away. i am still trying to locate socks and underwear...
i am a firm believer in mixing high and low,
and saving money whenever possible.
besides the books, nothing in this vignette cost more than $10.
the thrift store lamp was $4, and was originally brass.
the drum shade was $10 at tj maxx.
the frame was picked up on clearance at target, and the
roman head vase i bought at wisterias after christmas sale, early in the year.
this mercury glass bowl was picked up at a thrift store for $1, and the
rocks in it are from whidbey island, where my husband and i
celebrated our anniversary two years ago.
the ceramic owl was $2 at a thrift store, and i painted it white.
the antique glass votive holder is from tj maxx.
anyway, i hope you enjoyed that peek at my last rental house. i am really looking forward
to decorating my new house. i plan on using mostly neutrals as a base, but infusing a little
bit more color into the rooms, and updating some of those pieces that are looking a little tired.