This fabric was one of the first things I spotted when I walked in and I'm in LOVE. Now I just need to figure out a room to use it in.
bathroom faucet. It's going to look lovely in my updated bathroom. I can't wait.
vanity/sink I purchased at Ikea on Sunday. I had originally planned to go with the the 40", but when we saw this one we liked it better - which turned out to be a great thing because the 40" wouldn't have fit centered under the mirror. The vanity has two large drawers and the top one even has dividers! I can't wait to organize my stuff (No, Esther, you are not allowed to mess it up when you come over).
It's the weirest thing. It's not painted on and it's not a sticker. I can't figure it out.
On Tuesday night after work, Frank and my dad drove the van over to my house to unload all of the Ikea goodies. It's fun to see some of the new things actually in my house instead of in boxes in the garage or my room or the trailer. I'm really excited about my new sink for two reasons - a) I love that it has a smaller and larger section and b) I've been treating my current sink like the redheaded step child. A new sink is a must.
new dining set. It was great for one or two people, but I wouldn't be able to have the whole family over for dinner. Plus, it didn't take me long to realize that my 5'4" body is too short to enjoy a counter height table.
ps. If you find something you like in the As Is section that you can't carry out, push the doorbell by the employee entrance and someone will come help you. It took me 5 minutes of hunting someone down to learn that little trick. They even load it onto a cart for you.
ft² for the floor and...well...some other amount for the shower area. Ok, so I don't remember that second one, but I have it written down! I went to a local liquidators to find a good deal and spotted these babies.
They are 12x24" and I plan to use them for the floor. I know it's a risk using tile this big in the bathroom, but I really love them. And by "love" I mean that I want to marry them and cover every floor in my house with them. So we'll see. It could be a waste of money since I can't return them, but I couldn't walk away without them. I also couldn't walk away with them because I didn't have the strength to lift the boxes. Thankfully, there are many young men with large muscles that work at Heeby's. You should have seen the tail end of my car sink lower and lower with each box that was put in the trunk.
ps. I hate math. 2 ft² per tile, 8 tiles in a box, 16 ft² per box, I need 42 ft², so I need 3 boxes, that gives me 48 ft², $40 per box, $120 total, divided by 48 equals $2.50 per ft². (If you see a flaw in there, don't judge me. I had it right as some point today)
Last, but not least, two big things are happening today (Wednesday).
1. The oil company is coming to fill my tank and, as a perk of signing up with them, they are also installing a new digital thermostat! Hurray!
2. I'm having a painter come over to give me estimate on what it would cost to have them paint the scary part of the hallway and the rest of the living room. Hopefully he doesn't read this blog because what I'm about to say would be good for him and bad for me - at this point, I almost don't care what it costs. I can't even tell you how sick I am of painting and cleaning brushes and taping floors.
Since I'll be having strangers in my house for the first time, I tried to straighten up a little. That lasted for all of 5 minutes and then I realized two things - they don't care and I don't care. Guys are guys and guys never notice. There will be a day when the house will be clean, it just isn't today...or tomorrow...or the next day...or the day after that...