My mom had a brilliant idea and it goes like this -
The electrician finished all his project on Friday (insert gigantic, i'm-actually-not-broke sigh) and it was time to get serious about unpacking. Mom's big and amazing idea was for me and the pooch to have a night in our new home. It was amazing. Best idea ever. I slept in my own bed and even got to sleep in (I had to make Charlie get up at 10:30)! Though, I did miss waking up to Cam running around upstairs (the one and only perk of living in a basement).
Move in is right around the corner. Once the shower tile is ready, I can start bathing at my house. That's been the only obstacle. First, I couldn't live there without a toilet and now it's the shower. I love my home, but living there is not worth driving to my parents house every night or staying late to shower at work. I don't want to jinx it, but I think I'll be moving in this weekend. I won't be able to shower, but I will be able to take baths. And, no lie, I really love baths, so I'm totally fine with that.
Chalk that one up as another brilliant idea of Mom's. Charlie LOVED it.
It's hard to see, but the stool to the left of the chair is from Target and iloveit. I've been eyeballin' that sucker for weeks. I kept passing it up because I just did not want to spend $50 for it. I saw it on clearance at Target and was in the middle of telling my mom how Target's clearance is usually pretty sucky (sometimes the sale price is barely different from the original) when I saw that this baby was knocked down to $35. I almost passed it up in hopes that it would go down again, but I just couldn't walk away without it.
The chair you see on the far right is a chair from my Great-Grandma Rustad, who was straight off the boat from Norway (no, the chair is not from Norway). It's an old, comfy, amazing chair. My mom doesn't find it comfy, but Charlie and I love it for several reasons.
1. I'm a shorty and my legs actually touch the ground.
2. The back is at a perfect angle for a little reclining and relaxing
3. It's wide and I can sit comfortably with my feet tucked up
4. Charlie can sleep comfortably with her chin on the armrest.
My mom generously offered it to me and I gladly accepted. I know it's not very pretty, but someday I'd like to get it reupholstered. It has some really nice details that get lost in the crazy old fabric. Plus, it's from my Great-Grandma and how cool is that?
I'm not gonna lie, I'm not loving these wood floors. I know, I know, it's "crazy" to say that. Everyone loves wood floors, right? Well, I don't. I'd carpet this whole house if I could afford it or it was the smart thing to do for resale. There are random holes all in the floors! Don't drop an earring in this place! You may never get it back!