Saturday, November 27, 2010

FURNITURE!!

Since we moved in here in July, my living room has been furnished with leftovers from GoodWill, my in-laws' basement, junked furniture from the scrap heap of that apartment building we were living in, really cheap lamps from Target (Target sells some really nice stuff; these were not it) and one fabulous antique. All my former living room furniture was moved into the den, and the living room was left to languish. First, we were just waiting for the finances to stabilize and to get used to the mortgage and the way the bills were timed before we took out a loan. That took long enough that then we were intending to wait until after-Christmas sales.

Then it occurred to us; Black Friday sales.

We didn't get the entire room's worth of furniture. Just some stuff to sit on, some end tables, and a cabinet for the TV, cable box, and related junk. We'll live with that for a while, as I decide what else we need. Then I'll track down and buy the other stuff. At any rate, I'll have non-ugly furniture in a couple weeks.

The real hilarity, now that I've thought about it, are the couch and love seat; they're khaki and olive green. I remember constantly bitching at my mother about her love of olive green as a decorative element when I was younger. So I go to buy a couch, and what color is it? Perhaps my mother was to nice too say "I get olive green so your sloppy kid self doesn't mess it up". Because the Goober was one of the major motivators in the color choices of the upholstered furniture.

Oh - and I'm getting bookshelves! Real ones, that look like furniture. Not particleboard monstrosities that sag in five minutes. Very exciting.

Photos when it gets here, in a couple weeks. Just in time for the holidays. Maybe I can have people over without being embarrassed by how my living room looks like a fraternity house. (My friend pointed out it's NOT like a frat house, because it doesn't smell like pee and beer. But it's not much comfort.)

9 comments:

Roxie said...

It's not a real first house unless it's furnished in left-over relative and early Goodwill. And your new stuff is cammo colored? Oh yeah!

justthreadtwiddling said...

For many years our furniture was Goodwill chic. We are due for new upholstered pieces. We are all large people and the frames and springs do give way after while. Now I have to wait till the pups are better trained. Slipcovers will have to do for now.

Sarah {The Student Knitter} said...

YAY! That's totally exciting!

Donna Lee said...

I like old furniture. But, there is something nice about owning something no one else has owned.

Our furniture is old and needs to be replaced but there always seems to be something more important to spend the money on.

MagicChupacabra said...

The Husbeast isn't going to build you proper book shelves capable of holding a ton per shelf? For shame husbeast. FOR SHAME!

Amy Lane said...

Oh huzzah! Furniture! Oh wow! I'm so excited for you--Merry Christmas early, baby-- you've totally earned that!

Barbara said...

Wow, furniture. Just like real grownups. Can't wait to see your cammo couch. Think it'll show up on the picture?

What's the Goob up to these days?

Corlis said...

Congratulations on the new furnishings! We have a kazillion throw blankets on the couches. They're nice when it's chilly and easy to throw in the wash when spilled, shedded, snotted, or vomited on by someone.

MLJ1954 said...

when we moved into our house (29 years ago), we had two kitchen tables (one for the kitchen and one for the dining room), five chairs, one living room chair, one couch and our bedroom set. We moved from a one bedroom apartment to a five bedroom house with a dining room, living room, family room and three bathrooms. I remember, laughingly, say, "we'll never have enough furniture to fill this baby!" Hah! Two weekends ago, I did hand stands because my oldest daughter finally moved her bedroom set out (she got married in May). We can now move my grandparents' bedroom furniture into that room, along with the original kitchen table (aka the dining room table when we moved in). Her room is going to become my sewing/knitting/crafting/scrapbooking/stamping/itsmyroomandyoucannottakeitawy room. After Christmas. It is. really. All I have to do is get rid of her clothes . . . I have warned her that AMVETS is coming on December 17.