Buying MORE Furniture

So…..

I bought more furniture.

2 side tables, 4 chairs, and a headboard and footboard to be exact.

How does it all fit in the house you ask? Well, I sell some and move others.

But! In my defense, we did need the 4 dining chairs even though those were not what I was initially buying furniture for.

The company Antique or Unique is a online company who purchases antique and vintage wood furniture from individual parties and sells it online. This way he keeps his overhead low.

Which is exactly why I follow him on Facebook. So, on Saturday I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and I found this:

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It was $50 and I had to have it. I asked Robert and he said yes so we drove 45 minutes one way.

It was the 1940’s mahogany with the same drawer pull as my coffee table and everything else in my house.

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See, it matches.

I had decided it would replace the leather insert side table in the living room.

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While I was looking at the drop-leaf table I saw this one right near it for $45.

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I told Robert on the drive there I could only get 2 things which is one more than we originally were going to the warehouse for. Unless we find dining chairs, then I could get 4 of those also.

So as we were checking out. I saw the chairs in the back and asked how much each one was. I was thinking also $30 or $40. BUT! He said all of his chairs were $15 each. I excused myself and went over to them.

We got 4.

They don’t have any cushion or upholstery (post coming later) so we are going to get fabric soon.

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The small pumpkin is for the cat.

I ended up with exactly what Robert and I agreed on me being allowed to get. Though really, I would have gotten more if I saw more things I liked.

While we were there I saw a twin mahogany headboard and footboard for $125. Which I wanted to replace the brass one I had previously. (Free with the bed.)

 

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Not very pretty since everything else I have is mahogany. But I had actually seen the exact same one (actually there were 2) at a thrift store where I live for $50. So the next day I went over and promptly bought it.

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I think it looks beautiful. Full twin bed post coming later.

I love everything. All of it for $250 including the upholstery fabric and supplies. 🙂

 

Cutting my Comforter Down to Size

I went to every store I could think of. Department, thrift, furniture, home goods, and everywhere online and looked at 2,000+ photos of bedspreads and I couldn’t find one I liked.

Here are a some of the comforters I actually bought and didn’t like for various reasons.

I wanted the following criteria:

1. Cream/white color

2. Texture of some kind – NOT printed on

3. Not a pattern like flowers or squares. – Filigree was ok.

I didn’t think it was a very long list. But I couldn’t find those criteria anywhere. I bought and returned about 10 comforters before finding this one (I didn’t pay nearly full price for it):

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Macy’s Hotel Collection Woven Duvet

It is strip-ey with white, cream, and silver it was also woven not printed. Which made it perfect.

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Comforter Fabric Close Up

Just one problem. It was HUGE. I would have bought a twin size for my full mattress if they had it. They didn’t. So I got the full/queen which is still huge on the queen. But I have a full mattress so it made it even bigger.

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Yes the photo is blurry. I didn’t think I would need a good photo of this to put online for everyone to see.

I let it drag on the floor on one side. Then it became summer and I put it away for a cooler blanket.

I recently got it back out and decided that I wanted to cut it down to the size I wanted.

But I realized I wanted the duvet cover instead so I wouldn’t have to cut the duvet inside. And it made for easy washing.

It must have driven other people crazy at my “specificness” as I like to call it – others may say I am “picky”. All my life I have wanted things that just weren’t offered because they weren’t what most consumers wanted. Such as my Red Sheets story to come later. So I had to make due and customize many of my items and clothes.

I measured, and checked, and talked about it, and thought about it. and checked again, and then I finally decided. And after everything was said and done, I decided I should’ve added a few more inches. About 3 inches to be exact. Which at the last minute I decided to cut off.

 

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I taped it to make sure I cut in a straight line.

I started by seam ripping to take the piping so I could sew it back on. It took me about an hour and a half.

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The cat wanted to help.

The sewing didn’t take very long at all which was nice. And you can barely tell that it was cut at all.

Before and after.

I think it turned out well. I wish, as I said, that I had added a few extra inches so it would bend downward rather than sticking out. But you live and you learn.

Why I cut it so short rather than just making it so it doesn’t touch the ground you ask?  I sleep with my feet outside the covers so I don’t want to struggle to move.

I got the twin duvet insert from Amazon. I had to get a twin and a queen and make them fit together to get what I wanted. Yes, I do feel like Goldilocks.

I feel like it looks so much better. And I definitely sleep better at night. It feels like a weight is lifted off me. 😉

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