Setting up my new apartment is slow going. Part of that is because I am, by nature, LAZY (remember the mirrors issue?). But part of it is that as soon as I tackle one project, I find another.
For example, I sold one of two nightstands only to realize “Oh, hey! A new headboard would really help my bedroom look great.”
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I have been trying to find The Perfect Sofa Table for a long time. Years.
What a total pain in the a$$, y’all.
I had my heart set on working with RecycledBrooklyn.
They make beautiful furniture from reclaimed wood. I wanted to support local business while also avoiding shipping costs. Alas, they were unresponsive, something that is apparently typical.
I eventually found what I wanted on Etsy via Happy. Home. Austin.
And it’s here! I love it.
Yes, it’s pink. Very pink.
I love it. And I want it.
A google image search makes me think it is an Urban Outfitters settee–which is backordered, of course.
Has anyone bought furniture from Urban Outfitters before? If so, how’s the quality?
I was searching Overstock for a new living room chair or small chaise when I came across this:
As a Generation Xer, I hear Christopher Knight and immediately think Peter Brady. Can’t be the same Christopher Knight, right?
Wrong! Lo and behold, Christopher Knight doesn’t just have an ill-advised soul patch. He also has a furniture line.
I’m still looking for the perfect chair.
1. This chaise. The seller claims s/he paid $1000 for it. Color me skeptical.
2. This guy.
3. Deryck Whibley dressing up as ex-wife Avril Lavigne for Halloween.
4. The L train staying out of service post-Sandy.
5. This Tampax ad.
What made you cringe? Leave it in the comments.
I coveted a set of these Crate & Barrel mirrors for ages. Based on the price and my desire to buy at least three, I hunted high and low for a cheaper substitute to no avail.
Eventually I bought three, thinking I’d trade up to six or even nine over time.
When I got them home and opened the boxes, I was shocked to see that two of the three had just holes for hanging whereas the third had what appeared to be half of a hanging contraption.
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Maybe it’s the appearance of a modest bonus. Perhaps it’s crossing “pay taxes” off my two do list. Whatever the cause, I suddenly have shopping on my brain.
At the top of my list? Two specific pieces of furniture. And given my [past?] tendency to buy every damn thing for my apartment from Crate & Barrel, I’m looking for unique things. Continue reading