First we will go over and close the deal, and then go over to the warehouse storage unit and load up both the Tracker and the Lincoln. Fill em up to the brim.
Gotta take along all the stuff I have been gathering: all of the painting supplies, some clothes and food and dogs and our air mattress. We will be working our tushies off over the weekend getting the painting done and maybe the carpeting cleaned by a local guy, (waiting for his quote) or else rent a machine at the hardware store and do it ourselves.
Then we might be ready for moving in some furniture by New Years! We will rent a moving truck to haul all the big stuff, and then call the furniture store to deliver all the stuff we bought there that they are holding for us.
I have been shopping on a budget, mostly at consignment shops, resale shops, thrift stores and on CraigsList. Amazing what a person can find if they take the time to look!
Here are some of the newest things we have been gathering
and storing over at the warehouse:
2 FRENCH DOORS FOR MY LOOM ROOM (will restain)
2 TRAY TABLES FOR MY LOOM ROOM TO SET BY THE LOOMS
OLD CERAMIC COASTERS FOR UNDER THE BED LEGS ON THE WOOD FLOORS
(I glued new brown felt to the bottoms)
COOL OLD WOODEN CLOTHES DRYING RACK
FOR MY SOCK BUSINESS TO DRY THEM OR MY YARN DYE BATCHES
MY 2 OLD BUDDIES AT THE ANDERSON RESALE SHOP
FOUND AND SAVED ME THIS SET OF SILVERPLATE
(still new at a GREAT price - 12 place settings and serving pieces)
2 PRETTY LITTLE CANDLESTICKS I COULD NOT RESIST
IN A THRIFT SHOP
NEW FROM A STORE--- A BROWN OTTOMAN WITH A SMALLER HASSOCK
THAT NESTS INSIDE UNDER THE PADDED LID
(the padded lid also flips over for a tray/coffee table surface)
I RECOVERED THE LITTLE OLD FOOTSTOOL WITH FABRIC
LEFTOVER FROM RECOVERING THE DINING ROOM CHAIRS
We first bought the chandelier on the left (on sale) and brought it to store at the warehouse. A few days ago, we were back at that same store and looked at the sample chandelier hanging up. In tiny letters on the tag it says "LUCITE" aaackkkk! PLASTIC! no no nooooooooo we didn't open the box at all, so we brought it back, and for $80 more we got a REAL glass and crystal one! (the one on the right)
AND THE LAST TREASURE
WAS FOUND AT A CONSIGNMENT SHOP
THE PERFECT SIGN:
Our daughter Erin had a sign just like this in her old house when she bought it. Turns out she was planning on giving me HER sign as a housewarming present for our house here! Oh my and here I ruined the surprise. Oh well, I said for her to give me the other one too, and I can have one in the kitchen and one up in the bedroom we are preparing for the grandkids' sleepovers!
It won't be long now... Today I had to return some books to the library in Chilton, so I stopped by the house to see how it looked in SNOW!
Awwwwwww, it looks cold and lonely and needs some LOVE!