The furniture we bought from WG n R in Appleton was held in their warehouse until we were ready for it. The two delivery guys were young, strong, and very courteous and careful when moving the items into the house. They had to bring up a king sized bed headboard, footboard, rails, mattress and 2pc box spring around three turns of our staircase! They did very well, and then brought the queen sized mattress and box spring into the guest room. The couch and Steve's mission recliner were quite easy, going directly into the livingroom.
Here are some pics after I got all the bedding onto the beds and made up. It kinda fills up the north side of the master bedroom! (Steve picked out this bed and the bedcoverings)
It's too high up for little Duke to jump on this bed----
and high for me too!
I need a little step stool to get up into bed at night
Across from the bed is a stand with a TV on it, and a walk-in closet. We don't have any dressers, nor any room for them. LOL So all of our clothes are hanging in the closet, along with woven baskets lining the top shelves with our non-hanging clothing within reach. That is how we had things in our last house too. The loft bedroom walls were slanted, and dressers didn't fit the space. So we are used to not having dressers.
For the guest room, here is the Mission bed we found in a furniture resale store. It was a lighter wood color, but I coated it with the Polyshades colored polyurethane stain so it now matches the woodwork. So we only bought the queen mattress and box spring from WGnR. They carried them up and placed them into our waiting frame. I found that funky lamp at TJMaxx Home Goods store on clearance because the shade was broke. I fixed the shade and it goes along with the bedspread kinda well. It was a Valerie Bertinelli lamp and I always liked her as an actress on One Day at a Time. So I guess I like her lamp too! I found the whole bedspread, pillows, shams and skirt at Goodwill on a real bargain.
I don't think I am going to put any curtains on this window. It looks out over the enclosed porch and lets in a lot of light in the mornings from the east. We decided against a coffee table right now, and are using a leather ottoman that has a flip lid to double as a coffee table. The livingroom is only 11x12 so we don't have a lot of room for extra things.
Here is Steve's choice of his chair for the room He found this mission style recliner that is sooo comfortable. He likes the wide wooden arms to set his little netbook computer on, his drink, and the tv remote. It still has the tag on it from being delivered. You can't see in the photo, but behind his chair, he found a really neat old antique tall standing lamp that still needs a shade. He has been looking at thrift shops and antique stores for a shade, but has not found the "right" one yet.
(and you thought women were picky shoppers?)
We found that if we keep the pocket doors shut to the foyer, the heat stays in the living and dining room areas where the thermostat is. The furnace runs a lot less if we keep them closed and we are cozy in the livingroom in the evening while the rest of the house can remain cooler. Before we are ready for bed, we sneak up and turn on the electric mattress pad on the bed. We like sleeping when it's cooler, and the rest of the house can stay cool if we are not using those rooms. Heating a house will be more expensive than heating a motorhome, for sure.
(on edit: strange that this pic makes it look like the woodwork and doors on the house trim is reddish... really it's closer in match to the furniture than it looks.....)
In our livingroom along the north wall is a thick cement fake fireplace with tiles on it. It was built right on site and into the wall. Soon we will tear it out and put in a gas log one we bought. We will try to save the tiles to put around the gas log one. But that can wait a while until we get the kitchen done first. In the meantime, we can pretend that this is a blazing fire on cold winter nights. LOL We found the leaded glass screen on Craigslist and I think that is the first thing we bought for the house when we started shopping.
Now, this isn't something we bought... but I thought I would share a pic of this. Each morning as I come down the stairs, this is what I get to see through the leaded glass window on the stairway. Ahhhhh what a way to start the day???
I am finishing up the second coat of paint today on the plastered ceiling in my Loom Room. It is located on the main floor in the den room next to the dining area. I will start moving in the unassembled Newcomb Studio Rug loom that is in pieces in the garage. Later when Steve gets home, he will help me move in the assembled Union Rug Loom. That is awkward and will take two people. In the meantime I can spend the day arranging my tools, supplies, books and yarns into the dining hutch we moved into that room from the diningroom.
I also have a Fiber Storage Room up on the second floor that was a maid/housekeeper room at the top of the back stairs. I can keep supplies in there, and just added shelves last night to store inventory and shipping supplies.
My Tools of the Trade table loom is still over at the warehouse in the motorhome along with my spinning wheel. I will snap pics when my Loom Room is done and post them in the next blog.
Bit by bit, we will make this home Our Own.