Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Dream House... part 1

I had Monday off. Back in the day, an extra day off during the week meant an extra day of fun. Now, it means an extra day to do laundry, clean the kitchen and other super fun grown up stuff. One of the tasks I assigned myself was washing the cover on our couch. As I was struggling to put it back on, I started thinking about how nice it would be if someday I owned a couch that didn't need a slip cover. Here is a secret I have been keeping from you all: pretty much every piece of furniture in our house was given to us. Most of it was when we were in college and before we knew each other. (We did buy a brand new mattress last year though.) Honestly, we could probably afford to replace a lot of our furniture. Both of us have decent full time jobs and we don't have kids, but we have been choosing to use our money in other ways. We both have emergency funds and we have gone on a pretty nice vacation every summer. Both things I am so happy we have/did. But as I was wrestling with that slip cover I started to think about my wish list:

Let's start with the sofa:
One thing that we have actively looked for is a dining set. Our current table was given to my husband. Right now we have 2 matching chairs, one random wooden chair and a folding chair around our table. What I want is a regular height, dark, real wood table. It needs to have a leaf to make it larger and I love the look of the farm house style tables
And finally our master bedroom. Despite what these pictures show, I don't think white is the best color for bedding. 
What does your dream home have in it?


Erika said...

Hey, we could be roommates!! I like all of your choices. Especially that gray sectional sofa. Seems like I could get a looooot of reality TV-watching in on that baby.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

We've had sectionals and non sectionals, and I have to say I prefer the non sectionals.

A good solid awesome dining room table is so important. Friends and family gather round! I do like the look of mismatched dining chairs though.

Jen said...

I love the 2nd dining room table! I am itching for a new one.

Katie said...

i love the lighter colored sofas and the table on the top right - so pretty!

Susannah said...

My hubby and I have pretty much all either hand-me-down or craigslist furniture too. Maybe someday we'll buy something new... :-)

Whitney Cypert said...

You and I have such similar taste! I pretty much love everything you have picked out. We need new furniture as well, our couch was bought from Craigslist in college and also has a slip cover on it. Props to you for washing your cover, those things are a pain in the butt to take off and put back on!

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