Friday, June 19, 2009

What’s New you say? My Loft

This was a good week, we were busy but I felt like I was coming back. I have been really depressed since the miscarriage and the failed adoption. I keep asking myself why I let it get to me. Reality is, it was a great loss in our lives. Something we have spent years working towards, something that runs deep in our hearts to have a belief that one day we will be parents. One day we will have the sticky fingers throughout the house. I feel more like me when I am able to be creative, when I have a project that I can think through and execute and do it well when the final results are in. One of my passions is decorating. I love it, I love to vision what I can do with a space, I ponder, I run scenarios through my mind, but once I get the idea I plunge full throttle to execute it.

That is what I did with our loft. I had the idea, I shared it with Adam and then I just did it. He was hesitant all the way. More because he kept thinking about “what is this going to cost” Adam, Adam you know me. I am a bargain shopper at heart. I will do what I can with a shoe string. So with that I decided the Big Red Couch was out of there and I was looking to open the space and make it more comfortable for both of us. The end result was that. Last weekend I convinced Adam to go furniture shopping with me. Oh it was like pulling teeth, but he decided that if he was going to sit on it, he better have a say with it. I found a few outlet places that I had on my list and we heading out that Saturday morning on a mission to find the new seating . I had the idea in my mind and measurements in hand to find what I was looking for.

The first store, I just could not find what I was looking for. I found something that could work, but it was just not quite right. The second store I found what I wanted but the price was not right. Then to our surprise the third store we found was not on our list and was right next door and we decided to go see what it was. We walk in and it is a warehouse full of furniture that hotels were getting rid of. It was loaded then when I looked at the price, I was sticker shocked. Are you kidding me, you can get a full sized Armoire for $35? Did we need one, could we use it if we got it? The thought of getting it just because of the price where going through my mind, but reality set in. I am de-junking not adding to my space. Walk away and look for what you are here for. We found a side table for the living room, we found some pillows for the couch, and we found the awesome mirror that I was not even looking for, but had to have for my living room. I love that mirror. After discussion with Adam, he tells me he likes mirrors in the house, so there was no need to use my power of persuasion on him. We got the mirror. Yeah!

Then I found something that was interesting. I started to think, my mind was running in overdrive. I wonder if these to couches put together would do what I wanted for the loft. I grabbed Adam and asked if we could go move the one couch from across the room and put it up against the other? He decided he would help me, not sure what my mind was thinking. But as we put the idea together, we looked at the price he was eager to push the idea forward and purchase the 2 couches for $114. Yikes. So with all our bargain shopping we furnished our house with some amazing items for under $200. WOW!

I think overall my new loft space turned out just as I had imagined in my mind. Open, comfortable and cozy! Perfect for two love bird, two precious pups and a bowl of popcorn with a good shoot em up movie.

5 comments:

Piper said...

SO Awesome!! Wish we had that cool outlet down here in our area!! Great job, Nikki. It looks like the perfect spot to relax. The colors are great, too.

Annie Carie said...

that is adorably cute, you definatly have the skills!

dynomitegirl said...

LOVE IT!!!

Heath and Steph said...

love it... can you come over to our house? could use some ideas...

Rachael said...

That is amazing! You are so creative! Where are these outlet stores?