Well now....where did I leave off ?
We last left our College Grad "CG"
with her living room and dining area completed
We have spent $3,580 dollars of our furniture allowance and have about $3000 dollars left to finish the new apartment
On our next shopping day we hit
CG had seen this bed before and really thought it was cute...
the price was definitely great at $359 dollars.
We purchased a new mattress at Sears with a pillow top for $300 dollars
and didn't have to buy a box spring!
Since the bed doesn't have a head board but we found this really fun vintage "crazy quilt"
and will use it at the top of the bed frame draped over a basic wood curtain rod.
It cost us $79 dollars for the quilt and $20 dollars for the rod and hooks
CG wants to buy Matteo linens for her bed
but we need to see how much money
we have left at the end, before we spring for expensive linen sheets
We only have room in the bedroom for one side table and need some storage for books, magazines and little odds and ends.
We hit Urban Outfitters and bought this great Market Basket table
for $179 dollars.
The lid flips open and you can stash things in the basket!
Back to West Elm....we both fell in love with this owl lamp.
It is really whimsical and different....$99 dollars
I suggested we put a rug in the bedroom over the carpet to give it a little more warmth. I ordered this ticking striped cutie from Dash and Albert...$208 for a 6x9
Also from West Elm we purchased this raffia/sea grass wrapped mirror
for over the dresser...it was a bit pricey at $249 dollars.....
but we can use it down the road in a lot of other areas
if we want to
Our next two items
were the big ticket items
I really wanted CG to have an
A piece that she can say down the road...
"that was my first antique and I still love it today"
The dresser above totally fit the bill
and we negotiated a great price at a consignment store of $500 dollars
The room needs a nice place to sit or to toss her purse, coat and scarf...
CG loves to shop on Overstock and she found this great club chair in a neutral linen
for $420 dollars
We can use this chair in the living room if we want
because the fabric is really similar to the sofa we purchased
at World Market
And finally just to add a nice pop of color
a lamp for the dresser area
from West Elm called the Mia table lamp
it sells for $129 dollars
We can swap out the lamps from the living room and the bed room
if CG gets bored
and wants to move things around.
read about the living room here
and the dining area here
And here is how CG's bedroom turned out
Now lets see how we did with our money
Living room $1975 dollars
Dining area $1625 dollars
and our Bedroom came in at $2533 dollars
So our total furniture bill was $6133...and we really got a lot of great things!
but don't forget we need $3000 for rent and
$500 dollars for move in miscellaneous expenses
which puts our grand total at:
but here is the good news....we came in under our budget by $367 dollars
CG will put the extra in the bank and start saving
for some beautiful new linens for the bed
E-Design is such a great tool and can really help to visualize the end result of your project
If you would like more info just drop me an email
and I will send you out a packet of information with all of things you will need to know
Hope you are looking forward to a wonderful relaxing weekend....