I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating – if our apartment were to burn down, I wouldn’t be too distraught. Oh, I’d be upset about having to replace certain “memories” – photos, mementos, etc – and I’d be annoyed at the cost involved with replacing our clothes, books, and electronics. But if all of our furniture were to go up in smoke, it would be fine by me.
There are some pieces that I really like – the cedar chest that belonged to Chris’ grandmother, the demilune table, the stand mirror that my parents bought me – but that’s about it. We’re holding off on buying furniture till we’re in New Zealand and things are a bit more settled down. I don’t want to buy something only to have to lug it halfway across the globe, having it bumped and banged all along the way.
In the meantime, it’s nice to look. Chris may grumble and groan about it, but I know he’ll let me buy at least some of the things that I want 🙂 Here are a few items that I’ve been looking at…
I’ve always preferred desks that are more table than desk. And even though we don’t have any little ones yet, I’d like to think that when we do, we’ll have a trundle bed similar to this one in their room.
My first bed was a trundle bed, and I’ve always loved them.
I love big sofas. Something with lots of seating space for lots of people. I wouldn’t get it in white, of course, but I love the style and think that it would fit in well with an informal family room. I can easily imagine taking a nap here, can’t you?
Last but not least, I’ve been looking at some hand-painted furniture. My mom hand-painted all of my bedroom furniture during high school, and I loved it. I’m hoping that someday, I’ll be able to tackle a similar project on my own. We don’t have the space (or time!) for it right now, so in the meantime I like to look at pieces like these for ideas…
Thanks for looking at furniture with me 🙂 Only 78 days left till we move! And don’t forget to enter my book giveaway that ends today!