I know ya’ll are familiar with the phrase shop until you drop, well, we did. Most furniture stores are trying to sell the big oversized articles that seem to devour you when you sit in it. We do not have the space for that type so hello Ikea – they specialize in furnishing for small spaces. My cousin and hubby stopped by and he innocently said, who would ever furnish their home with stuff from Ikea – Barb raised her hand! Hey, it fits and it is comfortable, nothing more to say.
So, a day here, a day there and soon we start to see our space filling up with furnishings. We also learn more about the area we live in and where more shops are to fulfill our needs. The paper construction blinds we used to provide some privacy didn’t quite meet our needs now that we are living in the house so draperies are on the list. Barb finds some ‘ready made’ drapes that suits her and with a little work, she is able to make them fit perfectly.
CRACK! What the hell? As I rolled out of the airbed – one on a
frame so we were up at normal height – one of the cross pieces broke and if we continued to use it, threatened to puncture the air mattress so now we are in a critical need for a real bed. We use a Sleep Number mattress n the rig and were hoping to do the same here but it does not work logistically - no retail in Ontario so we’re faced with using a regular mattress. One of the ‘shop til you drop’ days, we found a mattress shop and stopped in to just take a look – well, we left there owning a new bed that will be delivered AND set up in a couple of days. And none too soon either, the day of delivery, another cross piece broke as I was rolling this bag of bones off the air bed!
Have you tried to live out of a bin and/or a suitcase for any time? We need somewhere to put our clothes, we need drawers but not the big heavy looking units that the furniture shops peddle. We found what we wanted with some assembly required so I’m sure you’ll know where we got’em.