Friday, February 25, 2011

Want want want

I really want these bedside tables from The Pottery Barn.

Really DON'T want to pay $399 each for them. Ouch. When looking online I really didn't find any cheaper alternatives. Hoping for a miracle find.

Been searching online at bedding today, and I am having a really hard time making this decision. So far I think this one is my favorite.

But then again I also like this one.

Another decision we have been making is what we want for our new bed. Our current bed will stay in our current home. We are keeping our current home and using it for our business. We own a cleaning & restoration company, and when someone has a fire, water, or mold damage remediation going on...they can be out of their house for 1 to 3 months. They will stay in this home as opposed to a motel. Which means we have to furnish this home as well as our new home. Which means new furniture for our new home will have to be purchased. Sure...this is a fun and good thing for me...however with the budget creeping up and up...I have to do this diligently. No impulse buys. Everything has to be well thought out and strategized. Top of our list for furniture purchases:
  1. Entertainment Center for the great room. Would like something vintage looking. Preferrably a dark wood or distressed white. Don't want to go out and buy the standard entertainment centers that everyone has in their homes. I really want something unique.
  2. Bench for the front entry way. I saw a cushioned settee that I really liked, but it was $300. Too much.
  3. New King Size bed, headboard, and bedding for master bedroom.
  4. New bedside tables for master bedroom.
  5. New bedding for little boys' room.
  6. New queen size bed & bedding for Xavier's room.
The list keeps getting longer. But really... we are tripling our square footage, our home will be bare if we don't purchase some thing.

Ok, back to the bed decision. We currently own an AngelBed. Basically a knock off of Tempurpedic. We love our AngelBed! The one we are looking at for the king size is over $1000 less than the actual Tempurpedic. We did all the research 5 years ago...and again now and there really isn't any difference in the two beds.

More decisions!!! No wonder I lay awake at night. ;o)


  1. Janelle - We got a new bed & bedding about 1 1/2 years ago when we sold our townhome. One thing you might want to keep in mind with little ones is trying to find something that is washable. Our daughter loves to snuggle in our bed, watch tv, etc. With leaky diapers, sippy cups, or even a sick little one you don't want the expense of taking a King Size comforter to the dry cleaner. I found a set we love on JCPenney. com & it is from the Disney resort line. We love it & best part is the comforter is washable in a large front loader.

  2. I know Pier 1 has mirrored nightstands, though they don't have as much storage. I just looked and they're on sale for $180. Still pricey, but not as bad.

    If you're crafty, you could look on Craigslist and at consignment stores for furniture. A little paint can do wonders if a piece has good bones, and it's a lot cheaper than antique stores and regular furniture stores. Of course, you have a lot on your plate right now, so that might take too much time! :)