Friday, October 28, 2011

The Room Place

Today we sold our house!

Also as of today we are COMPLETELY....

That is until we buy another house. Whenever that may be. But how awesome would it be to pay cash for our next house?! I don't know if I can wait that long to be a home owner and paint walls and just make a house my own.

We will be moving next weekend, so we are literally over our heads with boxes. We couldn't find our perfect place that met all our needs at the moment so we are temporarily moving into a two bedroom apartment. Yep, this is going to be a drastic change, but in this process I am getting to get rid of A LOT of our items.

Can I tell you how good it feels to purge? I LOVE it! I have sold sooooo much stuff (Craigslist, how I love you) and thrown away a gazillion little papers and broken plastic toys.

We are also getting a storage unit so I am not getting rid of everything...just the stuff that I don't love anymore.

Eventhough I am not getting rid of the things that have sentimental value, Mr. Genius won't let me get rid of our couches.

You remember my green couch?

It also comes with this chair.

I am ready for a change...big time. Almost 8 years with the same furniture is a long time in my terms. So I can't help but make my eyes a wander to the pretties that I see on the internet.

Up here in Chicago there is a furniture called the room place. I think it is similar to Rooms to Go that we had in TN.

I first ran across the room places bedroom furniture when I was looking for a big boy bed for my little Romeo.

Then my eyes wondered onto these couches. In so looking at these couches. I feel like each couch has its own personality. It is hard looking for couches. The couch really has to fit your personality, your style, your decor.

Totally different syle then my current couches. I am just so ready for a change. Couldn't you see stark white pillows and steel blue curtains? I feel like I need to move to a swanky loft in downtown Chicago with this sectional.

This one looks comfy enough to take a nap on...

I like the color...not so much the style. I think my grandmother used to have this couch.

I feel like this one should be at a psychiatrist office. Which makes me think of the Veggie Tales video of "I love my lips". Now that song is stuck in my head.

This one makes me feel like I need to put on a petticoat under my Sunday best and drink some sweet tea.

So my eyes may continue to wonder for our perfect new couch.

*Mr. Genius sighs a big sigh of relief*

But maybe one of those fit your style.


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Congratulations to you! The same thing happened to me 10 years ago and my 6 month lease turned into 6 1/2 years!! I loved renting, I loved the freedom and made so many friends! It was a really upscale apartment. I still refer to it as the best time of my life! After the party was over, I bought another house....CASH...yep saved my money in those 6 years and I am debt free!


Lisa said...

Congrats on selling your house and being debt free! That must feel amazing!
We bought a new couch last year from Pottery Barn after using the couch I bought from IKEA when I first moved here, for about 6 years. I am still so in love with this couch. Maybe you could re-cover or use slip covers for your couch and chair till you can convince your hubby to get new ones! At least it would change it up a little! Good luck with the move!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

Congratulations, Katie! What a relief to know you are debt free :) (We are trying to do the same over here.) It has to feel great to get rid of a gazillion broken plastic toys. How do we accumulate and keep all that? I think paying cash for a house is an amazing goal!