musical furniture

Sunday, November 14, 2010
I wish I had a more exciting weekend to share but I actually don't. It was calm with not too much going on, which is the way I like it as we all head into the busy holiday season. The most exciting thing I did  was watch Avatar. P.S. There are at least 7 people on Twitter that I know who have no interest in seeing it. I'm surprised I was able to sit still that long myself.

What we didn't do again this weekend was shopping for the house.

The next big thing our combined list (yes, he's involved) is purchasing bedroom furniture. While we put it on hold this weekend because the BF went to the Browns game, I stopped in a few stores but nothing caught my eye.

Have you ever shopped for this before? Holy expensive. I have expensive taste which really shouldn't surprise me at this point. Put me in a room with no price tags and I guarantee I will find the most expensive thing in the room by default. There must be some hidden radar that all women have when it comes to shopping because I can't be the only one with this issue, right?

Anyway, back to shopping. We decided on mattress we like. That was the easy part. The BF laid on a few and was happy with one. Well, I felt the need to pull a superman by getting a running start to jump on the beds, as if it would help me pick a comfortable mattress. The BF was discussing pricing and bug bed covers while I was holding a very scientific test on two of the mattresses via running and jumping.

Enter shopping for furniture. We went to two places and I was very underwhelmed. Extremely underwhelmed not to mention it still cost $2,000 for underwhelming furniture. Everything was very traditional, oak wood and too large for our bungalow slanted bedroom walls.

While we haven't made a final decision just yet, there is one thing I know for sure:

I want this headboard from West Elm or an upholstered head board like this. Now, if we can just find and agree on the rest of the furniture, we can check that room off our list!


kakaty said...

I hate furniture shopping. We need a new couch desperately because, well ours is older than me and has a ill-fitting slipcover. But the only ones I like cost like 3 mortgage payments, so the old one stays.

Also are you or your BF remotely handy? Because you could make that headboard for like $100 and it's pretty easy.

steph anne said...

I agree with kakaty. You could make your own headboard! But yeah, West Elm is amazing!!

Suzanne said...

I actually am headed down to West Elm in a few weeks----to save on some shipping and to check out some other things I have an eye on. I should just start saying goodbye to my paychecks now!

How was the Arhaus Furniture Outlet?

Bite Buff said...

Have you checked out Wayside Furniture near Akron? We did most of our living room shopping there after searching high and low around Cleveland and striking out.

Anonymous said...

I was dying for a West Elm headboard, but then I decided to get crafty w/ some black picture frames and made my own by framing the top of our bed with a collage of photo-frames. Way cheaper, totally cute.
PS = totally planning an IKEA trip soon- let me know if you are interested!

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

i would like to buy everything from west elm, and would love to go there and or IKEA real soon. maybe me you and anonymous up there can go together, haha

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

also, to reiterate bite buff, i got my bedroom furniture at wayside!

Renee said...

We also looked at Wayside, and found that they had a nice selection and fair prices. Fish Furniture is another local option for real wood- and their selection is much nicer than you might think based on their awful commercials!

Have you gone to Amish country at all? After a lengthy search, we bought from are also some beautiful stores in the Sugar Creek area, but Green Acres was willing to craft the exact piece of custom furniture we wanted, at pricing similar to what we saw for inferior quality at stores like Pottery Barn/Crate & Barrel (loved the look, but wanted all hardwood construction.) We really couldn't be happier with the pieces. It might be worth looking into!

Christina K said...

That's a great price for a headboard. My uncle helped me make one for our guest bedroom using plywood, foam and fabric from Jo-Ann. Did you try the Arhaus outlet? I bought my living room and dining furniture from there.

Lil' Woman said...

I'm shopping for the house myself....I need a new bedspread like it's my job.

Fizzgig said...

yea im 34 and ive yet to own a peice of furniture no one else has owned before.

besides my bed. Which is going on 15 years old. and Lets not talk about how many relationships.