Monday, September 9, 2013
Sofa shopping, 80's awesomeness and a lazy Sunday
What a nice weekend!
We got pretty much all of our cleaning done Friday night so we could have Saturday to do what we wanted before company arrived that night for my final birthday gathering. We hit up a garage sale with nothing I could repurpose and went to another one that apparently sold out the first day. We went to the mall and hit up Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware. We were looking at the couch we've had our eye on for a few years and the lady offered to do up a quote. When someone at a furniture store offers to give you a quote, that means the price on the tag is not what you're going to pay. This was the beautiful couch we were looking at...
|photo via Restoration Hardware's website|
It's the Kensington in Fog Belgian Linen and me love it long time. The $2500 price tag shot up to $4200. It's a good thing I didn't open the quote when I was in the store or I would've shit a literal brick. While I love Restoration Hardware, it's for people who don't need to have quotes done up. The phrase "if you have to ask, you can't afford it" applies or at least "if you don't mind taking out a home equity loan." If Restoration Hardware would like to change my mind by providing me with this amazing couch, I will likely take back everything I just said. :-)
This now made my new mission to find an appropriate knock off. I found one online pretty quickly at Kittles for $1400 and this is the one we'll likely be getting...
|via Kittles website|
I will be honest, while it's very close aesthetically, you can definitely tell the RH one is super solidly made. It doesn't really matter because they don't have the length we need, only 76" and 98" and we need 88-92" which is where Kittles comes in. So when we're ready to purchase, that one in medium gray will be the winner winner tufted dinner.
When our friends came over we got to show off the new cars. (They're car people so the Mr FINALLY got the satisfying reactions he'd been dreaming of.) We had quite the spread of food, gabbed and then it was time to bust it out old school, yo...
For the uninitiated, those are called Fashion Plates. They made being a kid in the 80's awesome. Yes, you missed out. :-) The Mr was looking over them this morning and said it was funny because you could see everyone's personality in each one they chose and how they chose to color them. That one is mine. Very traditional poses but a splash of personality in the weird colors I chose. The one my girlfriend chose was a sassy scantily clad lady with sparkles and leg warmers. My friends' husband chose the tennis outfit and made it very detailed since he was an art major and drew a very lifelike penis beside it for good measure. Hey, sometimes the 10 year old boy in us makes his way to the surface. The Mr colored in the Speed Racer coloring book we have. It was funny because we all were super chill after coloring. I forgot how much it calms me and we're going to do it more often.
I was able to sleep until 9am for the first time in months yesterday which was AWESOME! We sat out on the lanai and chatted for 2 hours. We did Tae Bo, finished some leftovers for linner. We got our showers, got ready for dinner (we had a gift card for this fancy pants restaurant and decided to go there) and then got our fruits and veggies for the week. I have a friend coming over today and the Mr has training this week so our workouts will be later all week. BOO!
What did you guys do this weekend?
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