People are always surprised to hear I've been living in the same place for nearly five years now. I love my loft - it's perfect for me. It's been a while since I went through my last redecorating phase... and now I feel it's that time again. 

The first item was this beautiful lamp that was on sale on Amazon for $170 (!!!):

I got it yesterday - and I love it. Perfect height and great character (channels that inner Pixar!). 

I took the second step today: I sold the dining room set my parents gave me when I moved out here. I put it up on Craigslist for $100 (which is a helluva deal), and it went pretty quickly. I've been saving up credit card gift cards - I'm going to cash all those in for the Pottery Barn Benchwright Table (but I'm not going to get those atrocious chairs - I'm opting for two benches instead). 

Of course, the world being what it is, there is actually a MUCH cheaper alternative to the Benchwright set - check out the "Vineyard" dining set on American Furniture Warehouse - the benches look strikingly similar, AND the price is about half. Unfortunately, after delivery, the price comes out to be about the same as what it'd cost me to get from Pottery Barn. 

In any case, I'm patiently waiting for my gift cards to arrive so I can cash them in at the local Pottery Barn... fun!

Posted by roy on November 4, 2011 at 12:36 AM in Loft, Ramblings | 5 Comments

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Comment posted on November 6th, 2011 at 04:07 PM
the lamp is ok. i actually like the one on cb2 a lot better. and i knew that dining room table would go fast.

next up: a nice headboard.. there's one on west elm i've been eyeing for awhile. will show you later.. and get rid of that nasty carpet at the foot of your bed.
Comment posted on November 6th, 2011 at 04:09 PM
you knew the dining room would go fast?!?!?! yet you insult it?!?!!?!?

i've been looking at headboards for a bit now, actually. they're just so pricey for what they are - big pieces of wood.
Comment posted on November 4th, 2011 at 09:58 AM
Five years is not long. It's just a kindergartner.
Comment posted on November 6th, 2011 at 04:09 PM
it's 1/5 of my life! that's a long time.
Comment posted on November 27th, 2011 at 08:49 PM
If you plan to die at 32, yes, long time. Otherwise, no.