Tuesday, January 16, 2018

A Peek in my Room!

 My old dresser was *old*. It was an antique but not in great shape. The drawers were very large and hard to pull out and push in. The bottoms of the drawers sagged. I liked the *look* of the dresser (as I love old things!) but it was just such a pain to use that I dreaded putting clothes in it and taking them out. My parents had bought that old dresser at an auction when I was young. I have had that same dresser since then (and I am now in my 30's!). I decided I wanted to look for something else. That day I looked online and found a lovely dresser at IKEA at a very inexpensive price (it was almost half off!). The unfortunate thing was that our nearest IKEA is almost two hours away....and the sale was ending the next day! So...very (and I mean *very*) out of character for me...I made a spur-of-the-moment decision to drive to the city (that very day) to get this dresser (with Chris's blessing of course!). My mom agreed to go with me since she had been there before and knew the way. Madelyn and Jaxson went too...and X was working with his dad.

I dreaded the drive and wanted to back out...but didn't. We went....I got the dresser for a bargain and we even ate at Chick-fil-a! It was my first time! I love that they have the calories of their foods up so you can determine what you want to eat! I got the grilled chicken bites and the grilled chicken wrap! They were delicious and I stayed in my calorie limit! Can't beat that!! :o)

Chris was wonderful and built the dresser for me the next evening! It came in three heavy boxes and even with directions, I don't think I could have put it together as quickly (or as well) as he did! So here it is....perfectly organized inside and the drawers are so easy to pull and close! It is *fantastic*!


You may notice our floors are still not done. We have a couple rugs in our bedroom but never officially got the flooring done. It's a project we need to get to...but we always have more important things to finish first!


A little more in my bedroom...


Where I keep my exercise *stuff* (I workout at the Y most of the time...but I like to have options to do at home too when I want!)...


I love baskets...


...and books...



Winnie all curled up and sleeping on my bed! She and Stella-the-Cat take turns in this spot and the dog bed laying on the floor of Chris's side of the room. The cats really took it over...and so it has become the cat bed instead! ;)


I thought it would be fun to just share some of these pictures! :o) It isn't really anything overly exciting...but I love to see nooks and crannies, cozy spots and treasures in other peoples' homes so I like to include some of my own too!

Today will consist of homeschooling (for the children) while I continue to work on chores around our home. This afternoon we have a homeschool "Gym and Swim" at the Y (which is good....while the kids play I can get in a workout!) and then I must get groceries at some point!

We have lots of snow here in Western PA. I'm not a huge fan of snow....but I must admit it looks quite beautiful outside! Freshly fallen snow is my favorite ~ I just don't like it when it sticks around forever and gets muddy and icky! Looking out my windows right now though I see a beautiful scene! Snow laying on every branch of the trees...untouched and lovely! Snow is falling softly all around as well. It is an idyllic sight...truly!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope your week is really lovely!

Cheerfully,
Katy


8 comments:

  1. Congratulations! We recently received a new to us dresser. I have two large drawers for my use compared to three small drawers before. It's just so nice!
    Be blessed,
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage
    P.S. My radiation begins today. Prayers appreciated.

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  2. I'm in Western Pa too and we got some snow last night and woke to a beautiful scene outside. I love your new dresser. It looks lovely! Have a cozy day with your family.

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  3. I understand about older furniture. Our bedroom dressers were purchased for Chuck when he was six. He is now 46 and we're still using them! There are other things, more important than new furniture, that keep moving to the top of the list. I'll have to check out IKEA. They recently opened one about 45 minutes north of where we live.

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  4. Love your new dresser! I like older furniture too as long as it is in good shape.

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  5. I really like the new dresser! :-) You decorate your home so beautifully . . . and baskets! Oh, I share your love for them! :-)

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  6. Love your new dresser! If you kept your old one, you could take the drawers out and replace them with baskets.

    Blessings,
    Shelby

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  7. I love the new dresser! My daughter and her hubby have unfinished floors in their kitchen and like you, there is always something more pressing to get done. They are remodeling an old store into a home.. quite an adventure so far!

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  8. I like your new dresser. Your bedroom looks relaxing and cozy. I wish we had an IKEA close by. I've never been.

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