Since I'm going to be back in an apartment again and not in a house, I'm going to be utilizing my current furniture in my bedroom - a white suite set I've had since I was 4. Once I get it set up I'll post a picture, but it includes a full headboard and foot board along with a cute little vanity. I say little, but really it's somewhat massive. Anyway, with the baby having to be in my room, I plan to get a white crib and changing table to match. The crib will be on the side of my bed while the changing table may actually be...wait for it....in the walk in closet. Yes, I know it sounds a big rigged, but I really think it will be the best option. The closet is very, very long and has lots of space. No reason not to utilize it to it's maximum potential. I may not actually NEED a changing table from what I hear. Most of the mothers I know just change the kid wherever they are; floor of the living room, couch, bed. They just use one of those pads.
ANYWAY, that was a very long intro into the meat of this post. Ha! As far as my living room goes I will be obtaining new furniture with the exception of an over-sized chair and a coffee table (found at a thrift store for $15.) I will need to get a sofa and end tables. Also going to get some new wall decor. I've already "found" a couple of wall pieces to use. They're at my mom's house and are actually mine, but I didn't take them with me in my first move. The sofa, however is proving to be a bit of a pain. Everything that I like is running about $400 and up. I don't want to do IKEA. I've done their stuff before and it's just not really my style anymore. I've looked online at a TON of places but nothing screams out to me other than the most expensive thing in the inventory! Anyone have any suggestions? I've tried thrift store and garage sales...nothing. I want something sturdy yet comfortable. Nothing Victorian looking. Nothing dark green or maroon. And nothing leather.
I've found a dinette set that I'm going to get from Wal-Mart, believe it or not. Really like the look and it will mesh well with my other things. They had a couple of couches but nothing I would just buy sight unseen (most of their furniture you have to order online.) So for now I'm left with a chair and a coffee table. Hopefully no one is planning on visiting any time soon!