For years I have pined after this Eames armchair. Initially I thought it would be a great way to commemorate the end of my thesis, but of course, we never lived in a place that could fit it!
On Saturday morning on my birthday, the Pal surprised me with the chair. Photos soon, but for now I thought you needed to appreciate it in a perfect picture. Just because, it is really a piece of art. He really is extraordinary - thank you Pal. And thank you for my delightful birthday wishes, lovely readers! I feel super excited and happy to be in a new decade!
So we're chuffing along on this house business. Two other cheap chairs arrived this week so we have gone from the House of No Chairs to the House of Some Chairs. Our lower backs are thanking us.
Still feels a little like we're squatting - and so many things are taking time to consider. A plain rug and busy chairs? A bright, colourful rug and plain chairs? Fun, ultimately, but the impatient Kate just wants it all done already.
To-do list: (I'll be posting this weekly as a personal reminder of where we're up to - please feel free to ignore or to play along). Obviously much of this will cost a lot, so we'll do it over time, starting with the most urgent.
-Line cupboards with non-adhesive mats
-Possibly get an eat-in table and chair or a centre butcher's block/workspace. (Going to wait a bit on this one)
-Maybe get curtain to block the pantry from the kitchen? (or go crazy with a beaded curtain
-Buy a clothes rack
-Buy a bed base
-Buy new, darker curtains
-Buy a mirror for the back of the door
-Buy a rug
Dining Room/2nd Bedroom
-Research and buy an airbed
-Buy dining chairs
-Buy rug (this is a lease condition)
-Placemats for hot things on dining table
-Polish up dining table
-Buy coffee table
-Buy a large plant - maybe a Fiddle Fig?
-Buy a chair/stool, too
-Buy a little lamp
-Buy a rug (runner style) - this is a lease condition
-Sewing machine (eventually!)