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Attic Finished...Antique Furnishing, Commence

We were starting to get used to our new space in the attic. Some of us had claimed our spots.

Again, random stuff the old owners left behind, turned out to be pretty useful.
We finally have a spot to house all of Meadow's books.

Another piece of random furniture the previous owners left that ain't so bad I guess.

Now we were on the search for new furniture for our spaces. 

I've become somewhat of a Facebook Marketplace super user.

Our bedroom all ready for the big move upstairs.
The bedrooms in the attic have much bigger closets. We picked up this shelf from the Salvation Army to store all my sewing and knitting supplies.
For some reason I've always envisioned this space as the guest room.

When you realize you need to get so much stuff to complete the room. Blinds, curtains, dresser...

Funlandia was coming together.
We headed to our favorite store Hunt and Gather in search of furniture. 

Nothing this time, but they were having a sale weekend which included free cupcakes. 

The place also doubles as sort of art exhibit of gonzo items.

Also a quick trip to the toy store to pick out a birthday present. 

Every once in awhile the neighbor boy rings our bell to see if he can play. Meadow has always been too afraid to say yes, but today she finally agreed.

We got the first of our rugs. This one we found on Target dot com. Brooke wasn't sure about it at first, but I prefer the more geometric look of this to Persian rugs. Some might call it a Moroccan rug. Quite the steal for $100.

Theo is still interested in sewing. My coworker gave him a sew your own medicine pouch. 

Good job little dude.

We found a dresser we liked on Facebook. We needed to rent a U-Haul to pick it up so we searched for other things that we might need and made a day of driving around to pick up some new-to-us furniture. 

Brooke thought we should go to Psycho Suzi's. I was a bit grumpy about this choice. It's not cool anymore, some might say. I need to just enjoy things sometimes for nostalgia's sake.
I thought the kids might think it's cool.

The next day I still had the U-Haul until 4 pm or so. I found a table we'll use for game nights up in Funlandia, but also noticed they had this couch and chair. I wasn't sure about it at first, because it looked like velvet and Brooke hates velvet. But the art nouveau details were impossible to pass up. We ended up with these couches, the rug, new dining room chairs and the table I came for. All for only $300!

Brooke cleaned out all of the old people dust from the antique dresser. 
It had definitely been used by the same woman since the 1960's. I found an old pair of panty hose stuck in the back.
For our room we got a mid-century dresser for Brooke. The two cost us a grand total of $100.

We were absolutely not going to have time to make dinner. So we ordered the family platter from Marhaba Grill over on Eat Street. It wasn't ready when I arrived, so I got a beer next door at Eat Street Crossing.

Eat Street Crossing is turning out to be a stellar addition to the neighborhood.

Just an FYI, Marhaba's family feast for 4 is definitely way too much for a family of four. I'd say it probably would feed eight at least.

This table. Oh my. (We may have scratched it slightly on the way in the house.)

Brooke's guest room is really what she wishes our bedroom looked like.
I always wanted the guest room to look like it has been here since the house was built. 

It's pretty cool to see this space coming together.


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