About El Momma

Friday, May 7, 2010

A Find for our new Bedroom

I think it has been a long time since I wrote anything about our house. That is because, thankfully, most of the work that needed to be done has been done. However, we had one room- the one belonging to El Momma and the Mister, that desperately needed an overhaul. So, 4th baby, and remodel here we come!

Really there is not a lot to do, especially compared to the projects we've been through before. I will take pics of the room and post those so you can see what it looks like. But, basically it is just a nice size master bedroom with no sheet rock on the walls (mostly shiplap.) We've come up with a simple and beautiful theme and we are moving forward.

First, we moved out of the room and cleared out my closet. It is the first project of the room. Moustapha is sheetrocking the walls in the closet, putting up new shelves and tearing out some areas that separated the closet before. Once that is finished, I can move all of my clothes and things into my new closet. Then, he will work on the room. It needs sheetrock, taping and floating (have to hire someone for this,) updated electrical work- remove the fan and replace with a chandelier a friend of ours gave us when they were redoing their house (hiring an electrician for this,) painting the walls and windows, removal of all of the carpet to expose the wood floors, buying a simple rug for under the bed (but not in the walkway that everyone uses to get to our bathroom,) hanging of new drapes (best price we found was online at bed bath and beyond), recovering the baby rocker and ottoman (thank you, Grandmother and Grandfather) and placing the new slipcovered rocker in the window, and 2 brand new mirrored dressers as bedside tables. We wanted to use dressers as bedside tables so we actually add to our storage space. Our house was built in the 20s, when storage was obviously not a high priority for home builders and/or buyers.

Now for the fun part of today- we got the mirrored dressers and we found them at TUESDAY MORNING for a fraction of the price we've seen everywhere else. Below are two pictures of some that we liked and the last one is of one of the ones we got today. They retail for approximately $1000- $1200 for either of the two below plus the enormous shipping costs. That's $2000-$2400 plus shipping for 2 dressers. We got the 2 Tuesday Morning dressers for a total of $500. Isn't that amazing??? And, they are beautiful. Mirrored dressers were on my "wish list" for my new room and I saw them in the Tuesday Morning ad last week. They began selling them this morning at 10am. They only had 2 per store. They sold out in minutes. I was first in line (I was determined) with Trinity and Maddux, but was told I could only get 1 - a one per customer policy. I guess Maddux and Trinity didn't count as customers. I even had the lady behind me offer to buy the other one for me. But, the woman who got the other dresser seemed a little on edge and I really didn't want to get into it with anyone. So, I purchased the one and left and began calling every store in town. They were all sold out until I found a store in Humble- 40+ miles away. The lady there was so nice. She said she would hold it for me if I was coming then. It took me an hour to get there, but I made it and it was worth it.

Here is the one by Hooker that retails for $1200


This is the Horchow version for $999


And, here is ours! Complete with a very happy little girl! We haven't put the handles on yet, but you can still see what it looks like.

1 comment:

Shan said...

oh my goodness - that is gorgeus... and even more so that you found it at a steal!!! great job!