So, I've decided for this here blog that I'm going to try to make Tuesdays "Studio Tuesdays" where I show pictures of my bathroom. Just kidding! I'm going to show pictures of my studio - table tops, inspiration boards, works in progress, etc. I think it'll be interesting to see how this room evolves over time.
I'm really loving my new space, mainly because there's actually space to walk around. Storage is the only thing I've struggled with but once I get a wardrobe I'll be 100% content. So far I've been getting by with this dresser:
but it's not working for me. I need a closet with a clothing rack to hang my kokoleo ladies and guys clothes. Plus, I want to fix this dresser up and give it to McKenna, who up until now has been living with cheapy plastic drawers. It's about time the girl gets something a little more substantial. Same goes for me. I've been coveting this one for months at Ikea:
It's $299 and I was planning on getting it when that George W. Bush I'm-sorry-for-being-such-a-sucky-president check comes in. Last week, however, I got all excited to find someone selling it on Craigslist for $99. I immediately called her and told her I wanted it and I could come right away to get it. The lady asked, "Are you positive you want it?" and I said yes, absolutely. She then said, "Okay, you can come on Sunday to look at it." On Saturday I called to make sure we were still on to come pick it up and she informed me that she had "over 50 people" interested in it but I was one of the "top 3" she had chosen and How much was it worth to me to get it? Long story short, I didn't end up being the "chosen one" and now just looking at the wardrobe brings up bad feelings for me. People like her give Craigslist a bad name.
(I considered titling this blog post The Lying Bitch and the Wardrobe, but I resisted.)
Aaanyway, the other day I saw this outside our neighborhood thrift store.
Not bad. Not awesome either. The closet part is a little cramped, one drawer has a chip out of the corner, and the inside felt a wee bit haunted.
Erik said I could easily fix the flaws, paint it, and air all the ghosties out. For only $75, it might be worth it.
What do you think? Should I hold out for the nice sleek $300 Ikea one that we have to put together? Or should I get the used vintage slightly flawed $75 one that needs some fresh paint and possibly an exorcism? Please, help me decide!