Starting next Wednesday, I will be camping in Connecticut for a while. I am not quite sure about my schedule at this point, but I will have to be there to make color selections and to oversee the work that we’re doing to the house. Heck, I might even join in and paint a thing or two?!
I say camping because we are not moving anything in until the majority of the work is complete. With that, I had to plan what we need in the house for this period of time. Yesterday, I made my first visit to Ikea– EVER! I know, I know… I have always been against the idea of disposable furniture. But like I always say, there is a time and a place for the Ikeas of the world. My biggest problem with them is that people buy the stuff and two years later it’s in a landfill when they purchase something better, newer, more long-term, etc. That is the shame in it all. Furniture that was built 50 years ago is still in existence now because it was of the highest quality and honest construction. I betcha someone will still be using it 50 years from now! Anyway, I’ll get off of my Green Soapbox now and get on with it… At Ikea, I picked up three twin mattresses. One is for me, one’s for the Mr. and the third is for our friend J who will be helping us with the punch-list/handyman items in the house. J has a wealth of knowledge about all things construction, so we feel quite lucky we were able to wrangle him in to work on our job for the first two weeks that we’re homeowners. He’s gonna get us rolling with tradesmen and work on a few punch-list handyman items.
The bedding I selected for our camping on the floor fun is by Alvine Kvist from Ikea’s Alvine line. I feel like it works with the neutral color palette I am attempting to achieve in our new abode. *Add my colorful vintage poster art and that color theory is broken – but whatever – at least the base colors are neutral!* And since we’re ultra-short on bedrooms in the house – I’ll be able to utilize them again in the future when a large group of friends are up from the City for a weekend. Where am I storing these mattresses, you ask?
Isn’t that a fabulous idea?