Thursday, June 9, 2011
about 200 SF of our precious 1166 are in the entry way- right you as you enter our house --either from the front door (this lovely ORANGE beauty) or from our garage. [entry way also includes a coat closet, our electrical room thing (water heater ect) and our laundry room (closet)]
to maximize it's awesomeness we're replacing the builder-grade icky light fixture with this amazing one from ModLivin it's called the sputnik and we've always loved it.
it's just really, really pretty. at $295 it's a bit of a budget buster for us though. but, we've found a way to make that work! we opted for the floor model, which she gave us 20% off for making it only $233. Still, way to much to spend on a light, I'm afraid. Remember, we're not starving students anymore- but we're now starving artists. Either way, still starving. no $200 + light fixture for us. But, the awesome people at Mod Livin hooked us up! they are just keeping my paychecks (i have prints for sale on consignment there- they get 40%, I get 60%) until we have enough to pay for the light! it is SO awesome because I don't really miss the checks- they range from $50-$100 or so every 2 weeks, and now- we only have $63 left to pay on the sputnik- so it will probably be paid off with my next check- LONG before we really need it in late July!
So, I am not even counting this as part of the budget - is that fair? Well, fair or not, it's almost like a free light to me. And trust me, we'll take it.
in other news.. closing JULY 29TH!!!!! 10 am that morning we'll get the keys and then the real fun will begin! :) We'll be painting and ripping out flooring (replacing the linoleum/carpet on the main floor with wood and replacing the laminate/linoleum from the entry/powder/upstairs bath with this awesome gray tile) and then the next weekend, Nic will go to Idaho to move our stuff out of storage and into our NEW HOUSE!!! :) wow. I literally cannot wait!