Guess what? Shopping is not my forte !
I can bearly stand it (wink)
I’ve been hanging out in the WordPress template department, shopping for a new look for Boomtown. I just can’t decide and haven’t really found one with all the features I would like. I guess I’m not much of a shopper. So today, I’m boosting my new’ish temporary look. I’m just tired of looking in the closet at that one old outfit 😀 We had a similar dilemma shopping for a new home. We lived in the country for 25 years. A beautiful home and great neighbours too. We just felt ready for a change.
Our lake home sold quickly and the search for new digs began in earnest. As you may recall, we took up a temporary condo from our friend Kevin. Three months, or so we thought. Three months turned into three years, Winter turned into summer, seasons came and went.
Finally!! We found our home, tucked into a quaint and quiet neighbourhood in the river valley of Edmonton.
That was a big attraction, close to nature and downtown too. It’s really the best of both worlds.
It only needed a few small Boomdee-tudes (similar to attitude but with a giggle and a spark). I started with my ‘library’. Here’s the before, I liked the shape of the room and the bay window, but that light…yeeesh!
It had to go!
Since then, I’ve changed the light and added ‘The Happy Chair’ from Canadian company, Article. Their furniture has a contemporary, hip, bo-ho vibe that I really like. The colour is called Wasabi. Ka-Boom!
I also scored this cheery pillow from a sale rack. I admired it at $38.00 but thought I’d wait. Like a shark, I circled all summer, then snagged it last fall at $14.00 (the one thing I like about shopping is finding a deal).
So now I have a place to read. Hey?! Did you hear about how I acquired that little stool? I got Alys and hubby Mike to stop at a yard sale, LOL. True story! I must tell you soon. Since then, I’ve added items from Paris and London and almost finished the room. Pop in next time for the full reveal. Baby steps folks, Baby steps.
Do you like to get everything at once, or let a room evolve?