Monday, February 14, 2011

A nice little Saturday....

"Well, um, actually a pretty nice little Saturday, we're going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I don't know, I don't know if we'll have enough time."

Old School

We had a busy Saturday.... and it was great (minus the Container Store).

We met with Steve, a Realtor in Charlotte to look at a few homes for sale near uptown. Here are the ones we looked at:

#1 was the reason for looking- it's in a very desirable neighborhood in an awesome part of Charlotte.... houses are selling for well over $300k (#3 is an example.... it's right down the block from #1). The home is listed for $199k... but Realtor Steve said it should go for under $150k because it's in such poor condition.

that said.... I still LOVE this house. We just can't afford to buy it AND fix it.

#2 Cute, but not nearly big enough.... also needs lots of work.

#3 Really wish we could afford it. Awesome neighborhood, awesome lot, awesome interior!

Why are we house shopping? We feel like our current home isn't working for us anymore. The amount of space is ok, but the layout isn't. I really don't want to continue working in the kitchen, I'd love a dedicated office that isn't so far from the living area (like our 3rd bedroom is).

We're also a bit nervous about trying to sell our home. We'll see how it goes, and keep you posted on any new updates.

NOW..... fun stuff! So as normal, I worked at the JLC Wearhouse on Friday. I mentioned to the manager, Michelle, how much I liked the dining table that was for sale ($249), and she said "well, you know it's 1/2 off! NO!!! So I text a photo to Jeremy, and when we were done house touring we went by the store for him to see it... and we bought it!!!!

It's beautiful hardwood with TWO leaves! (leafs?) and can easily seat 10-12 people :-)

We'll be going to pick it up this week, I can't wait! It doesn't come with chairs, but that's ok. I want kinda funky chairs.... and a settee!

(their are 2 end tables sitting on top of it.... don't mind them!)

Settee's I like.... 

So what kinda chairs should I hunt for??


  1. All three houses looks really cute. I am dying to buy a house in the Dilworth/Southend/Sedgefield area but they are so pricey for the square footage!

  2. No kidding! #1 & #3 are in Chantilly... #2 is in Wilmore....

  3. #3 is gorgeous! I often see tables that I love, but don't come with chairs. I'm always afraid to buy them though b/c chairs can be SO expensive, and I bet it's impossible to find the # I'd need of one kind.