Someone needs to get me away from the Internet. I’ve been on the Ikea website drooling over this:
This may or may not look familiar to you: Matt has that dresser. I want to get a matching one so we can “complete” our bedroom. Well, almost…we’ll need to pick up two end tables too. But don’t worry! I’ve already got them picked out too!
So, basically? The “immediate plan” is to save up enough money to buy the new dresser and end tables and to cover shipping and handling. I sort of want to “complete” our bedroom look sooner rather than later (aka; when we have the dollars for it – don’t worry, we can’t make stupid mistakes because we don’t have a credit card!) because I just know if I hold off for a couple of years, the Hemnes bedroom collection will no longer be there – cause that is just my luck. They’ve already discontinued the dresser I originally wanted (the long one, not the tall one). I’m just lucky it worked out in my favour; they still have the tall one, and it has more drawer space and is about $150 cheaper than the long one. Plus, it’s “apartment” size. When you’re living in apartments (which we will be for the next few years) it’s good to have things that are taller rather than wider, you save on space!
So that’s what we’re saving for right now!
And maybe this…
But it’s good to set goals to save towards, right?
So, in order to buy all the products I want from Ikea, and to have them shipped, it would cost $607.98. ($408 if I didn’t include the bookshelf, but I probably WILL because let’s be realistic; go big or go home, and also Ikea charges a ridiculous amount for shipping just one product).
But, if we save up, it’s not going to “affect our credit” negatively, because credit won’t be involved! 😉 yep, I’ve figured out how to use credit finally: just don’t use it. Like, ever.
And, while we’re on the topic of things I want…I’m conflicted! I love our end table lamps that my granny bought us:
But I’m questioning whether or not they’d suit the livingroom collection I want. What do you think? They’re sorta brownish-gray. I have no idea. There’s no way I’d replace our end table lamps because I love them way too much so I’m hoping I’m just colour blind and that they actually would go with the furniture I want.
The good thing about all of this is that I have a long time to decide!