What with selling the boat and all, we have some cash…real cash in the form of bills and coins…stashed under our mattress. It’s not a lot of cash but it’s enough to help pay for some much needed renovations around our bungalow. Not only do we need to do an update…we need to shift those coins. I’m getting a backache.
See what I did there? Slipped in the news that our cottage is no longer called “the cottage.” It’s now officially “the bungalow.” It’s a tad premature as it still looks very much like your everyday cottage. If your everyday cottage is 900sf and has orange wood panelling everywhere, including the bathroom. And a wood stove that’s called a heatilator. Basically, it’s a big black metal box that takes up a quarter of the room but puts out an amazing amount of heat.
It all worked as a cottage but as our full-time home, the look is wearing on my nerves ever so slightly. So, we’re going for a midcentury modern look.
And there’s where Fab comes in. Fab is a website that sells stuff. On sale. Amazing stuff. All online. The sales last for a certain number of hours then…poof. Gone. If you time it right, you can get some fabulous pieces for cheap(er). Sadly, my timing needs a little work. I’ve yet to buy anything but I keep going back to look at the pretty pictures. For inspiration.
And, like this.
This one needs to be relegated to Auntie Becky’s attic where she entertains older gentlemen callers and serves them arsenic-laced tea. On sale for $1800. Whaaat?!
I’ve seen this sofa in a crazy sunshine lemon and it’s kind of funky. And cheaper. Still. Not my taste. This is a definite FabWhoa!
Over the next few months the Mister and I will be working hard to turn our cottage into a midcentury modern ranch-style dwelling. I’ll try not to bore you with details and pictures of things that make your wallet groan. Just the occasional FabWow! to make your mouth water.
Of course, I’m being presumptuous. You may not like my taste in furnishings…as impossible as that sounds.
So that begs the question:
What’s your design style? What do you love? What do you hate? I’m all ears. Sleek ears.