Moving In

Lately: Organizing and sorting, trips to pick up lamps and mirrors and side tables and baskets, ordering furniture, learning how to be a wife. 

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Thank you for all of your well wishes for our move, it went so well! I’m anxious to get everything in place and fill it in with furniture (I’m coming from college and Matt is coming from a bachelor pad– we don’t have too much between the two of us). As soon as we get it a little more filled in I’ll take some pictures. 
If anyone has ideas for affordable and chic furniture (besides Ikea)  please share!

31 comments on “Moving In

  1. Im so excited for you darlin! I cant wait to get married and be able to fill my home with cute furniture and be a little house wifey :D Thats hard, furniture is pretty pricey these days, especially if you dont wanna go the Ikea route. But i wouldnt either. I dont think Ikea is very homey, theyr furniture is pretty standard. I love the store, but i dont buy too much from there. :)

    Im a newbie to the blog world, stop by my page and say hello sometime!

    xoxo Inna :)
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  2. Hi!:D

    Try Target, you just have to really look and you’ll find some amazing stuff.

    Pier 1 is a good store too, they have amazing sales.

    Bed Bath & Beyond, I always find good deals over there.

    Happy Thursday, Natalie!:D

    ***** Marie *****

  3. Hey Natalie! So excited for your move. I nominated you for the stylish blogger award. Come to my blog and take a look when you get a chance. Have fun moving and getting all of your stuff organized.

  4. How exciting! I just moved in with my BF and we are slowly filling the house with furniture, piece by piece.

    I’d suggest checking out Target, Z Gallerie and don’t be afraid to look at Craigslist! :)

  5. This may sound weird, but the store called Home Goods that’s attached to TJ Maxx or Marshalls can have some GREAT stuff. Like, really pretty stuff for good prices. Check it out if there’s one near you!

  6. excited to see your place! sometimes you can find good stuff on craigslist, also try consignment & antique shops. sometimes all those things need are some paint or touching up! good luck girl!

  7. We got all of our furniture from swap meets, thrift stores, and cragislist

    (except the couch which was ikea ha!)

    anyway it takes a little longer and takes more work (some things have to be painted or refinished, but you get great pieces for awesome prices

  8. I definitely say try Target and Walmart…sometimes they have amazing things for great prices! You can also do the garage sale/consignment thing! Good luck! Can’t wait to see some pictures!

  9. This just makes me so happy for you!
    Good luck with everything.. and I was definitely suggest trying garage sales/estate sales/consignment shops. Find things with a good foundation that will last!

  10. Well, you’re linen closet looks great!

    I’ve always been really lucky shopping in people’s basements for furniture, but that’s mostly because my grandmother had excellent taste and my mom kept all of her furniture in storage when she died.

  11. Echoing many of the comments above, I have done VERY well at consignment and thrift stores…the items I buy may need a little love, but it’s worth it :) I can’t wait to see all the pieces come together! xoxo {av}

  12. I’m so excited for you!

    Check to see if there are any estate auctions near you. You can score some great furniture for cheap – it usually needs a coat or paint or a reupholster job, but worth it (and cheaper than a new piece).

  13. YAY!! I’m super excited for you guys. I would say, meet your local thrift shops. Order some clean, white (most importantly. manproof. I mean, bleacheable) slipcovers. Also, spraypaint. Paint in general. you can change the look of anything with paint. I just saw a dining table at a thrift shop with gorgeous lines for 19.99. no kidding. I would have gotten in major doodoo for bringing it home though. hehe!

  14. How exciting!

    My advice: Don’t buy anything new. Second-hand stores and yard sales can be your very best friends! When you start thrifting, keep the following ideas in mind:

    Good bones {ignore colors/finishes you don’t like and focus on the item’s potential}.

    Quality {real wood coffee table for $15? Definitely a must-have!}.

    Good luck with your search! I’m sure you will love being a wifey, I think it’s so much fun! :)

  15. Thanks for stopping by my little blog! I absolutely can’t wait to see how you decorate! I’m in the market for a new sitting/reading chair but there’s just so many options. Best of luck and happy hunting!

  16. Given the aesthetic of your blog… the home you build will be just as lovely.
    Secondhand is always a good start. Then you can alter pieces to suit your tastes. Best of luck!
    Following and looking forward to seeing more. :) Erica

  17. Hi Natalie,
    Hope your move is going well.
    Just letting you know I’ve tagged you for a blog award on my blog. It’s ok if you don’t want to participate but I just wanted to share your lovely blog with those who read mine.
    Hope you’re having a great day xx

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