Monday, 17 May 2010

Weekend Summary

This weekend was very productive. To begin, my fiancĂ© and I went to view a sofa. I’d spotted it on my work’s ‘For Sale and Wanted’ website - a fantastic place where staff can list any items they want to sell. We’ve kicked ourselves a few times because we’ve missed some real bargains on there, such as a gorgeous pine dining table and four chairs for just £10! This sofa bed was going for £60, a bargain considering it was originally from Marks and Spencer’s where brand new sofa beds are around the £600+ mark.

It seemed us owning the sofa bed was meant to be as when we rang to arrange a viewing, we discovered they lived in the same block of flats as us! Once we’ve moved house my mum will re-cover it so it looks lovely and new. Now we just have to get some male friends around to try and lug it up 3 flights of stairs into our flat. (I think I'll make myself scarce whilst that's happening!)

The rest of Saturday saw us sorting through clothes, magazines and paperwork. I came across tops I’d worn when I was 15, I really am a hoarder! I slowly made my way through a huge tower of magazines I’d accumulated over the past few years, ripping out any pictures I liked and recycling the rest. Then we sifted through bank statements, payslips and other important documents, sorting them into these lovely files from Tesco...

Sunday saw us returning to the car boot sale. I think they’re addictive, I love hunting for bargains! I wore my new Wellington boots I’d bought from Primark. Pretty, practical and only £8!


We only found one item this time, but what a find it was!


This wooden floor lamp was just £2! It’s still in working order but we’re going to re-wire it as it looked a bit old and dodgy. We thought it would look lovely with the stand painted white and with the shade re-covered in some pretty fabric. Perfect for a shabby chic home!

I was in a bit of a DIY mood so we headed to Homebase to stock up on essentials for re-painting furniture and I spent the rest of the day sprucing up our second hand furniture. It's amazing what a coat of paint will do!

We also decided this weekend that we are going to buy a Smeg fridge. We need to buy a fridge for our new house and we didn't know whether to get a small temporary one for the time being or splash out on the Smeg which is the one we really wanted. It's a big purchase but hopefully one that will last many years. We’re going to get it in pastel green, it's so pretty. Maybe this will inspire me to start cooking more!


It really was a lovely weekend in all. Despite cleaning, sorting and tidying (not what you’d consider fun tasks) we were blissfully happy in each other’s company, getting excited about the move into our first home, listening to Motown and drinking ice cold pear cider (it’s yummy!)
A perfect weekend!

21 comments:

  1. my mum and dad have that Smeg fridge in a duck egg blue colour...I love it!

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  2. Woww uve been really productive :D Well done!

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  3. Sounds like a lovely weekend! Oh how I love a good car boot sale! Your productive-ness has motivated me to get off my bottom and do something! xx

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  4. :') sounds like you had an amazing weekend. Enjoy your week :) x

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  5. You done a lot more than me this weekend. Very productive.

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  6. I adore Smeg I really do. My oven is buy Smeg. The rest of my apartment though...seems like it's made of paper and foam.

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  7. Moments after my previous comment my dishwasher door cover fell off.

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  8. What a lovely post and how exciting getting ready to move in to your first home together! I love the Smeg fridge, they are so pretty!
    I can imagine you are so excited to get in there and decorate and make it your own!
    My husband and I are saving up for our deposit still, I hope within in a year we have got enough to move out of my parents house! xx

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  9. Sounds like a great productive weekend! My parents have a Smeg fridge like that one and I adore it. So worth the money x

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  10. Those floral wellies are lovely!

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  11. Good old Homebase (I would say that, I'm a part-time employee of theirs) lol!
    I'm going to have a wander round a few boot sales once I've finished Uni for the summer! Everyone else seems to find lovely bargains but whenever I go I never see any hidden treasures. Maybe I'm just not looking hard enough? xx

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  12. I've got fridge jealousy because I love Smeg fridges! I'm trying to convince my bloke that we need one but he's not been swayed yet. I'll keep trying though, :)
    xxx

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  13. That's such a sweet post! Your new house is going to be beautiful judging from all the furniture you have.

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  14. those wellies are adorable! i must look out in primark methinks!


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  15. i love smegs, i want a lemon or pink one whenever it may be that i move out lol x

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  17. I'm so glad I'm not the only person who rips out the pictures I like in magazines before I throw them away! x

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  18. Hi Amy, I love the Smeg! Hope we can get one too one day. Really pleased you've decided to go for it :) xx

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  19. I'm loving reading your home buys, the idea of the lamp sounds great - you must take pics when its painted and also when the sofa is re-covered! This post made me remember how badly I wanted a Smeg! xx

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