June 09, 2015

Wayfair.com

Have you heard of Wayfair.com?

I ordered my bed from them last fall, and I wasn't sure what to expect. I'd been searching Craigslist, Goodwill and other thrift stores, local furniture stores, heck, even Freecycle... looking for the bed of my dreams. Apparently, the entire DC metro area was devoid of such a bed. :(

Enter Wayfair.

I've always liked the look of wrought-iron, but those can often be pretty pricy! I found this little bed via Walmart, courtesy of Wayfair, and I LOVED the look of it! I was nervous to order such a big-ticket item online (What if I hated it? What if it looked nothing like the photo? What if I had to ship it back??), but thankfully, it worked out. The quality of the bed isn't high-end by any means (you get what you pay for, right?), but the price was right, and I just think it's so pretty! (I mean, I'm single, people. If I don't have a super girly bed right now, then when? Actually, to be honest, I was trying to NOT go so girly with this bed, but it just worked out that way. :) )

My biggest complaint is the bed didn't come with instructions, but my amazing roommate Kathryn helped me figure it out and put it together. I added bed lifts for a little more height (and under-the-bed storage space!), and I couldn't have been more pleased with how my bed turned out!




A few months after I got my bed all set up in DC, I decided to move back to Utah! :-/

Somehow, in the moving process, I lost TWO of the four legs to this bed, and needless to say, I was SO, SO bummed!

In a stroke of genius one day, it occurred to me to call Wayfair to see if they could sell me just the two missing legs. The manufacturer was a different company, so Wayfair gave me their phone number, and I checked with the company (Williams Imports). I spent almost two weeks trying to reach someone there, and NO ONE ever called me back. I called Wayfair again, shared my dilemma, and they took care of contacting the manufacturer for me and even sent me the missing legs at no cost. I can't speak highly enough of their customer service, and that alone will guarantee I'll be a return customer! They were kind, gracious, they kept me informed on the status of the legs via phone calls and emails, and I couldn't believe they didn't even charge me!

The missing parts arrived last week, and my dad came over last night to help me put the bed together in my new apartment. YAY!!


Here's what it looks like in my SLC apartment! (Looks a lot like it did in DC, eh? ;) Except you can see more of the actual bed frame in this shot!)


Time to move on to the living room! (My couch will be delivered tomorrow!)

Speaking of which, I'm considering one of these rugs from Wayfair. I'm not sure yet what I'm looking for rug-wise. I figure I'll get the couch and move furniture around and then see what colors I want to bring in via rugs, curtains, throw pillows, wall art, etc.

Any thoughts on these five for now?

Rug 1 | Rug 2Rug 3 | Rug 4 | Rug 5 


PS The rest of my bedding is from Target (gray body pillow, gray/white bed skirt (not pictured), sheets (sold out, not pictured)), HomeGoods (throw pillows; the pink one is from the little girls' section! ALWAYS look in the kids' section! It's a great place for throw pillows, storage baskets, accent items, etc. even select furniture items! And HUUUUGE thanks to Michelle for turning me on to HomeGoods!!! <3), Dillard's (light pink shams – I've actually had these for years, so no link), and Walmart – I know, right?? (BHG cherry blossom comforter set; what can I say? It reminded me of DC!).

PPS I'm not a fan of matching bedding sets, which is why none of these items came as a set. I picked items I liked in neutrals or complementary colors, so when I decide to switch out my comforter someday, I'll still be able to use most of these basic pieces. :)

June 03, 2015

The Great Couch Search of 2015

So, I moved in to my new apartment a few weeks ago, and I've been spending nearly all my free time shopping, thrifting, yard sale-ing, and generally hunting for furniture and those key pieces to help me turn my house into a home. (Two weekends ago, my mom, brothers, and I did a DI Tour of the Wasatch Front: we started in Ogden – Harrisville, technically – and made our way to EVERY DI, Savers, and Goodwill between Ogden and Sandy. It was amazing! Our favorites were definitely the Centerville and Murray DI's, in case you were wondering.)

The biggest ticket item I've been looking for is a COUCH! I've been researching online, searching for inspiration on Pinterest, and looking on KSL, Craigslist, etc., but I was struggling to find what I was looking for. So I made a Google doc and asked Facebook for help. I then spent the day texting and emailing with girlfriends across the country (thanks, ladies!), and I'm SO happy to announce I FINALLY bought a couch last night!! I'm a little nervous, because I bought it online and didn't get a chance to sit on it beforehand, but the online reviews were pretty positive, so I think it'll be OK. :)

Below, is the info that was on my Google doc, but if you want to just scroll to the very end, you'll see the couch I ended up with. ;)

(more after the jump!)