Ideal Homes- Show Us Your New Purchases!

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My velvet dining chairs have been fine. They do show where the pile has been moved - even picking them up to move them leaves (temporary) finger marks - but they’ve stayed clean. I just run the hand-held hoover over them once in a while.

I love yours, Cos, and the lamps, Five. I also like the washable quilt, emma. I like the idea of those as they sound so much easier than changing covers, and yours is lovely.

My dining room shelving is on course to be finished on time :bounce:. He’s making it in his workshop and will bring it flat packed to assemble here, which will be very soon - He said the end of the week, but that’s getting less likely, unless he works weekends, but he should meet his target of the end of the month. I’m so looking forward to getting all the books etc put away and getting my kitchen back. It’s been like living in a book warehouse for weeks!
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Kenickie wrote: Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:33 pm Where are they from, Cos? I'm contemplating dining chairs like that.
They're actually kitchen counter stools and they are from Wayfair. And I am now considering dining room chairs similar but in multiple velvet shades.
Elya wrote: Wed Nov 23, 2022 11:23 pm Ha, Cos! There’s pretty much always a cat on these chairs (usually they take one each).
I adore these cats on green chairs. They look very comfortable
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Thanks, they look lovely. Are they as comfy as they look?
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(for people as well as cats).
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The green velvet stools are lovely, Cos!

I am also contemplating a green velvet squishy sofa for our snug/grown up sitting room when we eventually decorate that (it’s our current kitchen, which is where we are living in while the renovations go on - phase 2 is to grub it all out and redecorate it, but that will be next year’s project).
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I bought one of the Joseph Joseph totem kitchen bins, I have been coveting them for years since my mum got one. At the moment we have a kitchen bin and a food bin. in the kitchen itself. We have a scabby old plastic box that holds all the recycling, and its in the utility room. Because of the layout of the utility, the only place it can go is in front of the door out to the garden so that means we hardly use that door. I hate bin bags being carried through the dining/snug area, it squicks me out. I hope that having one bin in the main kitchen will mean we can use the side door to take rubbish out.

I got 30% off but it was still quite pricy but I have wanted one for ages and being off work means I have spent less this month.
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30% off something you've wanted for ages is a bit of a win.
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Yes I agree! Which is why I bought this cute shelf for Liv's bedroom:

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She loves arranging displays in her bedroom :love:
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That is lovely, and I'm not surprised Liv enjoys that :))
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I love the wallpaper! :hbeat:
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I ordered the shelf today in the Black Friday sale - it's not my wallpaper :cry: (it is cute though!)
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I do like the shelf too, obviously :))
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sally maclennane wrote: Fri Nov 25, 2022 1:13 pm I bought one of the Joseph Joseph totem kitchen bins, I have been coveting them for years since my mum got one. At the moment we have a kitchen bin and a food bin. in the kitchen itself. We have a scabby old plastic box that holds all the recycling, and its in the utility room. Because of the layout of the utility, the only place it can go is in front of the door out to the garden so that means we hardly use that door. I hate bin bags being carried through the dining/snug area, it squicks me out. I hope that having one bin in the main kitchen will mean we can use the side door to take rubbish out.

I got 30% off but it was still quite pricy but I have wanted one for ages and being off work means I have spent less this month.
Maybe it is subliminal, but I was just looking at a new JJ chopping board set and this bin popped up and I think I need it. When my flatmate leaves I’m hoping she takes annoying metal dustbins that take up too much floor space with her so I can get these. I can also get the compost bin out of a cupboard. Tempted to order now as the price is quite good, but I’d only have to store it somewhere for two months.
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That hanging shelf is lovely! I'm now looking for similar in a hexagon shape.
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sally maclennane wrote: Fri Nov 25, 2022 1:13 pm I bought one of the Joseph Joseph totem kitchen bins, I have been coveting them for years since my mum got one. At the moment we have a kitchen bin and a food bin. in the kitchen itself. We have a scabby old plastic box that holds all the recycling, and its in the utility room. Because of the layout of the utility, the only place it can go is in front of the door out to the garden so that means we hardly use that door. I hate bin bags being carried through the dining/snug area, it squicks me out. I hope that having one bin in the main kitchen will mean we can use the side door to take rubbish out.

I got 30% off but it was still quite pricy but I have wanted one for ages and being off work means I have spent less this month.
I know I’ve said it before, but I’ve had mine for a couple of years now and I love it.

My kitchen is quite small so having all the waste bins in one spot saves so much room, it’s a godsend.

I like having the food bin in the main bin too, there’s always slight crumb and bits spillage around the food bin, but with this it just ends up in the main bin!
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Oh great, I'm looking forward to getting mine :))
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I’m genuinely jealous of satisfying bin situations. I’m going to resolve mine in the NY.

I bought this throw in September and it’s finally being dispatched! Just in time for Christmas (the only time anyone ever uses our sitting room).
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emma_p wrote: Sun Nov 27, 2022 8:38 pm I’m genuinely jealous of satisfying bin situations. I’m going to resolve mine in the NY.
I have a stainless steel one with two compartments and an automatic opening thing, which is handy when you have both hands full, but the closing mechanism is a bit zealous, and it's like dealing with Arkwright's till :)).

I love your throw.

I got a message about my shelves. There are oil stains on the bottom two bits of wood, which the carpenter thinks are from a forklift in the sawmill, so he's had to return them for replacement :mad:. He's sent photos and a very apologetic message as though he thought we wouldn't believe him, which I really do. I am disappointed, as it feels like this has gone on longer than it takes for whole housing estates to be built, but it can't be helped.
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I have ordered two of these - one for the back door and one for the front, as the current ones are tatty-looking. I need to train M to actually use them, as he seems to levitate over the ones that are there and land indoors with two muddy feet. Still, one step at a time.
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Here is my new bin in situ
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