Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Art Of The Deal

We are first time homeowners and it has definitely been...different.

Last year, we were in the same city with our daughter for her first year of college, and then we found our dream house and moved in over last summer. However, we initially thought that we would be moving from there into an RV so before we moved into the tiny apartment in Richmond, I went through an entire two story, three bedroom house full of stuff and either sold what I could or gave away what I couldn't sell, thinking that we would be travelling around in an RV for a few years.

I got rid of everything.



Of course, I packed up all of the important things that you accumulate over a lifetime to put in a safe place for storage, but mainly, if it wasn't important or we couldn't use it in an RV, *poof* gone, buhbye, see ya!

And then, we found our dream house.

It is a great house. I love it here. I would've been seriously upset if we did not get it, but we did and now...

I have to buy all new stuff to fill it with.

Darn. I have to shop!


It's a tragedy, truly.

Once again, it's Dealspotr to the rescue! I have found a truly sweet deal to share! Right now, Overstock Art is having a sale! Overstockart.com is an online art gallery specializing in hand painted art with custom framing. I picked this gorgeous 36 x 24 painting Miranda - The Tempest by John William Waterhouse with the beautiful Burgeon Gold Frame





My terrible photography skills do not do this stunning painting justice, apologies!

A picture in my room, so you can see the true size

I would love to know which piece of art you like the best! Just make sure you add the code STEPHSTEB at checkout to get your 30% off everything on the site!
Meanwhile, I will continue on with my arduous task of shopping for more things for the house. I just don't know how I'm going to cope! Truly. 

18 comments:

  1. I had to dismantle a lifetime of stuff when I left England to move to New Zealand. It's daunting starting from scratch but a lot of fun too! Have fun with your new purchases.

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    1. I could NOT believe how much STUFF we had. In a way, I'm glad I did get rid of a lot, but on the other hand, I hate having to rebuy stuff that I know I had, lol!

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  2. Don't rush. Take your time and find stuff you really love. Art is one of the hardest things as it is so personal.

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    1. Oh, I am taking all of the time. We moved around so much while my husband was in the Navy that I am actually excited to stay in one spot and gather actual nice things instead of quick, dollar store stuff, lol!

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  3. I have to admit packing is the BIGGEST reason why I hate moving. It is daunting plus I feel like Ill have to get rid of a lot of stuff that are not deemed functional but I am sentimentally attached to. By the way, love the painting you picked!

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    1. Packing is the WORST! I always worry I'm going to end up leaving behind something important. I'm so glad I never have to again, if I don't want to! Thanks :)

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  4. We have been in our current home for 7 years. But before then we moved over 10 times, i lost track. I had few clothes and few necessities, it felt like a burden to have any more things than that. Enjoy shopping for new things!!

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    1. Yep, exactly. I finally put my foot down and said, NO MORE STUFF...but nobody listened, lol. I definitely am enjoying it so far <3

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  5. Congratulations on your new home! I'm glad you found your dream house ♡. And I hope you have a blast filling it with things you adore and tons and tons of happy memories!

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  6. Oh wow this is amazing! I've never heard of it but I'm going over now to check it out! :)

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  7. My oh my....art is another world altogether! Choosing it out wisely can be a task like no other. Take your time, though...with your heart and mind in one place.

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    1. I definitely am. We have decided on a nautical theme throughout the house (we both grew up on the coast and hubs was in the Navy for 20 years) so this matches it perfectly.

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  8. I would love to do this one day. It would a daunting change but a great adventure.

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    1. I don't think I ever would have done it on purpose, lol, but it's definitely been fun!

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  9. Art is so personal and imitates your own experiences in life. Totally a self choice that no one can judge or choose for you. :) Love this!

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