I don’t generally condone leaving my apartment past 8 (my new lifestyle since beginning an 8-5 job mid-January) but I knew we were out of contact solution so I was forced to go shopping last night. Of course Fred Meyers wouldn’t cut it… if I was going out, I was going to Target. I might as well get a little visual simulation in while shopping for domestic products.
I made my way through my list, crossing off
contact solution, body wash, face lotion, polish remover, and milk.
I made my way back to the home department where I was pleasantly surprised with their selection. I’m not one of those people who successfully find, buy, and get complimented on Target purchases so it’s rare that I come home with anything. But on this particular rule-bending trip, I was successful and I am happy to share great pieces from Target.
If we get the apartment we applied for, our master bedroom will be the loft with slanted ceilings which means we would need rather short and dainty bed-side tables to fit. I am a sucker for anything industrial looking and if it’s actually industrial and has a hint of rust on it, I can’t resist. I thought this hammered drum-esque table would be a nice fit.
Round Hammered Metal Accent Table
The size, color and style would be great, but I wonder if the table would be practical? There doesn’t seem to be a lot of room for books, reading glasses, water, or an alarm clock/cell phone on it. After realizing that I store quite a few things next to my bed, it seemed more practical to opt for a table with a drawer or shelf .
Accent Table with Drawer
Around the aisle, I ran into this accent table with a crisp creamy finish. It seems like a nice fit with the drawer. It’s hard to pick this piece apart, but if I had to choose one flaw I would like the lines to be a little more square i.e. the legs wouldn’t bow out.
Lattice Top Accent Table
Yes! I love this table! What a great color of green and boxy style with a touch of flair in the lattice. There isn’t a drawer and there isn’t a shelf – sad face, but I see potential for adding a shelf and I will keep this one in mind for another room.
And then there was this:
Iron and Wood Accent Table
Simply wonderful. The industrial iron mixed with the cottage/barn wood. It also had a shelf and a wide surface that reminded me of the furniture line I have been eyeing at World Market. Although there isn’t a drawer, there must be a basket out there destined to fit this table. The price is a little steep for me ($79.99), -I would have to save my pennies- but I think it might be worth it.
If we get the apartment we are hoping for, we will finally have hard wood floors which means I can indulge in a few area rugs! I decided to check out Target’s selection, and to my surprise, I liked what I saw! I wouldn’t mind having any of the following rugs:
Over-dyed Area Rug
Asilah Sarah Area Rug
Wool/Jute Area Rug in a Grey – prefect for a lighter floor to bring contrast.
I would love to collect these canisters for our hutch but I have already committed to glass jars with labels.
Thankfully, I only left with two additional items in the form of swimming suits.
This cute floral pieces:
Which I decided I didn’t like. The bottoms were designed for those who enjoy full coverage. Personally, I like my bikini bottom to hit right across my lower hip (where the cut line should be from my abs) because I think it plays up my non-existent curves.
The second one I bought:
The bottoms had more of the hip-hugging fit I was looking for but the top left me longing for (a-hem) something more. I am tempted to keep the bottoms and play mix-n-match with pieces I already have, but I’m definitely not sold on the top as it is built for a lady who has the goods for the package.
I am keeping these home items on my ‘maybe list’ for our future (hopefully) apartment and for inspiration when looking for thrifted items.
Since we are headed to Hawaii in a little less than a month, I’ll have to think about the 1/2 of my 4 piece swim-suit binge and decide if I have a good mate for it.