Tuesday, August 08, 2017

My financial planner said I needed to buy a property before I retire...

so, of course, I did what he said.

Brand new one-twelfth scale Lori Loft to Love dolls' house, in packing.
I first discovered the Lori Loft to Love dolls' house in late 2015/ early 2016 via Modern Mini Houses and  Call of the Small. Of course, it wasn't available in Australia and when I checked eBay, it was going to cost me in the vicinity of AU$500 to buy and get a house originally priced at US$49.95 delivered to me. So I decided it was not to be.

Then, interestingly, earlier this year I discovered my local Kmart had some of the range. But not the loft. But it gave me hope.

Finally, about a month ago, I was surprised to stumble across a local listing at a price I could cope with.

Which led to a few weeks of trying to convince myself that it wasn't in my deposit-building budget. I didn't really need it. And I should probably finish some of my other dangling projects first.

And then my love of creative accounting took over.

I bought it. (And didn't feel one jot of guilt).
Brand new one-twelfth scale Lori Loft to Love dolls' house.
Inspired by Allie's House on Instagram, I'm wanting to turn this into a miniature gallery and possibly a permanent home for my pop-up shop series.

I'm also hoping this will give me a much-needed kick in the pants to start blogging again.

On that note, I asked my boss for (little) house-moving leave. And so I have tomorrow off and plan to do a review of the structure, plus start working on its transformation.


Sheila said...

Oooh! Congrats! I remember you talking about wanting this house! So nice you finally can have it.

otterine said...

Hooray! :D We all love a new house!

Jodi Hippler said...

How exciting! Nothing like a new project to get the creative juices overflowing again! This is going to be a fun one to watch!

AMCSviatko said...

Thanks everyone: I realised last night that it's actually the first new structure I've bought in a very long time. So felt even less guilty :-)

Mark said...

I hope your boss gave you that "house moving" leave. Great mini house!

Mark, Founder of Accent Loans