Monday, February 28, 2011

New (to us) Furniture

In my last post, I shared with you my frustration with people selling things on Craigslist and not responding back when inquiries were made. Well I guess I spoke too soon because on Saturday I received a call from one of the people I emailed concerning their living room furniture. And what was really weird was I knew the person! She goes to the same Bible study I go to. Small world, right? Anyway the furniture was just what I was looking for and the price was right ($100 for both). The set included a couch and a chair and a half. Perfect for our small living room. I always wanted more seating in our living room but didn't think we could get a couch and a love seat in there. Well this is the perfect solution!




Both pieces need a good cleaning. They're not filthy, just spotty. I think I'm going to try using some sort of spot cleaner. Any suggestions? My father-in-law suggested I take them to the car wash. He did that once with a couch he had and it turned out beautifully. So...maybe if the spot cleaner doesn't work you'll see me at the car wash sprayin' these puppies down:)


And this is the other side of our living room. We brought up the two chairs from our finished basement. (It's always cheaper to go shopping in your own home!) I think they look good and are really functional there. I stuck the lamp on top of the dresser cause we have no other lighting in our living room currently. We're working on getting recessed lighting in there. I'm picturing a collection of white ceramic things on top of that old dresser. Like vases or something. Speaking of that old dresser, I've loved that thing for forever. Seriously, when I was a little girl growing up in South Jersey (I was probably around 7-8 yrs old), a family gave that dresser to us. And it's always had a soft spot in my heart. So now it resides with us. Just not sure if it's going to stay in this spot or not. I have a smaller sofa table that I want to try there before I decide. 


So there ya have it: my "new" living room furniture. Can't wait to get started on pillows for the couch (think bright, fun, and cheery), painting the walls (a similar color, just less blue), and hanging (semi-homemade) art. I'll keep you posted! Just wanted to encourage you to not give up on Craigslist--it can work. My living room is living proof.

4 comments:

  1. Those are great pieces, Kat! Good find! I'm always amazed at how well you do with Craigslist...I guess perseverance is key!

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  2. So I am thinking about the car wash idea and have this mental picture...just saying. Have fun decorating!

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  3. Love that dresser as well!! And I've always loved putting dressers in livingrooms and entrys ect. I'm really enjoying watching you decorate and change your house - living vicariously through you right now I guess :-)

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  4. Congrats on the new furniture! I love that lamp and dresser, why don't you use that for the new baby?

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