It seems that all the furniture stores are having big sales this time of year, and I am constantly seeing commercials from El Dorado and Rooms To Go. One of my favorite stores Ikea has jumped on the sales wagon, and they are having new deals every day. Today they have a queensized bed at %50 off at $99, and my local Ikea has lots of other fantastic deals as well.
This made me think about how we have actually added a lot of furniture to our home this year. In January of last year we had a whirlwind move, where we literally moved overnight. We went to see the place in the morning, while my oldest son was at school, and before we left the place my husband had called some friends to help move. When we picked up our son from school he lived in a new home. Fortunately everything from the apartment to the location was an upgrade, and we were all very excited.
Since our move we have added a nice sleeper couch (I am so happy to be rid of our old ugly brown couch), a huge hutch, two tables for the living room, a shelf system for the kids room, a new living room chair from Ikea thanks to my dad, and last but not least our fantastic $13 new dining room table and chairs.
We old have three pieces of furniture in our home that was bought new, the rest of it has all been given through us through various sources such as freecycle and my husband's work. In our old apartment everything was a mix of whatever we could get for free, and there was no real flow to it. I am happy to say that after a year in our new place, we have finally gotten the flow going, and I feels like home.
Everything except for the Ikea chair and the storage system for the kids room has been acquired used and free.
Next on my wishlist is "new" dining room chairs and "new" patio furniture.
To see how we got our $13 dining room table check out Frugality Is Free.
Where do you get your furniture from?
Did you get any new furniture in 2009?
What is next on your furniture wishlist?