Sunday, June 5, 2011

Home Improvement

Daniel and I have been acquiring amazing Craigslist and WG&R finds recently, my poor in-laws are running out of room in the basement! Here are some of our most recent additions...

Unfortunately, I didn't take a "before" picture of this dresser. We bought it for $50 and it had a medium brown finish. Daniel sanded it down to the bare wood (I helped a little), then we stained it a dark brown. We took up a third of the garage for two and a half weeks, but it's totally worth it.

I did the drawers and the second coat on the sides and Daniel did the top and the first coat on the sides.

 It's not perfect, but there's a sense of pride in looking at something you helped create!

Our awesome TV. 37", 1080p. Quite a leap from our dinky 20" analog in Provo, this is probably our best Craigslist find!

 We picked up this stand for $35 and it is everything we've been looking for. Since we have dark brown couches, we want some lighter pieces for the living room. I kind of wish there were drawers or door or something, but other than that it's perfect!

TV stand + TV

 This papasan chair is my new best friend. $30 at an estate sale. It is seriously my favorite thing. It's comfy and in amazing shape and since it's a lighter wood, it's most def going in the living room.

 Ahhh!

 Daniel LOVES this thing. We were trying to decide between a coffee table or an ottoman, and...

We found something that's both!

Storage too!

Not pictured...
* The headboard (we used the ship-to-store option, hopefully it'll be here in the next week or so)
* King-size mattress (killer deal at WG&R)
* Light blue sheet set (500 thread count)
* White down comforter (great for Wisconsin winters)
* Dark brown bedskirt (hopefully it matches the headboard)

Things we still need...
* Bedside tables
* An end table (or two) for the living room
* An area rug for the living room. Maybe
* A washer and dryer
* All the bathroom stuff

Each thing we get makes us more excited for our new place! We'll be sure to take lots of pictures once we move in!

-Jenn

3 comments:

  1. the drawers is AWESOME!!!!! you guys are grate bargain hunters!!!

    :-D

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  2. Jordan (IDK WHY IT WON'T LET ME POST LIKE NORMAL BUT IT'S BEING STUPID)June 6, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    WHAT THE HECK!!!! IM SO JEALOUS! I WANT ALL THAT COOL/CHEAP FURNITURE!! YOU'RE LIVING MY DREAM OF FINDING ALL THAT KIND OF STUFF FOR MY APARTMENT NEXT SEMESTER!!!! I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR A DECENT PAPASAN CHAIR FOR DECADES! I DON'T KNOW WHY I'M USING ALL CAPS BUT IT SEEMS FITTING. YOUR TV IS ALMOST AS GREAT AS MINE AND THAT OTTOMAN?! IT'S MAGIC! I LOVE MY OTTOMAN TOO. I WILL HAVE TO FLY OUT TO YOUR APARTMENT ONCE YOU'RE ALL MOVED IN AND BASK IN THE GLORY OF ALL YOUR BEAUTIFUL FURNITURE. ok...that is all

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  3. Wow that dresser looks beautiful, before I read your post I thought that you bought it brand new! Great job and it really is a great feeling to create something huh? I'll admit I am very jealous of your papasan chair, my grandma has one of them and I've always loved it, so great find. well done. =]

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