A cute set of dishes from World Market - we paid $2.00 for the 4-place setting.
This chaise lounge was $30 due to some water stains. Mom and I are going to try our hand at recovering it in a chocolate brown color to match our den.
This mirror is the perfect compliment to our bedroom decor.
My favorite piece...the green and chocolate brown rug that matches my painting from Romania (I'll post a picture later). I've been looking for something to inspire decorating in this room for years. This is perfect and hopefully soon I'll have pictures of this newly redecorated office/guest bedroom.
This desk will go in the soon-to-be-redecorated office/guest bedroom combo. It has a large working space with beautiful detail. The clock was Chuck's pick...he loves clocks and thought this one looked old and authentic (too bad the battery in the back gives it away!). The basket in the middle is a picnic basket with a leather strap on it, perfect for carrying things back and forth from church, my mom's house, etc. The baskets on the right are 2 of a 3 piece set - just one of two different 3 piece sets of baskets we bought at the sale. You can never have too many baskets!
This is the set of two chairs that will match our new couch. The couch is still in the builder's waiting room area in one of their showrooms, but we should be able to pick it up soon.
This is just a pillow I thought was cute and I'll use it in the office/guest bedroom to compliment the green and brown.
Although I forgot to take pictures of them tonight, we also bought a stainless steel 1200 watt microwave for $30 and a stainless steel dishwasher ($1200 value) for $100. Yes, these were both a steal!
I am so excited about having "real" furniture and about getting to decorate a room. So far since we've been married we've made do with what others have given us or what we could get from yard sales. Until now, we'd never purchased a couch or chairs. We are still using several pieces of furniture that have been given to us over the years - two dressers, two end tables, bookshelves, filing cabinets, kitchen table and chairs, coffee table, and refrigerator. As you can see, we wouldn't have much furniture at all if it wasn't for some very generous people in our lives. But this weekend it was so exciting to be able to purchase some new things, pay with cash, and stay within our budget. All that coupon clipping, deal watching, and budget managing paid off! :)