Let the furnishing of the new house begin!!! Let me just start by saying, that from the moment I walked into the house, I knew exactly what I wanted in the way of new furniture. I also knew that Matt and I had a budget we were determined to stick to. We don't want to put any furniture on a credit card; we only want to use cash.
This weekend we started furnishing our bedroom. We were looking for furniture similar to what we like at Ikea. Ikea already has really good buys on new furniture, but I was determined to find furniture that looked as good as Ikea's, but cost less. We were successful with that this weekend thanks to Craigslist. On Friday, we cashed my pay check and bought five pieces of furniture. We only used the cash, and we didn't even use the whole paycheck! If we would have bought the five pieces of furniture new from Ikea, we would have spent $1,450 before tax. We walked away with all five pieces for $545. We are so thankful for great bargains!
Below are pictures of the pieces of furniture we liked from Ikea, and pictures of the furniture we purchased from Craigslist.
|This is the bed we were going to get from Ikea. It is listed for $299, but it is on sale for $199.|
|This is a nightstand that we liked at Ikea. It is listed for $199.|
|This is a similar night stand that we purchased off of Craigslist for $50. We saved $149 buying used.|
|This is a dresser we liked at Ikea. It is listed for $299.|
|This is a similar dresser we found on Craigslist for $120. We saved $179 buying used.|
|This is a dresser we liked from Ikea. It is listed for $299.|
|This is an armoir we liked from Ikea. It is listed for $399.|
|This is a finished piece we found on Craigslist for $250. The guy selling it refinished it and painted it black. It would look perfect with all of our other black furniture, but........we didn't buy it........|