All grown up

Posted by Karen in Home Improvements.
Monday, March 13th, 2006 at 8:18 am

There have been requests to see our recent furniture upgrades. Yes, it’s true, we have real, not-bought-at-a-thrift-store-or-yard-sale furniture! I think we are finally officially becoming adults. (gasp!) But don’t worry, I have no plans to get rid of my pound puppy, and Nate still has his tauntaun. And actually, half of it was either free or bought second hand. But what we bought cost more than $20! And – it matches. Whoa. So I wish we had taken before and after pictures, but we didn’t, so I’ll just have to describe. Picture this: a full-sized box spring that we couldn’t fit through the door to get it upstairs with it’s mattress, so we just made it the base layer, the foundation if you will, for our bed. On top of the full box spring we put a queen box spring. On top of that we put a queen mattress. It sucked. Every night I rolled into the middle, every morning I complained. So we deemed it necessary to upgrade. And here it is, in all of its grown-up glory: Please note the matching bedside tables. Very exciting. That same week, Caveman Cody moved to Denver. Great opportunity for him, sad times for us. But as luck would have it, some furniture he was trying to get rid of happened to be the same style as what we had just bought! So we gladly took that off his hands, and ended up with I guess what you would call a bedroom set. Weird. Here it is:

Moving on to the next room, Nate and I had bought a dining room table and chairs from an old co-worker a few years ago. At the time, we couldn’t believe our luck, but I didn’t get along with it from the get-go. It was super wobbly, the veneer was ugly and starting to bubble, and it was an oval, which as it turns out is near impossible to find a tablecloth for. During one conversation I said that someday I wanted to get a big, beefy, solid wood rectangular table. And then lo and behold, I got an email from someone at the U who had taken a job out east and was trying to sell a bunch of his furniture, and one piece just happened to be a big, beefy, solid wood rectangular table! I had been thinking more like in a couple of years or so, but what are you gonna do when it just presents itself like that? So now we have this sweet table:

And so ends the tour of our new furniture. Who knows, maybe we’ll eventually even replace the pea green vinyl armchair with the packing tape holding its insides in that’s currently in our living room. But we don’t want to get too crazy.

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3 Responses to “All grown up”

  1. MJ Says:

    Wow, it all looks great–I’m impressed and glad to see that you finally took some pictures to show. I am a little surprised that you didn’t get any furniture that looks like beer kegs though.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    That pea green recliner is one of the most comfortable man-chairs this hombre has rested his bones in! If it gets replaced I suggest putting it in the basement to watch the beer ferment or in the garage when sneaking a beer on the old lady.

  3. Rick Says:

    Nice finds! Sometimes things just fall into place really well. good for yu guys and I can’t wait to come and see all of the new things in the house – furniture, skylight, kegenator, etc!