One of the things we had budgeted for when we purchased the new house was some furniture. Although we had a lot of things already from our old house and stuff sitting in storage, the square footage in this sucker made it necessary to get some new things.
Oh what a shame. Hee-hee.
My best friends have been Ethan Allen, thrift stores and Finder's Keepers (a local furniture consignment store). Ethan Allen was a no-brainer for us. They have great service, custom furniture - albeit sometimes crazy expensive - and great craftsmanship. Our list from Ethan Allen includes the following (being delivered as they are made):
- Coffee table for living room
- Nightstands for the master
- A sectional sofa for the living room
- End chair for living room
- End tables and console for guest bedroom
- Ottoman for family room
Don't worry, that rug will be finding a new home in MrDrama's office. I am on the lookout for something more muted in color (think cream and slate blue and greys in a more abstract pattern) and definitely much larger (at least 8'x10').
My other recent find (on the other end of the budget) has been a local furniture consignment store that a friend led me to, called Finder's Keepers. I had never shopped at consignment store, but it is a brilliant way to get quality pieces for CHEAP! Often you can score brand new pieces that are overstock from furniture showrooms, like these bar stools that I got for under $50 each. Considering that bar stools like these tend to run about $100-$200 each in regular stores, I feel like I got a steal on these.
What do you think? How do you mix high and low in your home for your furniture?