Moving to Fort Worth doubled the size of our house, (which I love and am so thankful for!) But the frustrating part is our lack of furnishings. We simply do not have enough to fill this house. This has been especially annoying in the “seating” department.
We have this HUGE family room, and no furniture to speak of. It has however, become home to an awesome entertainment center, (thanks to the graciousness of my friend Maria!)
But we still didn’t have anywhere to sit. We looked around the local thrift stores- not much luck. The local Salvation army had old haggard sofas, for 150.00 YIKES! You can get a new cheap one for 250.00. (I am really going to have to find some better second hand stores!- at least in the furniture department)
And, I am just not willing to spend money right now. We learned all too clearly the importance of having adequate savings when Justin lost his job last summer. We also, now have a NO DEBT policy. Which means- basically every free dollar we have is being saved and no new purchases are being made.
What did we do? What we do best- we got a little creative-on-the-cheap. We had old 2 x 4″s, some random miss-mixed paint, fabric (purchased to recover a chair 5 years ago) and an extra mattress that goes in the trundle bed under our old twin set, Justin grew up with!