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Hopefully Worth the Wait

May 14th, 2012 at 12:45 pm

**New Furniture Ordered...

All NEW! Boy, what a change for us. We bought new - matching furniture. I believe that is a FIRST. We've bought new pieces before, but never any kind of set.

My poor kids and family - I know I will be some insane "Don't touch my couch!" type for a while. I will get over it, with time. Wink

I met dh at the store today, to put in our order. Will get it tomorrow. We got a sectional, ottoman and a matching recliner.

I was incorrect about the rent-a-center. The stuff we were looking at was actually *brand new.* We just happened to drive by this place a while ago - and never made it over there because they only had weekday hours. We just didn't expect much from the place. Boy - you never know!! We saved about $200 going here. $200 less than we were able to negotiate anywhere else... & we didn't have to haggle. They wouldn't, and we were fine with that. Good price!

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Anyway, the most joyful part of all is that dh and I actually agreed on something - rather quickly and easily. I can't get over it.

I am probably pushing it, but I want to take down this painting we have and put up my dad's framed prints (which we have not agreed where to hang). I think it would make for a nice and complete room remodel. Will see. At the least this would be a good time to "see how it looks." *crossing fingers*

Regardless, I will share before and after pictures. I will tell you we lived a long time with a hodge podge of hand-me-downs and the like. Of course, if "appearances" were more of a priority, there is tons we could have done. But we just didn't care. I think this is one of those things that turn people off to frugality. But, I often say, "It's not forever." This is the end of the road. It was not forever. We now own a very nice looking family room. {Probably nicer than it should be - with rambuctious kids around - that part I may regret}.

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I think we are done with the big purchases. Phew!!

"Appearances" are very ugly, but reality is not so bad.

New living room furniture:

$1,250 with taxes and delivery
- 200 {hoping to sell old furniture}
- 500 Chase cash reward (already earned)
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$ 550

I think dh is optimistic on selling the old couch, but WHO KNOWS!

$550 cash out? $750? Either way - thank you Chase!

3 Responses to “Hopefully Worth the Wait”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    That sounds like a great deal on all those pieces of furniture! Can't wait to see the before and after.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I hope the furniture makes you very happy. Smile If I were in the market for a couch (and in your area) I'd go for a $200 couch. Big Grin

  3. PNW Mom Says:

    Congrats!

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