Friday, August 24, 2007
New. To me.
I found a new living room set on the great Internet garage sale know as Craigslist. It is close to perfect for my family...well...that is if you disregard the hideous fabric. But, I can live with the fabric for the price I paid. The furniture comes from THIS END UP (which I will make clickable later) and has been my desired brand since I was 12 years old and my mom brought home her very first new piece of furniture. It was a dining table and chairs. Sturdy. Simple. And oh so very durable. I now have those tables and chairs, and carved somewhere on the bottom is my 12 year old signature. Now I have a family room set that matches. Sturdy. Simple. And oh so durable. As soon as I get a chance I am carving my name on the bottom of every piece.
After I make new cushion coverings it will fit our lifestyle perfectly.
I love having those clean rural lines. The soft wood with some other families history written all over every scratch and dent. Every wax dripping and crayon mark says that it was loved before and I love that about used furniture. The lady who sold it to me told me to sand those scratches out. She sounded like my mother who told me to sand out the dining room table scratches. I will listen to neither one. I like gouges. Like human flaws, it brings character. (yes, I am still making excuses for my bed spelling...)
Anyhow, it has a tone of storage and since we use the family room as a school room, that makes it extra wonderful.
As an aside: Those tall bookshelves will be painted and moved upstairs very soon. I have a secret plan for them that I hope to share very very soon.