As long as I can remember I have lived on a limited budget. There has never been a time when I could just go shopping and buy whatever I felt like. Having that attitude I have always looked for furniture second hand. I did buy a new couch in 1987, and it has been recovered twice (yes, only twice!) and I can understand buying new when I comes to certain things like a couch or a mattress, but just about anything else I just think it makes more sense (for me) to buy used. The hunt - looking on craigslist, hitting the yard sales - is half the fun. Then taking the time to make the piece yours with paint, stain, and fabric - awesome! I am currently looking for a dresser/console/credenza for our new flat screen TV in our family room. Right now its sitting on a beautiful cedar chest that belonged to my husband's great-aunt. But we need storage for DVDs and board games so we need something new (used)!
Any of the following would be perfect!! I’ll let you know when I find it!