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Buy It Used Home Tour: Living Room

Posted Oct 29 2009 11:04pm
My living room is the largest room in my home, and therefore, the one with the most furnishings and used furnishings. Let's start with the table above. My husband and I got the the table itself for our first home before we were even married at an upscale consignment shop boutique place that was moving for 1/2 off! The clock on it was given to us and I have had the lantern since high school. This is another great way to do environmental good. Treat the stuff you love well and hang onto it forever.
This frame hangs above that table. I found it on Craigslist for $10 and use it as a bulletin board for all my son's art work. This way his creations can be displayed as the true works of art they are and when he makes new stuff, I can take a picture and recycle what was there.
I found this end table at a garage sale for $50 about 3 years ago. If you are thinking "Willo, that sounds a little expensive for a garage sale." I was totally with you. But here's why it is completely worth it; it's sturdy, I like the look of it, and it just wipes clean when someone sets a drink on it/my kids spill the milk they aren't supposed to have in the living room all over it. These two chest were acquired about 6 months ago from my local village consignment shop. I had been looking for something that would hide the kid's toys nicely but they could still access easily and I wanted something that loosely matched the afore mentioned end table, but not exactly. When I found these I knew they were perfect. I got them both for $40. The tiny wooden rocking chair was given to my oldest when he was about 1 by a family friend. It was a family heirloom that had reached the end of the line in that family and gained new life in ours.

This bookshelf is a recent Craigslist find and for $30 it was the addition to this space. Someday I may get something bigger that takes up more of the wall, but right now the kids play there. The lamp was given to us by my husband's Grandma who wasn't using it in her home.

So there you have it, the living room. What do you have in yours that's used and you love?
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