With the exception of one or two pieces of minor furniture (bookcases) I have never bought any brand new furniture. Before Rob and I got married, we bought a houseful of furniture from one of my dad's customers and put it all in storage until we moved into our home the day before our wedding. Since then, we have acquired more used furniture, either bought at a garage sale or Goodwill, and we even had stuff given to us. One of my favorite things ever given to us was a blue checked couch that Rebecca Negron gave me. Since our living room is green, it now sits in the Ehr's blue-decorated living room. :-) I have wanted to upgrade our living room for years, but just never came across a good deal that I was in love with. A couple months ago, my sister-in-law, Diana, called me and told be about a wooden bench at the Goodwill in Port St. Lucie. I drove right up and bought it. Later, I just happened to find a super rug half off at Lowe's. Then, I became a regular visiter to Craigslist. For those of you who don't know, it is classified ads on-line. My first find was an armoir for my computer and two printers. Perfect match to the aforementioned bench. Then, I found two side tables that also match the other pieces! Much to my surprise, less than a week later, I found an entertainment center that ALSO matched all the other stuff! I still can't believe my good fortune. Actually, I believe God put it all together for me! I mean, really, what are the odds? The pieces came from Port St. Lucie, Palm City, Stuart, Jupiter and Green Acres. And it all matches! I love sitting in my living room, now! Wanna know how much it all cost, total? Less than $650. Amazing, huh?